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lovinglife
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p.1 #1 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


Definitely looks like a scam, wanted to get others opinion

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-4-Laptop-with-Retina-Display-MC976LL-A-June-2012-/251237525896?pt=Apple_Laptops&hash=item3a7eec6988

The guy is selling more than 10 of them at an unbelievably low price....But he says it will ship after 3 weeks or so.

I remember some similar thing back in the day with cameras.

Thoughts?



Mar 01, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


if it looks too good to be true... it probably is.

None of us here has any inside track on whether the seller is actually legit --- but if they are, they must also be dangerously incompetent (otherwise, why not wait a few weeks until the product is ready to ship, then sell for hundreds more?).

In past scams that this might mimic, the seller will use the money from later sales to actually buy/ship computers to a few earlier customers (hence the shipping delay), so that they can maintain the appearance of legitimacy long enough to disappear the rest of the cash into untraceable forms (and maybe score a few more sales off the positive feedback) before PayPal comes chasing after them.



Mar 01, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #3 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


Seriously, what do you think?

EBH



Mar 02, 2013 at 01:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


EB-1 wrote:
Seriously, what do you think?

EBH



Thanks



Mar 02, 2013 at 08:13 AM
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p.1 #5 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


mpmendenhall - Thanks, yes thats what I remember as well.


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p.1 #6 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


If you check then the description say's that it is a SATA drive. Apple with the Retina display only provided the unit with SSD. They are probably selling the non retina unit which was a great laptop but heavier and non retina screen.


Mar 08, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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p.1 #7 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


Click on his feedback and read that.



Mar 09, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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p.1 #8 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


Brit-007 wrote:
If you check then the description say's that it is a SATA drive. Apple with the Retina display only provided the unit with SSD. They are probably selling the non retina unit which was a great laptop but heavier and non retina screen.


SATA is an interface, the ssd in the retina are still SATA based...



Mar 11, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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p.1 #9 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/08/alleged-apple-ebay-store-offers-better-deals-than-apple-refurb-store/


Mar 11, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #10 · Macbook Pro: Is this legit?


Looks like it was indeed a scam...good thing I didnt buy.
Thanks for all the responses!



Mar 12, 2013 at 06:51 AM





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