I'm in the market for a MacBook Pro. Before pulling the trigger on one(Model: Z0ED: 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, 17" 1920x1200 --- $3150 including tax), I decided to take a glance at Ebay to see what it had to offer... I found several auctioneers selling (meaning a no bid auction with only an option to "Buy-it-Now" for the listed price) the same model I was after but for hundreds off of retail. Some even had 4GB of ram, a 2.6Ghz CPU or an AppleCare 3yr warranty included. As far as condition, they were all often described as the following: -sealed, new -new -new in box -factory sealed -not refurbished or reconditioned Most also had pretty reasonable shipping rates, or they at least were not enough for the seller to recuperate the difference between the retail price and their selling price. They all had decent return policies that gave me at least 7 days to demo the product. All had at least their Apple 1yr base warranty. All sellers had good reputation, exceeding at least 95% approval. Now, with myself not being very familiar with Ebay (especially selling merchandise) does anyone here know if there is a reason not to trust these auctions or merchandise? Is there a way to determine if an Apple computer being advertised as "New" is in fact reconditioned/refurbished once received? If these are legit, what's the trick to it? How do they get them so cheap? The sellers don't strike me as retailers trying to get rid of old stock because -- based on their ebay "stores" -- computers/electronics don't appear to be their main trade. Thanks in advance.