FS: New iBook Keyboard

Discussion in 'Marketplace Archive 1 (Posts count)' started by paperinacup, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Just as the title says I have a new iBook keyboard still in the plastic. Looking to get $53 Shipped OBO for it. I have perfect feedback on plenty of websites. I accept payment via Paypal.
     
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    VanMac

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    Which Gen is it for...or are they all the same....?
     
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    reberto

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    Will it work with a G3 iBook. I hate the G3 KB and wonder if one from a G4 will fit.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I bought it for a IBook G4 1.42 14". I am not sure which ones it will fit but give me alittle wihle and I'll sure find out. I BELIEVE it fits iBook G3 500 and above.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope only works for G4s. :(
     
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    US keyboard layout?
     
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    California

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    If it fits the 14" ibook g4 1.2ghz I want your PayPal address... ASAP!
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup US keyboard layout. And appears to be sold to California.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    is it easy to install? I am intimidated by the ribbon thing
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Takes about 1 minute. VERY easy to install.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Never recieved money from buyer so I guess its back up for sale.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SOLD! Will be shipped DHL Express today.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ACtually funds have not been cleared via Paypal. Its an eCheck so I have to wait 1 or 2 days until it has cleared.
     
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    I know, the last few bucks I had to echeck you, but you did get an instant payment? The PayPal thing was the holdup last night, btw. Could not send payment with the money I had on the site with an instant transfer from account; had to echeck you.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Echeck takes 2-3 days to clear.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Shipped it overnight to buyer (I paid extra since the buyer seemed really desperate to get it, it was $36.53) and looks like we may have a problem.

    Buyer wants to return keyboard for below reason.

    "i'll cover shipping back to you, but because this does not match the casing on the newer 14" ibooks, I've got to return it to you, and would appreciate a refund."

    But the problem is that this IS from the new 14' (Mid 2005). I had this keyboard and the one on my 14"( Mid 2005). They are both the same. I am not sure how to handle this.
     
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    "Dear Apple Customer,

    Thank you for selecting AppleCare Service to repair your Apple Product.

    Your estimate of the repair of IBOOK G4 (14-INCH MID 2005) serial number XXXXXXX appears below.

    ITEM PRICE RETURN INSTRUCTIONS NON-RETURN CHARGE
    Keyboard, US / Canada $xxx Return not required $x


    If you are required to return any original part after replacement, you must do so within 10 business days of receiving the replacement part. If the part is not returned, you may be either charged for the part, or assessed a late fee, plus any applicable taxes."


    This is to prove that I got it directly from Apple.
     
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    Blank that serial number out NOW. ^^
     
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    J, I totally believe you got it from Apple! What ghz is your iBook?
    Like I said, it doesn't match either of the identical keyboards on my 1.2ghz and 1.33ghz iBooks. It's got grey lettering, not black; therefore it looks faded and very different from my keyboards and the one, nearly new one, btw, that I want to replace. I just wanted a new smelling/totally new keyboard. My existing iBook keyboard on the 1.2 may have been used 10 to 20 times, max.

    And the keyboard itself looks "grayer" Very strange.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was a replacement for either a 12" 1.33ghz or 14" 1.42.
     
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    No dispute it's an Apple keyboard at all. (re your prior email from Apple).

    It just doesn't match either of my iBooks, both 14", 1.2, 1.33ghz, that have identical keyboards in black lettering.

    This has grey lettering, greyer tint.

    There must have been a slight design change in the newest revision of iBooks, is all I can think of.

    So they don't match.

    So I can't use your keyboard.

    So I'm willing to pay shipping back to you if you refund my 53 bucks.

    It's still a great, brand new keyboard for someone with the latest rev. of iBooks.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    I would say that since you specified earlier in the thread that it was a 1.42 GHz iBook and that you weren't sure that it would work with earlier iBooks that you aren't responsible for giving the refund, unless you told the buyer that it would fit his in PM or email.

    Instead of having it shipped back to the seller, and then him shipping it to another buyer, why don't you just see if there is anyone else that wants it California?

    I've never made a purchase on these forums, but I read them often, and I'm just giving my input, you guys handle it however you feel is fair.
     
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    Just my opinon...

    The buyer did not guarentee the color of the keyboard letters. The keyboard works for the model he said it would but, the color is different. The buyer wants the keys to be a different color, this is in no way the seller's fault since the seller did not guarentee that the keyboard keys would be a certain color. If the buyer was so concerned about the key color he should have asked for pictures, although he assumed it would have been the same as his, you can never be too sure in these situations.

    Next time ask for pictures from the seller and make sure the item is exactly how you want, these are all risks of buying something, weather online or in a store. I'm sure you can sell the keyboard for a good price or even sell it to a website like www.pbparts.com The product was as describbed and it works, in my opinion this is not the seller's fault and the seller should not have to accept a refund in this situation just because the buyer didn't think the part would turn out to be the color it is.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly my point. I do not feel that I am responsible for a refund. Shipping by itself was a little over $36. I nor ANY company will refund shipping charges.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The buyer says "it won't work" because of the slight color difference. The color difference doesn't mean it doesn't work. Saying it doesn't work implied that I sent a broken product.
     

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