As long as the box has the same serial number, I'd say it's legitimate. If you are worried, call AppleCare and get them to confirm the serial number on their system, where it was purchased from and when etc.I did check at appleserialnumberinfo.com, and the info I got suggests it was made within the last week, which seems odd to me for a MBP that someone was selling on CL already. The MBP seems fine and I have just registered it via AppleCare and everything seems legit, but the serial info just threw me off.
Calling apple care is pointless. They will most likely tell you nothing is wrong with it especially if it is that new, and if it is stolen, you will not find out that it was stolen until later like I did. I bought a 4 month old mbp 2.8ghz, called apple care- said it was fine, had a apple store look at it and run the serial number- said it was fine. I took it into Apple 2 months later to get the battery looked at- Confiscated. Told me it was stolen.I'll give a call to AppleCare just to be sure.
I am in the process of taking the guy who sold it to me to court. I did a lot of investigation on him by following him on a forum/tracking his other items for sale. And my father being a detective helped I believe speed up the process by making phone calls that apple in the beginning took weeks to make. I had a prelim hearing back in March, and court is actually on the 28th of July.. So I will see what happens in a few days. Just be careful, I thought that I took ever course to protect myself from this,and still got taken. I was in the situation where I had a HP and got it covered under the lemon policy, and being a student couldn't afford school expenses+ a new mbp so I went the used route, but wish I would of waited to maybe finance it... The mbp was taken on Valentines day, and I am just getting around to being able to afford a new one. Thing that really hit hard was all the work and info/pictures I lost.. I merged everything on the mac.. and a 18 page paper that was due 2 days after it was taken by apple.@mkelly2115 -- sorry to hear that. Did you have any recourse after it was confiscated?
I live appx 30 minuets to Philadelphia PA. The computer was confiscated at the 14th street store in NYC.Out of interest what country do you live in that a store can confiscate something from you?
mkelly2115, they didn't even give you your data?
My .02 would be to save any and all emails, text messages, between you and the seller... I am very lucky I did (they were all in outlook) because that is what helped me build my case, and prove my side of the story. Without that, its your word against his. Not sure if you have an iphone, but I took screen shots too of our conversation and stored them with the emails.Thanks, I'll do that (and just file away all the contact info I have with the seller should things go awry). In the meantime, I'm loving the new MBP -- quite a leap from the pre-unibody model I had.
Yeah, how did your hearing go @ mkelly2115?Hey, any updates to this story? Interested.
Yeah, how did your hearing go @ mkelly2115?
I'm just curious as to what Apple/ Law enforcement does with cases like this, as on ebay, craigslist, ECT, you don't know what is stolen or legitimate. It's quite scary actually, (At least to me) and I'm glad I always buy from Apple.com or in an Apple Store. Paying $200 extra or whatever, at least for me, is worth extra piece of mind.
And OP, if you're there, just curious, did the CL seller include the original recipt?