1. Welcome to the new MacRumors forums. See our announcement and read our FAQ

MBA for $550, anyone?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MattyK, Dec 26, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. macrumors 6502a


  2. macrumors 601

  3. macrumors 68040


    It looks like a scam, could just be a stolen MBA. Either way I would stay away from it.
  4. macrumors 604


    It's probably a Pystar clone of an MBA...:eek:
  5. Aea
    macrumors 6502a


    That site is nothing more then another eBay clone, would you buy something from somebody with no feedback? It's a scam.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Look at this. Does that look like a good seller?

    Attached Files:

  7. macrumors 6502

    general rule: if it seems too good to be true, then it is
  8. macrumors 6502a


    well just so you know, i'm not even thinking about purchasing it, just for general conversation/interest.
  9. macrumors regular


    please dont waste your hard earn money. its a scam.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    put it on a CC and order a dozen if they don't come, call the CC people:)
  11. macrumors 6502

    If they let you checkout with a credit card, that's a pretty interesting thing to do. Maybe I'll give it a try haha, if I get a $550 MBA, GREAT! If I don't, I just call my CC company and complain. Just lose some time and some of my voice. This may be worth it :)
  12. macrumors 6502


    A scam most likely ....:rolleyes:
  13. macrumors 65816


  14. macrumors 68040

    a big red flag is the escrow.

    a common scam device.

    Stay away.
  15. macrumors 68040

    I imagine your joking but someone may take this seriously

    Please do not throw your money away (or worse; give it to thieves)
  16. macrumors 6502a


    CCwill cover items that are not received, so you will not lose a penny.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Agreed to above.
    I guess it's really just a risk of receiving a dodgy MBA for your money.
    Who knows, it could be a real MBA, but they just took everything out from the inside..
  18. macrumors newbie

    That has to be a scam, don't make the mistake that I did when purchasing an iTouch and Mac Air from a dude selling it out the back of his car lol. Check out the reinactment my friend and I did after this guy tried to rip me off, its funny as hell and about 90% true.

  19. macrumors 65816


    If it has paypal protection I would get it but I don't have $550 laying around:(
  20. macrumors 68040

    That's a very common and scary scam. I've been aproached buy men (and women) in vans selling 'home entertainments systems' several times.

    I imagine it's bait and switch that works on peoples greed. They act like the stuff is hot and they are trying to get rid of it for almost nothing.

    They show you the Flat screen TV, or whatever, and then while you're settling the money they switch boxes (I think this is probably how they do it).

    In Duluth Georgia I've been approached about five times on Pleasant hill rd (don't ask me why)
  21. macrumors 68040


    if it's too good to be true, it probably is.
  22. macrumors 6502

    is there an echo in here? :D

  23. macrumors 65816


    :apple:Paypal will too so if you want to give it a shot and pay one of these two ways I say go for it!:apple: DONT USE ANY OTHER PAYMENT LISTED!
  24. macrumors member

    it's an old one too...

    From the product description:

    Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, which provides 144 MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared with main memory.

    They have been dumping these old units at fire-sale prices.

    Still very cheap, but if it is a refurb of an out of date model, with a grey history, who knows? :confused::confused::confused:
  25. macrumors 65816

    Dear Lord, OF COURSE IT'S A SCAM. Now the thread posts alternate between people saying "if it's too good to be true" for the 10th time and "maybe...". Let's just close the thread and be done with this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page