Is This Mac Stolen? NEEEEEEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fastmichal, May 14, 2009.

  1. fastmichal macrumors newbie

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    Hi there people.

    I am very interested in buying this mac of craigslist, but I'm not sure if it's stolen or not. The price is $1675 for MacBook Pro Aluminum Unibody 15.4" 2.4GHz 2GB DDR3 250GB.

    So the price is so tempting that its very possible it's stolen.
    The guy says he doesn't have the receipt, he lost it.:cool:

    What can I do to check if it's stolen?


    thanks everyone who reads this.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Luckily if he has an e-mail address Apple e-mails the receipt to you when you buy. At least they did for me. Ask him for that.
     
  3. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    It's only $325 cheaper than what Apple sells it for. And thats Apple, it can be had considerably cheaper elsewhere. Price seems fine to me.

    Ask him for the serial number on the bottom of the computer then check it against Apple.
     
  4. Blue Fox macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a very considerable used rate to me, nothing sounds fishy. Just make sure to look it all over really good before buying it.....or consider paying a couple hundred extra and just getting a new one.
     
  5. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    that is a resonable cost so i think it is legit just test the machine.
     
  6. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    Just because the price is right does not mean it's not stolen. The guy can't provide a receipt? I wouldn't touch it.
     
  7. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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  8. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/4.6.1.101 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    This isn't quite the answer to the question at hand, but if you're uncomfortable with the situation pony up +$25 and tax and get a refurb with a new warranty from apple.
     
  9. spatlese44 macrumors 6502

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    From Apple store:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    2GB memory
    250GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    Built-in iSight camera
    Illuminated keyboard

    $1,699.00

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    Of course, with tax it will be $100 more than the deal you are looking at, but you also get a warranty and no scratches, etc.. I'd do that. At the price he's asking, the only one that's potentially getting robbed is you.
     
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Maybe you can talk the seller to bring the price down more. You are getting robbed at that price. A refresh may be next month.
     
  11. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Unless you can get him to take the price down, go for the refurb. I'd much rather have something I know is guaranteed to work for a year + I can buy Applecare if need be.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Test it before you hand over any money.
     

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