Has anyone bought anything from www.macfanatic.com

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  1. csubear macrumors 6502a

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    My brother is looking to by a powerbook or ibook. And he found this place called macfanatics macfanatics.

    Is this place for real. They have a very nice discount compared to apple.com
     
  2. jcook793 macrumors regular

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  3. csubear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This place claims that they are based in WA. The macwiz whaterver was in canada.
     
  4. csubear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so i just did a whois on there site.

    So who is this guy BROADHEAD, JOHN ?

    Not the Charalambid family, and def not Dennis.


    Plus their dns record was created on 22-Feb-2004. so much for 7 years.

    Now I know this dons't 100% mean that this is a scam. But...
     
  5. csubear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to post to my own thread like 10 times but..

    I did a whois on macwhizshop.com and it turns out that the both use the same dns, easyhosting.com or something.

    Don't know..
     
  6. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    as far as discounts on the web go, I'd say stick to Apple's. Is your brother in college? He'd be eligible for edu discount then. or if you go to CSU (assuming, based on your sn), you could get something for him using your discount.
     
  7. csubear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right now he's in the miltary oversees (Japan), i guess he's in the Airforce comunity college or something. But he's not sure if apple gives a discount for that.

    Ya CSU :) Not the best school in the world, but its not that bad :)
     
  8. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

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    I'd stay away... just go with the apple discount, which is safe. I know macfanatic.com and macfanaticshop.com are supposedly different, but I stay away just to be safe. There really should be a sticky somewhere about macfanaticshop/macwhiz/whoever this Dennis guy is that is ripping kind mac folk off. I hope he gets busted bad, but I also hope that consumers don't give him the chance to get busted (ie buying a computer that never ships).
     
  9. csubear thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    true, I think macrumors needs a special section like, confermed mac scams. or something like that.
     
  10. svenr macrumors regular

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    It's a scam. Visit this site summarizing that thread:
    http://www.bustspammers.com/macfanaticshop-fraud/


    I agree, at least that original thread should be made a sticky and have its name changed to the current incarnation.
     
  11. iJon macrumors 604

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    you will never see discounts that low unless its old inventory. no wonder scammers stay in business.

    iJon
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    There is a Government discount (Federal Employees). It's even cheaper than the student discounts, and in some places they don't charge sales tax either. Plus free shipping (though that may be different with APO/FPO). He should call Apple directly and find out. Or get a nice refurb and spend the savings on AppleCare.

    But yeah, if it's too good to be true and all...
     
  13. iJon macrumors 604

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    true but apple controls all government and education discounts directly, not through resellers, so this is a scam.

    iJon
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

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    Right, sorry, that's what I meant. Gov is only through Apple directly.

    This is probably a scam.
     
  15. SillyKary macrumors member

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  16. solvs macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the link. WOW! Scary. I respectfully remove my probably.
     

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