Hey do you guys think this is a scam?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by *Y*, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. *Y* macrumors regular

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    Recently when I was looking around on eBay, I cam across this. Do you guys think it is a scam? It looks somewhat legit, and if it is real it is a killer deal. Just wanted to get your input. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

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    I'd do it. Bid 12 bucks and if no one bids after you and it is a scam, you're only out 12 bucks. If its not, he just got screwed and you got a Mac.
     
  3. Aramis macrumors member

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    In my experience, when sellers requested to contact them via email prior to bidding they were usually seeking to make a side sell outside of eBay (and the terms were usually a little questionable). Again, this is just my experience.
     
  4. *Y* thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    If it EVER says something along these lines: Please contact ****@****.com before bidding in order to receive informations about shipping and payment terms. BUY TODAY! ONLY 800$!

    Then it is a major scam. Forget about it and click away.
     
  6. Vlade macrumors 6502a

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  7. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    It might be a scam ( most likely) or it might not, either way it won't stay at a low price if isn't a scam. It will get up in price by the time it is done.
     
  8. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    If you look at feedback, he has two which look VERY questionable. the negatives actually. The others are brief and vague so they could be placed by friends, etc.

    Also, the very low bidding price and other things are suspicious also.

    i would wait on this one.
     
  9. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    these scammers are soo strange why wouldnt they make an account with 100% rating... The best is when they write no SCAMMERS with fake escrows..
     
  10. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Items that are usually way underpriced typically are being watched by the seller w/ different accounts to bid on it to a reserved amount so they don't lose money on it.

    If it's too good to be true, it usually is.
     
  11. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    A good rule is it you have to ask if it's a scam, it probably is.
     
  12. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, if you bid and win, you have given away your full name, home address, telephone number, and at least one vaild email address. That's enough to scare me away from an item that looks even remotely like a scam.
     
  13. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    the auction isn't up anymore so it looks like ebay found it
     

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