Question About www.apple-deals.us

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by supersalzme, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. supersalzme macrumors member

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    Ok, so I was surfing craigslist and came upon this. Can anyone tell me if this is legit? It is such a good deal if it is....

    The total for 1 Apple PowerBook G4 17" is:

    $1750.00 transferred for the item delivered by your door.
    (Allow 5-7 days for the delivery with free shipping option)

    Here are the complete specs for the system:
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    Apple PowerBook G4 17" 1.67 GHz
    ________________________________

    Processor Speed:
    1.67 GHz

    Memory Speed:
    PC2-4200 (333MHz)

    Memory Technology:
    DDR-SDRAM

    Installed Memory:
    2 GB

    Maximum Memory:
    2 GB

    Hard Drive Capacity:
    120 GB

    Drive Controllers:
    IDE (Ultra ATA/100)

    Rotational Speed:
    5400 RPM

    8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Superdrive

    Sound Support:
    Digital Audio (16-bit)

    Video Chipset:

    Radeon 9700 AGP Graphics

    Installed Video Memory:
    128 MB

    Resolution:
    1680 x 1050

    Card Slots:
    Type I CardBus
    Type II CardBus

    Network Support:
    Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps)

    Wireless Protocol:
    802.11b
    802.11g
    Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

    Input Devices:
    Keyboard
    Trackpad

    Battery Life (average):
    up to 5 Hours

    Number of Batteries:
    1

    Installed Operating System:
    MacR OS X Tiger 10.4.2

    In the Box:
    PowerBook
    S-Video to composite adapter
    DVI to VGA adapter
    modem cable
    power adapter
    AC wall plug
    power cord

    Limited Warranty:
    3-Year (36 Months) Extended Warranty

    Apple Care warrany is included and covered directly with Apple!

    That is from the website www.apple-deals.us

    Should I go for it?
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Umm...

    That's the most recent revision...and it's selling for $800 less than retail?
    If it looks to good to be true...
     
  3. supersalzme thread starter macrumors member

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    That is what I said...but they are a cetified apple retailer.....
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    If you were a scammer, wouldn't you say that too?

    EDIT: They are NOT an authorized dealer. Look on Apple.com at the list. Simple Google search shows that other people are questioning this like crazy and it must be a scam.
     
  5. GWS macrumors member

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    Atlanta area
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    Report It

    I'm located in the Atlanta, GA area. We've been getting a similar posting, sometimes 3 or 4 a day, for months. The past couple of months the poster has been saying the low price is due to how the units were obtained - they were donations. Yeah, right, some non-profit is going to give up top of the line Apple Powerbooks for much less than they're worth, and settle on donated used equipment. Heck, even if the organization preferred Windows to OSX, they could still sell the units themselves for close to or at list.

    Here's what I do everytime I see one of these on Craig's List: I report it as either Spam or Prohibited. It usually disappears within the hour. (And unfortunately another usually shows up again within a few hours.)

    The old adage "If it seems too good to be true..." no doubt applies here. Just walk away!

    Gary
     
  6. supersalzme thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys....I was just looking for a good deal on a 17" since the new 15" pb's have the line problem. Although I did hear that this was being fixed with the latest ones coming out.....
     
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  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Look for yourself.

    http://www.apple.com/buy/

    They aren't listed as "Authorized Resellers"
     
  9. GWS macrumors member

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    Atlanta area
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    Speak of the devil!

    Guess what just popped up on Craig's List Atlanta... another one of the postings I mentioned:


    APPLE POWERBOOK G4 17", LAST MODEL WITH 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM AND 120GB HDD
    Reply to: <deleted by GWS>
    Date: 2005-12-07, 7:25PM EST


    INCREDIBLE XMAS OFFER!
    It is brand new , boxed and warrantied by Apple . Please email for ordering info.
    IF THE OFFER IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ITS JUST REALLY GOOD!
    this is in or around atlanta
    no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

    116577013



    How about their "IF THE OFFER IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ITS JUST REALLY GOOD!"... can you believe that!?!

    I flagged it as Spam.

    Gary
     

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