1.67GHz PowerBook G4 for $1100- is this legit?

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  1. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am in the process of buying a 1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, for only $1,100 USD. To make a long story short, a fellow in the UK was selling this laptop-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=5819377013&fvi=1

    for only $1,100, shipped. I was in the process of e-mailing him about it with a strong interest in purchasing it, when someone else bought it. He ended up e-mailing me and stated that he had a second one (same specs) for the same price.

    Now he wants to sell this second 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 to me through this escrow service http://www.e-click-shipping.com/ Are they a legit company in the UK? Here is the contact info for this International E-Shipping Company-

    London United Kindom
    e-Click-Shipping
    233A Heathway Dagenham
    RM9 5AN
    eMail: contact@e-Click-Shipping.com
    447810132516

    London United Kindom
    e-Click-Shipping
    10 Mansfield Avenue
    N15 4HW
    eMail: suport@e-Click-Shipping.com
    447810132516

    Does anyone know if this place is legit? I tried googling for this company's name and couldn't find anything. The seller stated that it is an "escrow service very popular here in United Kingdom". Should I go and buy this laptop?

    Please, please give me input- any and all suggestions welcome. Thank You.
     
  2. javabear90 macrumors 6502a

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  3. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    What he's offering you in all software included would cost in the uppwards of three grand and as a general rule what seems to good to be true often is. But if you can find a secure way to buy it then I say give it a try but make him agree to your terms dont let him push you around maybe he's just dum or maybe he stole it and is trying to shift it fast :p
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    run away. fast. The ONLY legit escrow service is escrow.com.

    Occasionally you'll find really good deals on ebay because someone needs money fast, or misspelled the title, or the item just happened to go relatively unnnoticed. But you can usually tell when this happens - it's a real person with a real story about the computer, they don't have multiple units to sell, and they don't ask to use payment services that you've never heard of.
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    That's a scam for sure. The website is a joke.
     
  6. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    My thoughts & fears exactly.

    I would hate to get ripped off $1,100, but I would really, really be upset if I missed out on a legit PowerBook G4 for that price...
     
  7. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking... :(
     
  8. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Do you think that I should try to see if he will go through escrow.com to sell his PowerBook G4 to me?
     
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    This is certainly a scam. He might have stolen an ebay account, to have the good feedback.

    It is good you posted here, so now you don't have to worry about making the wrong decision.

    I really despise these people that hurt ebay. Ruins it for the rest of us.
     
  10. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Ask for a couple more picture. He does have some good feed back.
     
  11. zach macrumors 65816

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    dmw, no point in even trying to do it through escrow.com. it's not real.

    you can tell easily: look at the trust-e logo image, hosted on their site. same with all their "affiliate" images. dead giveaway it's fake.

    i know how you feel, you're obviously quite interested, but get away now, don't even think about it anymore. i got scammed once after seeing all the signs, i just thought the deal was too good to pass up. don't do it.
     
  12. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Now that I look a little closer at the bottom of the page don't they, on most pages say what is copyrighted, for example look at the bottom of this page. I would not do it. ;)

    EDIT: one other thing they spelled support wrong in there email.
     
  13. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks everyone for the much-appreciated input. I was feeling queasy about the transaction to begin with, now I am just going to tell him that I am no longer interested in his PowerBook.

    I guess that now its back to hunting for a good, used PowerBook G4 on eBay. :rolleyes: :) Anyone have one that they want to sell? Looking for something under $1,000. Nothing super powerful (thats why I have my Power Mac G5), just something thats mobile and runs Mac OS! :)

    Anyway, thanks again, I appreciate it!!! :) :) :)
     
  14. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    SOOOOO many ebay posts like this....tsk tsk tsk.....
     
  15. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    Probably not legit, I'm currently selling the same PB on eBay, I'm starting the Auction at 1,100... No way I'd let it go for just 1,100. Almost certainly it's a scam.

    I don't know how this guy got a hold of a Package from my School!!! Reason being you can't order the Berklee Laptop Package online, it can only be picked up at the school by the students and paid for there for almost 3,000.
     
  16. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    That boggled my mind as well. But you gotta admit, if that system was legit for $1,100 that you would definitely want to scoop it up in a second. :)
     
  17. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    Definetely, but some things in life just end up being too good to be true
     
  18. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Sadly, yes... :( Oh well, it beats throwing $1,100 to the wind. :)
     
  19. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    and even more suspiciously, the person that bought the item on ebay had 0 feedback! HMM. Sound like a person that claims he has tons to sell. U send money, he sends nothing :)
     
  20. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Remember the P-P-Powerbook!? Experience is not always the best teacher; some things are better learnt from others...
     
  21. bennyek macrumors regular

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    Yeah Stay away but just as a plug... Buy Mine. I am legit I am so shameless!! Here is a link to it.
    MY Powerbook Auction
     
  22. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Ebay is generally a terrible place to buy Macs, due to the proliferance of scams and the inflated prices people pay (for whatever reason).

    You will really be hard-pressed to find better deals than are available in Apple's refurb store. See for yourself!

    Anyway dmw, good luck finding the 'Book that fits your needs.
     
  23. bramsmits macrumors newbie

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    It's still on Ebay. Just shot him a mail that I'm interested but don't trust the courier services, so I offered to pick it up and pay cash. I can fly to Glasgow (about 30mi from where he is according to his Ebay info) for about $150, so even if he's legit and the deal goes through I'll be ahead. If he gets cold feet :rolleyes:
     
  24. rdowns Suspended

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    I really hate these threads. If you have to ask, it's not legit. THe domain was registered 2 weeks ago.

    domain: e-click-shipping.com
    created: 29-Sep-2005
    last-changed: 29-Sep-2005
    registration-expiration: 29-Sep-2006

    status: CLIENT-TRANSFER-PROHIBITED

    registrant-firstname: Oneandone
    registrant-lastname: Private Registration
    registrant-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
    registrant-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    registrant-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
    registrant-pcode: 19087
    registrant-state: PA
    registrant-city: Chesterbrook
    registrant-ccode: US
    registrant-phone: +1.8772064254
    registrant-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

    admin-c-firstname: Oneandone
    admin-c-lastname: Private Registration
    admin-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
    admin-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    admin-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
    admin-c-pcode: 19087
    admin-c-state: PA
    admin-c-city: Chesterbrook
    admin-c-ccode: US
    admin-c-phone: +1.8772064254
    admin-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

    tech-c-firstname: Oneandone
    tech-c-lastname: Private Registration
    tech-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
    tech-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    tech-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
    tech-c-pcode: 19087
    tech-c-state: PA
    tech-c-city: Chesterbrook
    tech-c-ccode: US
    tech-c-phone: +1.8772064254
    tech-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

    bill-c-firstname: Oneandone
    bill-c-lastname: Private Registration
    bill-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
    bill-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
    bill-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
    bill-c-pcode: 19087
    bill-c-state: PA
    bill-c-city: Chesterbrook
    bill-c-ccode: US
    bill-c-phone: +1.8772064254
    bill-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com
     
  25. dmw007 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks for the link, but I am looking for something that is a bit more portable. I am a commuter and need something smaller & lighter (i.e.- 15"/12" PowerBook).
     

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