Am I missing something?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by edwardk9, May 6, 2005.

  1. edwardk9 macrumors member

    edwardk9

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    I am looking to purchase and ibook from ebay and people are selling 3 year old laptops 500mhz for almost 650.00!!!! Why would ANYONE pay that much for something like that when for just a little more you could get a brand new laptop twice that speed?

    Are they build different? Am I just missing something all together?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    All of Apple's computers retain their value pretty well, although that seems just a bit too high for those iBooks its not crazy pricing either
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    What you'r emissing is the fact that very often these days EBay is no longer a good deal for general merchandise. Go to the Apple store and look at the refurbished iBooks. Those at least come with a 1 year warranty and you can purchase AppleCare for them.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Bear is right. Unless you're hard core collector of some old Apples...I wouldn't buy a mac off ebay. I saw my exact powerbook listed for $100 over list price. Stupid.

    I also wonder why people buy things like the new powerbooks and then sell them 3 months later. I presume many of them buy on credit and sell for cash and then never pay apple. some people could care less about their own credit.
     
  5. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    But thats the great thing about ebay. You buy a computer from Apple and use it for a few months until something better comes along and then you sell it on ebay for more than what you bought it for. How great is that. I have had top of the line computers for the last 3 years and it hasnt cost me a dime.
     

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