too good to be true?

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  1. JBot macrumors 6502

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  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Looks stolen to me.

    I always make big purchases ($100+) from retailers that are reputable and have some sort of return policy/guarantee. I would stick with buying from Apple on something this big...
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Oh, dear...that's definitely too good to be true. Run away as fast as you can.

    There is no reason for the seller to ask you to contact them via e-mail before bidding unless it's a hacked account and they're trying to prevent the owner of that account from finding out that their account has been hacked.

    The guy has a handful of feedback from a year on eBay (all as a buyer, not a seller) and all of a sudden he's got ten computers up for bidding at ridiculous prices? Right.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Scam/Stolen. Don't touch it. I know that they say MacBooks are hot, but trust me, you don't want this kind of "hot"... :cool:
     
  5. JBot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but when i emailed him, he said first off that we will make the payment through paypal, so it will be secure, and than he also added that if its not exactly what its stated to be, the product can be returned for full refund.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    At best, it's stolen.

    At worst, he's working a way to get your information to scam you.

    Edit: That e-mail address is also on a list of known eBay scammers. Do you need more convincing?
     
  7. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    is a state of mind.
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    There are too many scams out there. I suggest staying away
     
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    Yea, or you could just put the money in my bank account and get the result mailed to you......nothing, maybe a thank you note :)
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If you would like to donate your money to a scammer, then by all means go right ahead. ;)
     
  12. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    It sounds too good to be true.

    On the other hand if you can arrange a pickup of the MacBook this would change the story. Just make sure you bring a mate with you and don't have the cash with you. Keep it in the car with your mate and call them to come with the cash when you have the MacBook right there in front of you. Also, arrange for the pickup in a public place just for security.

    aussie_geek
     
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    the item is listed as being in Montreal, United States?? I could have sworn that Montreal was in Canada??? LOL

    usually when the instructions say to email the seller at a non-ebay address then it turns out to be a hijacked ebay account

    you want to stay as far away from this one as possible
     
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Don't even bother...it's not worth it. The chances of there actually being an item (and it not being stolen) are essentially nil. It's not worth your time or personal safety to even try to find out.
     
  16. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    what happened was someone EBAY account was HIJACKED. that is why the "person" is asking bidders to email them first before bidding. I remember I ran into something like this before.

    If you send the item number to ebay to determine if its really a discrepency (i'm almost positive it is) , the auction will shut down pretty quick after that.
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Actually it probably won't...I've reported numerous hijacked accounts to eBay and it usually takes them days to shut down the auctions, if they get to them before they end.
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yes, or you can just send me the money and I'll do my best to put it to the same use they will.

    Though I will likely skip spending the money on drugs so I will have more for alcohol, prostitutes, and porn. Or I'll just blow it all on gambling by buying some PowerBall tickets. ;)
     
  19. JBot thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I live in calgary, i dont remember stating otherwise?
     
  20. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He just meant that the scammer can't figure out what country Montreal is in...
     
  21. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    LOL ITS A SCAM. LOOK AT HIS PAGE DESCRIPTION "-Important-
    Please contact me before bidding at
    Marocoo67@yahoo.com" LOL

    I got scammed 4k before so i am very careful
     
  22. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    oh, the item has been removed by ebay.....that was quick
     
  23. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Wow, what a surprise... :rolleyes:
     
  24. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Props to eBay for getting on it in a timely manner for once...those eBay Canada folks must have a lot more on the ball than their counterparts south of the border. :D
     
  25. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    if you have to ask, then yes, it's too good to be true.
     

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