weird 15"? matte macbook pro

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    ok i was looking on ebay for a 15 inch 2.53 macbook pro under 2k. but this one popped up it was advertised as 2.53ghz stock. up i look at the pictures and saw this surprisingly[​IMG] can someone tell me if this is a matte 15" macbook pro or is it in-fact the 17" antiglare?
    oh wait the ebay link http://cgi.ebay.com/15-Macbook-pro-Unibody-Glossy-2-53-Processor-320gb_W0QQitemZ250431269132QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Laptops?hash=item3a4edde90c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1257%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1308%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
     
  2. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    The listing states it has a high gloss display. The camera angle doesn't show the reflection.
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    i know it says that but look at the pics it has a gray bezel
     
  4. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a 17 incher, but it's very hard to tell because there's no standardized object in the picture to compare.
     
  5. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    heres one the water bottle. what do you guys think?
    [​IMG]
     
  6. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    it's a 17", look at the box shot and you can see 17" written on the box top.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You can tell it's a 17" by the size of the speaker grills and the thickness of the framing above the keyboard.

    That too... :)
     
  8. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Always go by the description.

    If you look at the sellers recent feedback, you will see that he sold a 17" antiglare for $3500. Also notice that another buyer in his feedback mentions the description/picture discrepancy.

    This guys seems to do this for a living and I think he entices people with the pictures.
     
  9. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    I just noticed that too. I think the seller simply mixed up the photos he has.

    Isn't this simply scamming buyers? The funny thing is a 17inch MBP would be worth more than the 15 inch. Sometimes ebay amazes me...
     
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    Things like this are oh so common on eBay. Unfortunately, there out buyers out there that are to be had, and sellers like this know it.
     
  11. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    small world

    i was searching craiglist for a reasonably priced macbook and i found this same pictures only it is fully upgreaded for only $1100 lol (yes people i know this is a scam)
     
  12. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    stop the press....

    Forget anythign else. Can you believe this numpty is fake selling a macbook pro 17" and demo'ing the device running XP. AS if anyone would want a computer running XP !!!!!

    :D
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah. 98% of the world's business should switch to OS X! :confused:
     
  14. Apple Architect macrumors regular

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    blah blah blah

    98% of the WORLDs business (by some made up metric) is outside america and does not run on Windows (or at least legal copies of windows).....most in America runs on Windows 2000..lol
     
  15. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Sure, by some made up metric ;)

    Yeah, but they also don't run OS X- which was more the point.
     
  16. cjacks68 macrumors regular

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    If you look further down the page, it also states that it is "MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Resolution Antiglare Widescreen Display", which does not exist. This person is either very misinformed or trying to pull some sort of fast one on buyers
     
  17. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Given that he made a faulty post on craigslist as well (thats obviously a scam) i'm will go with a combination of the later and the former mostly the later. :cool:
     

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