is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jeff42037, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    If you can see it in person that would be helpful.
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    When you go to make the exchange, meet in public like at a Starbucks. Even if is sealed box, make sure you open it, turn it on and view "About this Mac" to ensure is all he says is.

    I know a guy who met someone who sold him a "sealed box" MacBook Pro. Paid $1550 cash. He took it home and opened it and was no MacBook Pro in the box but rather a rock. Said it was perfectly sealed so he assumed was legitimate.

    There are a lot of scammers out there. But there are also a lot of good deals from honest people who have just changed their minds for whatever reason and don't want and just want cash to buy something else. The whole thing is be very careful. See it, keep it in your hands, then pay cash for a safe transaction. An honest seller will have no problem letting you test it fully.

    Good luck.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    You might also look at the serial number and call Apple (or the local police) and see if it's been reported stolen.
  5. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    Lol, just hand a person $1550 in cash for a sealed box....dang, give me that guy's number. I've got a new SIB, MP normally $4,000, will take $2000 in cash. :rolleyes:

    I've always opened things to check. I can't belive someone would have over so much $$$ to stranger without checking something.

    I sold a wii to someone and made sure they checked it, so they couldn't call me and say something later!

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