Too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dostoevsky, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Dostoevsky macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I'm a student in the market for a Macbook for college. Cruising around the internet I found a store with rediculous prices. Do yah guys think this is a big scam, or should I go for it? Indonesian internet store ... Hmmm.

    http://rosofstore.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=18

    I sort of need to get this thing before school starts, so any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    If you have to ask, it's almost certainly a scam. An Indonesian site registered a month ago to a guy with a Gmail account selling stuff at 30-50% off? Run away. Now.
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    As a general rule of thumb, if it looks too good to be true then it very usually is.
     
  4. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    does a bear cr*p in the woods?

    wildcowboy points out some really important info.

    heavily discounted apple stuff is the #1 warning sign. new website offshore #2.

    dont wait for strike #3. run away.
     
  5. Dostoevsky thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'd pretty much figured it out before I posted this. Didn't hurt to ask, though. Thanks a lot guys. I think that I'll just stick to the Apple Store down south.
     
  6. California macrumors 68040

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    Beware also of a site called bestbuynow or something like that. In Italy and Texas.
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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  8. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    No, if it's too good to be true it always is.

    I suppose you could make exceptions for times when you knew the seller and there was a very obvious legitimate reason (as in "not stolen, and not trying to rip a friend off"), but those are so rare they're not even worth mentioning.

    Just remember: The phrase is "too good to be true" for a reason.
     

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