Legit MBP ebay auction?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iamhammill, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. iamhammill macrumors 6502

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    At $1500, this is really hard to pass up. Considering I was about to spend $1400 on a loaded 15" PB. Seems a little fishy though. What do you all think?


    ebay $1500 MBP
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I'd say its fake. That's because if they are "brand new and sealed in the box," how could he get 1.25GB RAM in there. They only offer 1GB and 2GB. Also, there are no pictures of the box even. All stock pictures from apple.
     
  3. iamhammill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point on the RAM. I didin't think of that.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It also says it's preloaded with CS 2 and Office, are these preinstalled by Apple? I thought you could buy them from Apple.com, but would have to install yourself.

    Another vote for bogus.
     
  5. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Wayyyyyy bogus. That's $1000 cheaper than the actual item.
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Fake for sure. When evaluating if an auction is real or fake, look at their feedback profile. This user has 9 feedback, 100% of which with positive ratings, but you can look and see what items those are for. They are all for $0.01 auctions.
     
  7. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    I cannot believe people are actually asking if these are legit?

    Rich.
     
  8. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Send him a mesage to see whee abouts he is and if you could pick it up. If he says no pick up, it is definately fake. As well as this, the site looks pathetic which sometimes means that it is fake.
     
  9. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    you beat me to it, i checked that too:D
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, me too. But I'd rather have someone ask me some painfully obvious questions and not get ripped off rather than him not asking at all and losing a lot of money. :eek:
     
  11. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Good catch.
     
  12. iamhammill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was my thought. However, I saw one already sold, so I just wanted to be extra sure and see what everyone else thought.
     
  13. generik macrumors 601

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    Wow it is even cheaper than a PB... :rolleyes:

    Too good to be true, next you know you will need to pay using western union, but keep your password secret until you've received the goods! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     

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