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MattyK
Dec 26, 2008, 08:04 PM
http://www.dhgate.com/Free-Shipping-Apple-MacBook-Air-MB003LL-A/p_ff8080811e63b22d011e680354ba77ac.html
what's up with that.
Stolen?
Scam?
well it is from china, maybe an employee in packaging steals some boxes to sell...



danny_w
Dec 26, 2008, 08:15 PM
http://www.dhgate.com/Free-Shipping-Apple-MacBook-Air-MB003LL-A/p_ff8080811e63b22d011e680354ba77ac.html
what's up with that.
Stolen?
Scam?
well it is from china, maybe an employee in packaging steals some boxes to sell...
Just do a search on DHgate and you will see. Scam!!!!!

Cynicalone
Dec 26, 2008, 09:07 PM
It looks like a scam, could just be a stolen MBA. Either way I would stay away from it.

SFStateStudent
Dec 26, 2008, 09:19 PM
It's probably a Pystar clone of an MBA...:eek:

Aea
Dec 26, 2008, 10:53 PM
That site is nothing more then another eBay clone, would you buy something from somebody with no feedback? It's a scam.

HiFiGuy528
Dec 26, 2008, 11:10 PM
Look at this. Does that look like a good seller?

spacecadet610
Dec 27, 2008, 12:06 AM
general rule: if it seems too good to be true, then it is

MattyK
Dec 27, 2008, 12:42 AM
well just so you know, i'm not even thinking about purchasing it, just for general conversation/interest.

roslee7
Dec 27, 2008, 02:34 AM
please dont waste your hard earn money. its a scam.

Ironic
Dec 27, 2008, 08:10 AM
put it on a CC and order a dozen if they don't come, call the CC people:)

akbc
Dec 27, 2008, 09:46 AM
If they let you checkout with a credit card, that's a pretty interesting thing to do. Maybe I'll give it a try haha, if I get a $550 MBA, GREAT! If I don't, I just call my CC company and complain. Just lose some time and some of my voice. This may be worth it :)

Solemony
Dec 27, 2008, 10:02 AM
A scam most likely ....:rolleyes:

maccompaq
Dec 27, 2008, 10:41 AM
http://www.dhgate.com/Free-Shipping-Apple-MacBook-Air-MB003LL-A/p_ff8080811e63b22d011e680354ba77ac.html
what's up with that.
Stolen?
Scam?
well it is from china, maybe an employee in packaging steals some boxes to sell...

With FREE shipping, how can you go wrong? Buy 2.

mac jones
Dec 27, 2008, 11:51 AM
a big red flag is the escrow.

a common scam device.

Stay away.

mac jones
Dec 27, 2008, 11:52 AM
With FREE shipping, how can you go wrong? Buy 2.

I imagine your joking but someone may take this seriously

Please do not throw your money away (or worse; give it to thieves)

Ironic
Dec 27, 2008, 12:16 PM
CCwill cover items that are not received, so you will not lose a penny.

MattyK
Dec 27, 2008, 03:19 PM
Agreed to above.
I guess it's really just a risk of receiving a dodgy MBA for your money.
Who knows, it could be a real MBA, but they just took everything out from the inside..

ckfoot01
Dec 27, 2008, 07:24 PM
That has to be a scam, don't make the mistake that I did when purchasing an iTouch and Mac Air from a dude selling it out the back of his car lol. Check out the reinactment my friend and I did after this guy tried to rip me off, its funny as hell and about 90% true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQeV6Lzrv5c

Airforcekid
Dec 27, 2008, 11:03 PM
If it has paypal protection I would get it but I don't have $550 laying around:(

mac jones
Dec 28, 2008, 12:03 AM
That has to be a scam, don't make the mistake that I did when purchasing an iTouch and Mac Air from a dude selling it out the back of his car lol. Check out the reinactment my friend and I did after this guy tried to rip me off, its funny as hell and about 90% true.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQeV6Lzrv5c

That's a very common and scary scam. I've been aproached buy men (and women) in vans selling 'home entertainments systems' several times.

I imagine it's bait and switch that works on peoples greed. They act like the stuff is hot and they are trying to get rid of it for almost nothing.

They show you the Flat screen TV, or whatever, and then while you're settling the money they switch boxes (I think this is probably how they do it).

In Duluth Georgia I've been approached about five times on Pleasant hill rd (don't ask me why)

queshy
Dec 28, 2008, 05:09 PM
if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

spacecadet610
Dec 28, 2008, 06:15 PM
is there an echo in here? :D

if it's too good to be true, it probably is.

Airforcekid
Dec 28, 2008, 09:40 PM
CCwill cover items that are not received, so you will not lose a penny.
:apple:Paypal will too so if you want to give it a shot and pay one of these two ways I say go for it!:apple: DONT USE ANY OTHER PAYMENT LISTED!

imagineer2000
Dec 28, 2008, 10:45 PM
From the product description:

Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, which provides 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory.

They have been dumping these old units at fire-sale prices.

Still very cheap, but if it is a refurb of an out of date model, with a grey history, who knows? :confused::confused::confused:

glitch44
Dec 28, 2008, 10:56 PM
Dear Lord, OF COURSE IT'S A SCAM. Now the thread posts alternate between people saying "if it's too good to be true" for the 10th time and "maybe...". Let's just close the thread and be done with this.

Ironic
Dec 30, 2008, 08:37 AM
link now gone.

wanter
Aug 7, 2011, 08:23 AM
I can't believe the price!:eek:

chuntian
Aug 8, 2011, 08:50 AM
Obviously, this is fake.

notjustjay
Aug 8, 2011, 09:04 AM
It's also a 3 year old thread.