Is this online dealer conning me?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by weenerdog, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. weenerdog macrumors member

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    He's selling me his new macbook pro but doesn't have the receipt. He claims that I can get the warranty simply through the computers serial number and that I don't need the receipt. Is this true?

    I need help quick. thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is true, but I'd ask for the serial number so you can verify the status.
     
  3. weenerdog thread starter macrumors member

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    So just to confirm, I don't need the receipt?? How does Apple know how long the computer has been sold for?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Usually, the serial numbers are sent to Apple when they sold ... occasionally they are a few days off. That is when having the receipt matters, so you can prove the actual date. Usually though, the estimate is close enough.
     
  5. weenerdog thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much :)
     
  6. paintballswimgu macrumors 6502

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    get the serial number before you buy. That way you can call apple and make sure it hasn't been reported stolen.
     

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