Sorry, didn't want the subject line to be horrendously long. My blackbook's display is dying and I've been looking for a new/used MBP on Craigslist/Amazon/ebay for under $950, since that is all the money I have. I found one for $900, the box is opened but the computer itself is sealed in the plastic. I wanted to make sure that the seller knew I intended to boot the computer up to make sure it worked properly... however I got an email back from him telling me I know this is kind of fishy, and I wrote an email (haven't sent yet, though. Waiting for advice from forum... ) explaining that any buyer he got would/should ask for the same thing. If he is worried about them thinking it was used, that he should explain the situation to them and they should understand. Is there anything you would suggest I do/say to get it so that this deal goes through and I KNOW that the computer works properly? He supposedly got the computer as a gift but already has a 17inch MBP and is selling this one to buy something else as it's just taking up space. The MacBook Pro he's selling is a 2.5 GHz CPU with 500 GB 5400 RPM HARD DRIVE, 4GB RAM Late 2011 model MD313LL/A Thanks all for your help!