Potential Bargain? or another Scam

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  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-POW...5243675401QQcategoryZ4607QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    I was browsing eBay ( looking for apple posters and stuff actually :eek: ) and come accross this auction. For anyone after a PowerMac for £961 thats pretty astonishing. It looks legit but there are a few things that could be a put off - the person selling is a new user (hmm ok we all have to start somewhere eh?) and the person is also asking for Bank Transfer only. Reasonable i guess (most other methods involve cost to buyer or seller) as long as the seller does not say 'Western Union' then it seems to be a pretty good deal.

    However my spider sense is tingling, saying that it could be yet another Scam. It's unbelievable how many scams ive run into on eBay when i started looking for Apple products - they are cat-nip to scammers lol.

    EDIT: lol nothing to do with this mac deal as such, but I was pretty supprised to find someone trying to sell a DVD-R with Tiger and Office 2004 on it for £26. Its quite funny.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAC-OS-X-10-4...Z5810121504QQcategoryZ189QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    Oh right so that would make it illegal lol. Trying to sell pirated software on eBay... gimme a break :p
     
  2. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    Look at the second auction's feedback.. a few negatives along the lines of "SELLING PIRATED COPIES"
     
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    looks like a typical scam set-up........that's over $4000 of "New" computer and display they have listed so that current bid falls into the "too good to be true" catagory

    and No......bank transfers aren't safer than Western Union........it just means that the scammer has opened opened a bank account somewhere which is easy to do.....wiring money to that account gives you no protection if it's a scam
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    No feedback and actually only joined eBay yesterday...

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  5. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Look closely at the photo of the monitor - there are two hands holding it, and is that the top of a head? - wearing a WHITE BASEBALL HAT?! Does that mean chav scum scam ?
     
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