You guys saved my ass

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dimbulb771, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. dimbulb771 macrumors newbie

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    I sent my credit card info to mac & mac sales about an hour after I decided to upgrade my shipping option but the phone number was nowhere to be found on the printable invoice. Then all the oddities of their site that I was blinded to by the insanley cheap price started to give me a very sick feeling it was at this point that I tried to find their number on their site and cancel my order all I got when I called was an EXTREMELY suspicious voicemail that sounded like it was recorded on a cell phone in a moving car. When I hung up the phone I was pissed then disgusted with myself for falling for such an obvious scam it was then that I went back on the internet to try find another number for the company but instead of typing the URL into the address bar I accidentally put into my search bar that is when I found the mac rumors thread about these *******s I immediatley went to the bank found that they had not yet attempted to use my debit card number so I drained my account and had them cut up my card and issue a new one thank god I saw this forum or I would be out better that a thousand dollars on an iBook that was most likely never coming
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Nice save! I don't understand how this site can still be up and running...
     
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Wow, talk about a stroke a good luck. I am glad you saved yourself.:)
     
  4. riel505 macrumors member

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    saved my ass too!

    hi dimbulb - i have to thank you for that post, thanking the others for warning you about mac & mac sales. i've been looking for website reviews of macmacsales.com for days now. and your post was the first reference i found on it (aside from the numerous ads, sponsored links and free press releases they have scattered all over the web).

    i was about to buy TWO ibooks from them :eek: (one for me and one for my mom!!!). luckily one of my friends asked if i'm really sure that they are not bogus, that's the only time i started surfing for user reviews. i was blinded by the extremely amazing $799 come on. geez. i almost lost a LOT of money.

    thanks for all the threads regarding that site. :eek:
     
  5. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    Good to hear. Hope no one else makes the mistake of ordering from them. I think they're trying to confuse people with their name. The first time I saw their name mentioned around here, I thought (for a brief second) of Other World Computing which uses macsales.com as their URL. Very close and can be misleading.
     
  6. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    if you're still looking for ibooks, I know amazon.com has them for 899 after mail in rebate. It's not as cheap but, as far as I can tell, they are a legitimate retailer:D
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yes.....Amazon.....they do sound awfully familiar. I'd go with them. It's a good price as well!!!
     
  8. MacMyDay macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't trust Amazon. Their prices are too cheap. Too suspicious ;)
     
  9. riel505 macrumors member

    riel505

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    there's amazon???

    :eek:

    to abstract and macmyday: of course i know amazon. :D it's just that i got lured in by the extremely low price... after that almost-fiasco, i went back to apple.com to check out their accredited resellers.

    in my case, i have to check each one because of 1.) shipping and 2.) payment concerns. my plastic is not issued in the US (posted in another thread regarding this).

    thanks maxterpiece - i'll check out those rebates again.
     

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