G5 w/ 30" for only $1200?!

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  1. wrxguy macrumors 6502a

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    ok this may be another ebay scam BUT! if its not i may have just came up on the most amazing deal ever...suposidly this guy has a
    for a buy it now of only 1200 bucks!? i need help now! cause if its legit ....well what would YOU do?!
     
  2. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an email back from him and it says this
    I think I heard this reply once before on a post but i dunno... I NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!!!
     
  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Uh? The 30" display costs more than that. Definitely a scam.
     
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  5. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i know it is...but i mean ****...maybe he is just nuts and wants to get rid of it asap....i dunno...but i mean...it is over seas, and he wants to use western union...all the red flags are going up but maybe its just the thought of all that for so cheap...who knows.....AHHH I hate ebay
     
  6. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone who even considers sending that much money via Western Union is a moron. I only made that mistake once :eek:

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea I can't even belive i posted this up....lol...i just got real excited and then when i sat down, had a smoke, and thought about it...its a joke...lol the guy is in portugal, the item is in AZ and he wants western union....NOOO thanks...
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Got that same e-mail from another scammer. abuse@ebay.com, report it.
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    This is the most classic scam on ebay. In fact, this one is so blatant that I'm surprised anyone even does them like this anymore. Look at what he did - he just went down the list of options on apple.com and maxed out everything. You really think he happens to have 5 fully maxed G5 units that he suddenly has no need for and will sell at a HUGE loss?

    The odds of you actually getting this computer are ZERO. Not low, not unlikely, ZERO. This is the oldest mac scam on ebay - you just select the most expensive system, max every option, sell for a huge loss, and only accept western union. It could not possibly be more obviously fake. If you "buy" this system you're basically putting $1200 through a shredder and you will have absolutely no one to blame but yourself.

    Common sense, people.
     
  10. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I appologize

    I appologize for even posting this...its a waste of time...i have reported him to Ebay but once again...sorry for wasting your time :(
     
  11. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    I've been there too wrxguy. There are a lot of deals on eBay and you just dont know if they are legit or not. Some seem too good to be true and you use a lot of caution but still wonder if you could be missing out on an amazing deal - best to just stay away. Pretty much 100% of these 'cheap' Macs ive investigated turned out to be extremely dodgy, and they all usually seem to come with a 23" or 30" Apple Cinema Display :rolleyes:

    Best way to find out if a seller is trustworthy, check their feedback - Look what they sold previously and look for consistancy. AVOID ANY AUCTIONS that ask you to ONLY email an email address in the advert directley instead of through ASK SELLER A QUESTION.
     
  12. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I've already spoke with this guy enough to know it's a definite scam. Don't be fooled..
     
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  14. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well he has been reported now...i strongly recomend anyone that comes across **** like this to do the same cause it would be nice if Ebay was rid of all these sons of bitches *crosses fingers*
     
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    Walk away.... Very quickly.
     
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    It's no problem at all. No reason to be sorry. I can understand your excitement. Just pleased that you have done the prudent thing.
     
  17. Toreador93 macrumors regular

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    Just remember, payment by Western Union = Scam 99.9% of the time. Throwing money into the wind is more secure than Western Union.
     
  18. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Ive always wondered what good Western Union is for.

    What is the actual legit purpose and use of WU?

    Anyone used it for anything besides getting scammed?
     
  19. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes when you're not sure, you need to ask technical questions about the system. I had a great email discussion with one of them a few months back about a top of the range iMac G5:

    This is where the questions got too much for them, and their low level of English began to show:

    Of course, after the first email I'd already got them banned from Ebay, and I just kept them going to see the results. :)
     
  20. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    What were you smoking? :confused: :eek: ;)
     
  21. erickg macrumors 6502

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    I believe companies such as Western Union can be very useful if you or a family member is abroad and have i.e. lost your creditcard, but really need some cash to get by. I'm sure there are a multitude of uses besides for scammers, but this is the one that came to mind.
     
  22. wrxguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    some good **** ;)
     
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    And on a side note, of course everybody should know to use a credit card for big ticket items. If despite all your best efforts to sniff out a rat you still get burned (although honestly, it's pretty easy to spot a high-risk auction), at least you'll have some recourse (because ebay/paypal protection programs are a joke).
     
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    SO true, ebay even warns people now about this. they didn't use to. westren union is only good for sending somebody YOU KNOW money, otherwise it is really not recommended!
     

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