I hate scammers!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mariahlullaby, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

    mariahlullaby

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    I was planning on going to the Apple release party for Tiger tonight and buying a nice new Powerbook (one of those "ultimates"). I checked to make sure the check from selling my PC was good to go only to find out that it had bounced and the buyer had unregistered from eBay. *Extremely angry* I was looking foward to this for weeks!!

    Anyways, as I am assuming I will have to take a price cut on the PC (that is if it ever is sold), I won't be able to get the Powerbook I wanted, which was a 15" 1.67 ghz, 80 GB HD, 128 VRAM. Now I think I might just get the 12" and a Cinema display (20") or maybe just an iBook. I know the 12 + monitor route will a be about the same price, but I do like the nice price cuts and a big screen. How does 64 mb of vram do on light video editing on a 20"?

    And will a 12" iBook be ridiculously slow? I'm thinking about just getting a 12" iBook to tide me over and save up for the next rev of powerbooks for when I got to college next year.

    GRRR, this PC has been a huge pain in the neck since I got it. And this person was NOT a Nigerian scammer (the check came from the US, at least).
     
  2. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

    OnceUGoMac

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    I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. What kind of PC are you selling? Good luck.
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    Ebay is a waste of time for expensive items. I refuse to buy or sell anything on ebay over $300. It is just not worth it. Too many scammers and Ebay refuses to do anything because they are just raking in the money hand over fist.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Well, at least you still have the PC to sell again, so this was not a very polished scammer. Sorry to hear about your troubles - but perhaps you can hold out a little longer on the PB purchase until you can sell your PC, instead of settling for a less-powerful model.
     
  5. mariahlullaby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mariahlullaby

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    Yeah, I wasn't going to ship the PC until I made sure the check hadn't bounced (good thing I did). It makes me so mad; I have been waiting over a month for this check for the PC. I have been looking foward to this day, especially after I had agonized over what computer to get. I just want to get rid of this PC, don't really care about the price.

    I think a 12" SD PB and a Cinema would be nice until August of next year (when I go to college). If I still like it, I'll bring it with me. If a G5's out, I might sell the 12". It all depends on how much the PC sells for and IF it sells. I have about $700 saved up right now.

    I'm still going to go the Apple release. I think I'm gonna send my iPod in for a replacement, been having a ton of problems. And who knows, maybe I'll win a PB. Not with my luck, though.
     
  6. eleveneastgate macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear about the drama, but good thing you didn't ship your PC --- way to CoverYourAss!

    RE: iB w/ Monitor.

    Maybe you should consider a PB, because the iB only mirrors the image, and you won't be able to use a 2nd monitor.

    I upgraded from an iB to a PB, and I'm :D

    Cheers!
     
  7. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    EXACTLY what I was going to post.

    But yeah, sorry for your situation. That really sucks. I'm looking to sell an unopened mac mini on ebay but it's a pretty shady market there anymore so I don't know. (It's the $600 mac mini if anyone's interested).
     
  8. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    Damn, you've been trying to unload that boat anchor for a while now. I feel for you. Hang in there. All things happen for a reason. Maybe the Apple Gods way of making sure you get a later rev machine.
     

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