How do you check the specs of the CTO Macbook Pro 15?

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  1. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the receipt. The outside box does not list the specs. How do I know what is inside without opening it and turning it on?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You have to turn it on to find out. There's no label on the computer itself, and unless the box says, the only way to find out is turn it on.
     
  3. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking to sell it so what should I do? If they turn it on and does not buy it, I would lose me some $$$.
     
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  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    touche. I forgot about that since they didn't start that until the generation after my computer. That'll do the trick.
     
  6. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    How does one end up with a CTO computer with no receipt and no idea of what it is that they have and are only trying to sell it???
     
  7. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I bought it on ebay lol.

    The serial number look up does not state the stats of it.
     
  8. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Can't you go look up the transaction on eBay? It should list it there.
     
  9. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What if it is fake?
     
  10. sdneidich macrumors member

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    Then you have Ebay Buyer's Protection to cover it for 45 days from date of purchase. But if you are looking to sell it, you are better off just opening it and checking. You can say "opened to verify: it is in great shape" etc.
     
  11. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Then you're screwed.
     
  12. themac23 macrumors regular

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    Are you kidding me? The auction surely listed the model and specs. That wasn't a good reason at all. Try again.
     
  13. AbyssImpact thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you 100% trust the seller did not rip you off by not putting 8GB of ram in like they say? They must love you as their buyer.
     
  14. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Something doesn't smell right. So, you recently bought a MBP off eBay for the sole purpose of immediately reselling it?
     
  15. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    The problem is that you listed this as how do you find out what is inside and not how do you verify. The difference is that one you know the specs and are just trying to insure that is what it is, The other is that you are trying to find out what it is. You wrote the latter and not the former. We all assumed that you had no idea what the specs were. I hope you got what it was supposed to be, but having a receipt or specs posted on the side would be no more insuring of what is on the inside than the auction posting. If you think that just because the serial number of sticker on the side guarantees that is what is on the inside, then you are the perfect gullable buyer as well. Most sellers are truthful, but if they were goign to go to the extreme of cheating you, they would go as far as to create a fake manufacturer seal as well. Once again good luck. If you don't trust your seller, what makes you think that your buyer will trust you?
     
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  17. themac23 macrumors regular

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    No. I open the stuff I buy. I don't post on a forum asking a stupid question like "how do I find out what's inside the unit that is sitting right in front of me"?
     
  18. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    lol :D
     
  19. dgitalchaos, Mar 30, 2011
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    dgitalchaos macrumors member

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    My CTO box has the specs right next to the serial number, including the high-res and the 128 SSD. It also said it on the shipping box that it came with, also next to the serial number.


    Edit: Plus can you honestly resell the MacBook Pro without knowing if there's even a MacBook Pro in the box? What if it IS fake and instead of a MacBook Pro, there's a Dell in there?
     

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