buying on ebay

Discussion in 'Community' started by burritos, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Does buying apple products on ebay constitute as support for apple?
     
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    Kwyjibo

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    definately...any active mac user supports apple...now its time to upgrade when you need to and buy more apple products whenever possible- j/j - why are you so worried about supporting apple?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    feeling guilty

    Most of the Mac stuff I get(OSX, TiBook, Airport, Macgames, Sonnet Card) is off of Ebay. I can usually get it for a lot cheaper compared to retail. I know that buying directly from apple gives them more money to grow and develop more products. I'm only one consumer but I don't have enough money to pay retail, at least I'm not patient enough to wait till I save enough money. Thus the question. Does buying second had apple stuff support apple?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    You can make huge savings using E-Bay, you just need to be able to make sure it is what it is (fraud) and that you can handle a 2nd hand product.
     
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    hvfsl

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    Buying a second hand Mac of Ebay often means the person you are buying it off is then able to get a new Mac. So Apple is still getting their money.

    Also only get something off Ebay if you can pay by credit card or if you can pick the item up. I know one person who lost £1200 (about $1900) because he bid for and won a 15in 1Ghz PB G4 and 23in Apple Cinema Display. But made the mistake of paying by money transfer and lost his money because it was a con.
     
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    jefhatfield

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    also when you buy a used mac, there will be that chance you may eventually buy one or more of the many software offerings apple has for the mac:)
     

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