Selling MBP on Craigslist, OK to Give out Serial #?

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  1. dsa420 macrumors 6502

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    I am going back and forth with a potential buyer on Craigslist presenetly, actually seems to be a legit buyer willing to pay cash. He is asking to verify the serial number, is there any reason I should be concerned about giving that out prior to sale?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No not really. I'd check to check item legitimacy, warranty, etc.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If he/she is a potential buyer, why not. If I was a buyer, that would be one of the first questions I would ask, just to make sure it's under warranty. Or you can take a screenshot of your warranty page and blur the serial.
     
  4. dsa420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Turns out he was just wanting to verify that production model which is an easy one to prove considering that I am selling the latest model MBP. The exsistance of the SD card slot put that one to bed pretty quick.

    Also, any idea where I can get one of those pens to test the validity of the cash? Is the pen deal the best method?
     
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  6. lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    You can always do the trade in a bank. I am sure a local bank will not mind.
     
  7. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    I got one of those pens at staples for like $6...i sell a lot of stuff on CL and have used it several times...it's nice to have a little extra peace of mind.
     
  8. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I've done large cash transactions ($3000+) on craigslist and whenever 100's are involved (they most always are) I always use the Pen + UV method. The pen can be easily faked but the UV is a pretty good indicator, especially for bill washing numbnuts (why is my 100 glowing blue?) At office depot they have then pen + keychain uv combo which is good to have around.
     

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