Does anyone know what the bar code inside the MacBook Pro box is for?

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  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    *Not really a issue/problem*

    Cousin is selling his MacBook Pro, but lost the top box for it. Planning on giving mines to him (buyer is asking for it), since we both have the same MacBook. Does anyone know what the bar code inside the MacBook Pro is for? Don't want the buyer to have anything linked back to my serial number.

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  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    never even noticed it, does it match your SN? Maybe its considered a part and its scanned to register it was used?
     
  3. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Tried matching it, but it seems like it's different.
     
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  5. thesaint024 macrumors 65816

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    I don't recall an imprinted bar code. I remember seeing a stuck on, thick bar code that I believe is used for RFID tracking and/or anti-theft. I can't tell from the picture if it's an imprint, thin sticker or thick sticker?
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68030

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    That may have been used for lot or sheet tracking during production of the box.
     
  7. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. bartvk macrumors 6502

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    That would actually be quite funny :)
    Some packaging engineering team deciding to put some weird barcode there, and telling management they need that for some made-up reason. When actually it's to waste overly curious people's time, trying to match serial numbers of boxes and laptops :D
     
  10. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    This is a very common barcode on Apple packaging and is merely the part number for the product's box/lid/whatever. You can find it on everything from an iPhone to an iMac box.

    (Remember there are many variants of boxes and lids - not just different box colours to match the product, but also different sizes for different countries. UK boxes are deeper than most, for example, to account for the large three pin power plug. Makes sense for them to have part numbers and be easily identified at the factory.)
     
  11. mrex macrumors 68030

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    I have never understood those people - do they live in a box world? If i saved all the boxes i bought, i would not have a place to sit.
     
  12. gngan macrumors 68000

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    I keep all boxes for stuff that I plan to sell in the future. People want it and I get more $ out of it.

    Same reason I don't understand why people don't take care their phone (e.g. sliding on the table, dropping it all the time).
     
  13. mrex macrumors 68030

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    Those people are just lunatics if they pay more because of a cardboard box. Are they going to put them inside a vitrine to show them?
     

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