What a SUCKER!

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  1. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    Check this out!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5853067920

    This is a dual 2.7ghz Powermac with nothing in it except the case, motherboard and cpu and it sold for $1944 with $29 shipping.

    You can get this same machine from the apple store for $2149 refurbished with one year warranty and it comes with keyboard, mouse, power cord, box, ram, hard drive, superdrive, video card and peace of mind. Ebayers never stop to amaze me. This makes the refurb very attractive.
     
  2. muffinman macrumors 6502

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    hahahahhahahahahahhahahaa. i should try that. what's next? selling an ipod without the harddrive?
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Looks more like a stolen unit judging by the tag on that 4th picture. I don't know many home users who put ID #s on their desktop computers.

    I once sold a free give away poster for $30 on ebay. Some people are huge suckers.
     
  4. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Hahahaha... thats hilarious..
    I like the first bid.. 15 bucks...
    I'd take that for 15 bucks..
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Well at least the customer wasn't COMPLETELY screwed. It still has the case, mobo, and processors which are the most important parts.
     
  6. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When it was at $860 I thought wow that would be a great buy at $900. I have all those parts that are missing and I could fix it up and sell my Dual 2ghz for more. I never thought it would go that high. What a loser. Oh and look at that sellers feedback. I emailed him about it 3 days ago and never got a reply back. He is the worst.
     
  7. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah if they work. :rolleyes:
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    Yeah.. it looks like a stolen set alright, who on earth sticks an ID number onto a home PC?
     
  9. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Couldn't the ID number just be for stock purposes?
     
  10. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    Actually, I have a sticker on my PowerMac from when I took it into an Authorized Apple Service Provider. It's not like the sticker in the picture, but I can understand why someone might have a sticker on a home machine with a number, as depicted.
    -Chasen
     
  11. Lau Guest

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    It always amazes me that people with that bad feedback still have buyers. Especially when you email them and they don't respond as well! I'd avoid a seller like that like the plague, it's not worth the risk.

    I wonder if they realise how many potential customers they put off by giving such bad service? Then again, when there's people out there willing to pay almost $2000 for half a computer, I suppose they couldn't care less if we don't bid!
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Just one more reason that I will never use ebay. The potential of getting a deal is not worth the risk of getting screwed.

    For the amount the buyer is spending he had a lot of better options...:rolleyes:
     
  13. generik macrumors 601

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    1) Buy refurb from Applestore
    2) Rip its insides out
    3) Advertise it's casing, mainboard, and CPU on eBay!
    4) Sell for 95% of buying price
    5) Sell the rest of its guts away
    6) ???
    7) Profit!
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    thats precisely what i'm after, seriously, i have a 5GB ipod HD thats going to no use.
     
  15. generik macrumors 601

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    Why bother, why not just sell the harddrive without the iPod encasing it? :D
     
  16. Mord macrumors G4

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  17. ekenny macrumors regular

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    Yeah something seems fishy. The label starts with "CPE..." which usually stands for Customer Premesis Equipt. They dont usually put that on student's computers.
     
  18. dcv macrumors G3

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    :rolleyes: Look at the listing properly... no need to jump to conclusions.

    Exactly. The seller has his own store and if you bother to read the listing he's included that ID "cpe15099" at the top of the listing and similar numbers appear at the top of all his other auctions.


    I agree the winning bid seems rather high if you can get a refurb for $200 more... but not all people know about the refurb store and perhaps it seemed an attractive deal compared to the usual full price. Some people just don't do their research before bidding on eBay. If you look at the bid history it looks as though the winner just put a last minute bid on and won... perhaps they didn't even read the listing properly!
     
  19. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    I can't wait for them to join MacRumors as a newbie and stumble across this thread...
     
  20. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can see it now:


    Q: Hi, this is my first post on macrumors. I bought this machine on ebay that didn't have anything in it and when I spent $600 getting it fitted with the neccessities it won't boot. What can be going wrong?

    A: Did you get a the proper power cable?

    Q: Yes, cost me $99 from apple

    A: Ouch. Do you see blue liquid?

    Q: Yes, but I cleaned it up.

    A: Ouch. Try calling apple?

    Q: Yes but its out of warranty.

    A: Try calling the guy you bought it from?

    Q: Yes but he won't return my emails.

    A: Ouch. You are screwed. How much did you pay for it?

    Q: Total $2600.

    A: OUCH! You could have got a new one for that. SUCKER!
     
  21. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    But Apple power cables are sooo much better quality!!
     

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