Got a Retina MBP for $1700!

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  1. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a

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    I was surfing ebay yesterday and happened upon a BIN MBP Retina base model for $1700! Free shipping, feedback 99+% and over 700 transactions and a hx of selling macs. Brand new. Very strange. So, I purchased it, and coming in about a week!

    Now, I just found out the upgraded model with 16GB ram I ordered last month just went preparing for shipment today. Decisions decisions....
     
  2. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    I just got one for $1699. I have no proof or photos, but I wanted to post it here anyway just to brag.
     
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  4. macjonny1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL not trying to brag for all I know I'm going to get a box full of rocks!

    All night I kept thinking there is going to be something wrong with it and I wouldn't know it until paypal released the funds. There is that old adage "if it seems too good to be true..." We'll see!
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Funny, using a box (well, more a "pillowcase") full of rocks is how I got my rMBP for free!
     
  6. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Someone with that many transactions has an easier job scamming and the negative rep going unnoticed. Don't expect things to be exactly as you wish them to be. I doubt Apple even sells them to huge bulk buyers this cheaply.
     
  7. macjonny1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good point.

    I am wondering if possibly he's an apple employee or some access to discounted goods. A lot of feedback on this seller are apple-related sales
     
  8. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a link to the listing or listing number? I'd like to see if this is legit. after fees he's really only making ~$1500 or so. Well if it's too good to be true, ebays buyer protection is pretty good but it can take 2-4weeks for PayPal to review the case and refund the payment to you.
     
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    Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    At that rate there is absolutely no way he's profiting from the sale. Not even best buy, or whoever is Apple's largest customer is will get them for anywhere near this price.
     
  11. macjonny1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the link...

    shipped and arrives 7/17

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330761518559?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    It is very hard to get scammed as a buyer...buyer protection timeline is a pain but buyer protection is heavily weighted toward the buyer. Now as a seller it's a different story...risky.
     
  12. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    True, I retract my last sentence, but it honestly sounds far too good to be true. The seller has appalling grammar on that listing anyway, and says "no restore disk included"...lol?
     
  13. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    Hey it looks semi-legit, I hope it works out for you. It's possible the guy's a pawn broker or took it in trade for something, or maybe doesn't know what it's worth. Or that it's stolen.
     
  14. midtownhd macrumors member

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    I just checked the serial number, and it says it says Apple needs to validate the purchase date.
     
  15. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    The weirdest part about this is that he's selling an open-box model. As a consumer, there's no reason to be selling open-box models at this point when anyone can get them replaced for free/return them (pretty much everyone's within the return grace period at this point).
     
  16. macjonny1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you are correct it was pretty funny. Oh well it will be interesting to see. I would be kicking myself to let it go and can wait out the buyer protection process if needed. UPS tracking shows originating in the Bronx which is where the buyer is. At the very least, I'll have a new pen-pal from Nigeria to write to!

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    Unless it's an employee purchase...
     
  17. Slivortal macrumors 6502

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    I mean... it's possible. But even then, why would he open the box first? Unless they forced him/her to open the box as they purchased it for such a reason?

    Not to mention employee discounts on the MBPR are currently blacked out, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  18. cjw2222 macrumors newbie

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    The slang english and poor grammar are enough to send me running
     
  19. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    From my eBay history it looks like an authorized apple service provider who may have received some free units. He definitely opened this thing up, because he is a computer repair provider. The listing looks legit and seller has extensive feedback. First thing I would do is open the back and make sure he didn't screw with anything and then confirm purchase date and 1yr warranty.
     
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    same
     
  21. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Lol, I'm typing on my iPhone and damn auto correct. Forgot to proof read before submitting.

    On a road trip, headed to ocean city,md.
     
  22. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    How/why would they receive free units? I don't believe an AASP would be as retarded with English as is evident from the listing anyway...
     
  23. mohsy90 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure, but some larger repair companies have smaller private providers. The grammar does worry me though, account could have been hacked.
     

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