Is this a good price?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Squilly, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Squilly macrumors 68020

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    I saw a retina MacBook Pro on Craigslist and am talking to the seller. It's base 2012 15" (2.3/256/8gb). He has the box and charger as well, and it's a Samsung display. Warranty expires in a couple weeks on November 8 and I can always extend it 2-3 years with AppleCare. He wants $900 cash. Mint condition. Reason he's selling: has to take care of bills for family. Good price?
     
  2. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    That is a tricky one.....

    too low price to be good and true, IMO

    He will want the money to pay bills and something, but even with warranty, you can end with a lemon.....:eek::confused:

    :):apple:
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Oh Squilly … your 'is this a scam?' threads always keep me entertained. :D

    Of course it's a scam, 100%. Just be careful out there matey, it's a dangerous world. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. :)
     
  4. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    If it were a lemon, I could just send it to Apple within the timeframe of the warranty.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Buy it, Mate!

    Never pass up an opportunity to get something for a too-good-to-be-true price...or miss out on any get rich quick scheme!

    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    He sounds legit... Was going to meet me too. He lives in Lancaster, CA but oddly the ad was in the Lancaster, PA Craigslist (which is where I'm located).
     
  7. webcity macrumors member

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    I would give it a swerve. Especially if he is not within meeting distance.
     
  8. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Devine providence! Do it.
     
  9. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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  10. Orr macrumors 6502

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    Except if it's stolen.
     
  11. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Pretty sure Apple doesn't keep history logs of stolen products. Unless it was reported directly.
     
  12. StockDC2 macrumors regular

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    What does that have to do with anything? The poster said that it was stolen, not that you were going to get caught with a stolen machine. Sheesh.
     
  13. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ended up falling through. Got suspicious when things weren't adding up (multiple Craigslist ads across the country).
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    So if i'm reading this correctly...you're comfortable buying stolen stuff, as long as you don't get caught?

    Interesting set of ethic principles going there (or lack of them).
     
  15. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure I've bought stolen stuff on Craigslist before, but if I was told it was stolen, no I wouldn't buy it.
     
  16. Phildo macrumors member

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    You would want to see proof of the original purchase.
     

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