What does a new, factory sealed box look like?

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  1. speekez macrumors 6502

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    Greetings

    I'm contemplating a purchase from a local dealer on a 15" mac pro, advertised as being "Brand New Factory Sealed (Never Opened) and Not Refurbished" .

    Having never bought a Mac laptop before, how does one know it's factory sealed? What's such a box look like? Is the outer box wrapped in plastic... or other parts inside?

    thanks!
     
  2. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    I was going to try to explain it but I think seeing it is better in your case. Youtube + look up MBP "unboxing" and you'll get videos of exactly what the box looks like before they break the seal. There's no plastic wrapping, just a small round transparent sticker.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    And you might note that Macs from the refurb store do not come in retail boxes with the pics/computer name etc.- they come in plain brown cardboard boxes.
     
  4. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for these bits of advice. heading over to youtube.... :)
     
  5. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    I'm also going to a local pick up from an ebay member on a uni MBP this week. He advertised brand new sealed...etc as well. He has a couple hundreds of feedback and pretty much 100% positive and been on ebay for a few years.

    From what I've seen on youtube, its the white box thats sealed by plastic at the opening. Once opened, the notebook itself is surrounded by a clear plastic sealed together with a white sticker which must be torned in order to open the notebook. Is this correct?
     
  6. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    That's correct. As long as the outside seal and that seal on the notebook plastic are intact, you'll know it's new.
     
  7. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the confirmation!
     
  8. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeh, my lead didn't pan out.

    Gotta love Craigslist. I reply to a "for sale" ad on my local Los Angeles board, and the dude writes me back saying he actually lives in Italy but we can work something out. Yeah, right.:rolleyes:

    No wonder I avoid that place.
     
  9. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Yeah stay away from LA Craigslist ;) a new MBP for $800 :rolleyes: I usually just play with them to keep them "occupied" and to keep from scamming others.
     
  10. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha, yah his was a new, sealed 15" 2.6 for $1400.00 and apple care, so seemed within the realm of possibility. I sell on there now and then, but have never bought ;P
     
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    and you actually beleived that price was legit? a brand new MBP with the higher processor and applecare for less than the price of a macbook LOL!
     
  12. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Clarification -- older model, not the new one
     
  13. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Tell him you'd like to see more pictures. Then go back and forth asking more questions and then finally say that you have an uncle that lives in "Italy" and ask him if he could pick it up for you since he'll be flying into the states in a few weeks for a family reunion. hehehe. They drop all communications so fast!
     

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