Okay, so here's the thing, I am buying a MBP 2017 soon. I am in a place where there are no Apple stores and local computer stores sell MBPs which they import from different countries, I assume. Needless to say, I do NOT trust any of these computer stores as most of the time they are selling used/refurbished etc. claiming it to be brand new. They can even make the packaging look like as if I am just getting it from an Apple store. So long story short - I need to know what I should check while buying to make sure that the piece I am buying is indeed brand new (never used, never refurbished etc.). Is there a way I can check the serial number mentioned on the box and the MBP itself on Apple site (or a third party site) which can tell me if the piece is brand new - never fired up before - full warranty intact. Or any other way (or multiple ways) to make sure I am buying an authentically brand new piece. People from US and other first world countries may find this post very weird but bear with me. Let me know if there are any fool-proof ways of finding out. A quick example: I was in the market to buy iPhone 6S 2 years ago. Every store claimed the that the phones they have are brand new. There was a site (I don't remember the name) where I put in the serial number and it would tell me if the phone has ever been activated. And every single one of those phones was activated (mostly in Japan) as the last carrier it showed was from Japan. And every single store claimed that it is brand new and never opened box before. So now you know why I am so paranoid and want fool-proof methods of checking if the MBP I'll be buying is brand new or not. Thanks for the help!