Ebay?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DylanC, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    What do you guys think about buying Macs off of ebay? obviously i would buy from someone with 99%-100% good feedback. because i think this is the only way ill be able to get a Pro in my pricerange.


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  2. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    There are significant risks to eBay. Macs and Mac notebooks are scam magnets because they are so desirable. 100% feedback is no assurance that the account is not hijacked, or hasn't been built up to 100% with shills.

    Any significant discounts on new or near new Macs are almost always scams.

    If you have to ask here, then you are probably not ready.

    I would advise a new purchaser to look at the Apple refurb store first.
     
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    samh004

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    Use your intuition, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Just relying on 99 - 100% feedback isn't full proof. Read the feedback, see what the items were, were they all 99¢ and your now contemplating buying a several hundred dollar item.. etc..
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i think i am going to do it anyway im just going to have to be sure to be EXTRA careful. if it does end up being a scam i can get my money back.
     
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    samh004

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    That's debatable..
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    :eek::D:D:D

    Famous last words... "See, it's not even loaded" and "PayPal will give me my money back"

    Grasshopper, you are REALLY not ready for this.
     

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