New macbook pro already at the genius bar

gmurph1818

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So I found a good deal on a month old macbook pro 15" on craigslist for 900. Bought it last week and the airport card went out already. They had the part in stock at the genious bar here at Vintage fair mall in modesto. Has anyone else had this problem in a new macbook? They said the turnaround time was 3-5 days. Just was curious to see if this is a rare problem or a big issue?
 

kgeier82

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So I found a good deal on a month old macbook pro 15" on craigslist for 900. Bought it last week and the airport card went out already. They had the part in stock at the genious bar here at Vintage fair mall in modesto. Has anyone else had this problem in a new macbook? They said the turnaround time was 3-5 days. Just was curious to see if this is a rare problem or a big issue?
Things happen, I havent seen a lot of issues with the APCs. Just keep an eye on it.

Itll probably never go back again, or itll go in so much, theyll replace it :)
 

gmurph1818

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yeah im not complaining since I got it for such a good price. I would be pretty pissed if I paid the original 1699 and it already gave out.
 

gmurph1818

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wow I have a crazy update for you guys. So I got a call from the genious bar yesterday to pick up my macbook. I head on down there after work and im met by the police who said that I purchased a stolen macbook pro :eek:. I was interrogated for over a hour and basically im out $900. LEARNED MY DAMN LESSON FROM CRAIGSLIST. Worse part of it the cops where ******s and acted like I stole it. Just beware of craigslist thats for damn sure its my stupid mistake I should have known better.
 

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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Ouch! That would be my luck as well, so I haven't purchased from craigslist.

I also wonder about the "new in box" deals that people get. I wonder why they are selling cheaply if the box has never been opened.
 

Disc Golfer

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thats a bummer man

This is why I never buy on craigslist. Between the broken stuff and stolen stuff and hookers it's such a shady website. :(

At least we know apple is up on stolen gear, piece of mind for the rest of us I guess.
 

gmurph1818

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actually it is kinda funny here i am bragging about getting a good deal and then almost get arrested haha. I contacted the person and the girl admitted it was stolen and she will pay me back as long as I dont give the police all her information
 

sjinsjca

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Sympathies.

I actually had a good CL experience with my first MBP. My "bargain" wasn't quite as spectacular as yours seemed to be, but then again the machine had a carefully-used look to it and the seller had all the original packaging etc. My antennas were up, but the scene seemed legitimate. It helped that the deal was good but not too-good-to-be-true.

Is there any hope that the cops might, with your help, find the guy who sold you the stolen machine, and maybe help you get at least part of your $900 back?
 

sjinsjca

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actually it is kinda funny here i am bragging about getting a good deal and then almost get arrested haha. I contacted the person and the girl admitted it was stolen and she will pay me back as long as I dont give the police all her information
Get the money THEN give the cops all the information!
 

clindner

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actually it is kinda funny here i am bragging about getting a good deal and then almost get arrested haha. I contacted the person and the girl admitted it was stolen and she will pay me back as long as I dont give the police all her information

Ooh, that's a good angle. So if you buy from craigslist, make sure you get contact info from the seller so you can rat them out.

Be sure you don't go alone to collect your money back! She might not be alone either.
 

poblack

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I recently had a bad experience trying to buy a macbook pro on Criagslist. To make a long story short, this guy tried to sell me a stolen macbook. He didn't even know the password to log into the machine so I could test it. Very shady indeed. Dude was acting very nervous and sketchy. He then left to get another macbook out of is car and never came back.

Stay away from Craigslist when buying electronics. It's either a scam where some guy in Nigeria wants you to wire him money, the stuff is stolen, or it's broken.
 

gmurph1818

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yeah I have all her info and my girlfriend got screwed a year ago on a iphone on craigslist so ever since then we write down the license plate numbers if i buy anything. So basically I told her she better pay me asap or she is screwed. Seemed like a normal girl too not shady looking at all. I was just so damn excited to have my first really really good macbook now I have nothing lol.
 

clindner

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Stay away from Craigslist when buying electronics. It's either a scam where some guy in Nigeria wants you to wire him money, the stuff is stolen, or it's broken.
You can tell that the merchandise is legitimate when the seller expects to get WAY too much for it!
 

patrickdunn

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Do you have any details about the CL guy? Phone number, car, address, emails? I would take him to small claims to get your $900 back.

EDIT: Oops, answered above.
 

gmurph1818

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I have their phone number, emails they sent, texts they sent, and license plate number. Im emailing back and forth with her as we speak. She says she is going to pay me but you know how that goes.
 

HLdan

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Get the money THEN give the cops all the information!
Agreed! The OP was greatly inconvenienced, not to mention how embarrassing the situation is. He's lured back to the Apple store to pick up his Macbook and the cops are there waiting for him. As soon as you get your money back OP, give the cops the Craigstlist seller's info. She tried to hustle you.
 

bigjnyc

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So you really thought someone was selling a $1700 laptop thats only a month old for $900 legitimately? You have to had figured that there was either something wrong with it or it was stolen. People aren't just giving stuff away at huge losses out there lol.
 

gmurph1818

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yes they asked me but I didnt have it all on me I mean I had the texts but not the emails and license plate number. They were more interested in interrogating me than asking about the person I bought it from. Wouldnt even give me a chance to get on my personal email to show them. Just gave me the bull that if his investigation points to me I will be arresested. Police could care less about me getting my money back he basically told me oh well about the money.
 

gmurph1818

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So you really thought someone was selling a $1700 laptop thats only a month old for $900 legitimately? You have to had figured that there was either something wrong with it or it was stolen. People aren't just giving stuff away at huge losses out there lol.
I met up with them not really planning to buy because it was too good to be true but then I seen it and wanted it bad. She seemed like a nice girl but like I said before I shoulda known better.
 

Disc Golfer

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If you're actually going to meet back up with this person for a refund, I'd bring at least one friend and we'd both be armed. Who knows if this person just wants to shut you up to the cops or what.