1.67GHz PowerBook G4 for $1100- is this legit?

dmw007

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I am in the process of buying a 1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, for only $1,100 USD. To make a long story short, a fellow in the UK was selling this laptop-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5819377013&ru=http://search.ebay.com:80/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=5819377013&fvi=1

for only $1,100, shipped. I was in the process of e-mailing him about it with a strong interest in purchasing it, when someone else bought it. He ended up e-mailing me and stated that he had a second one (same specs) for the same price.

Now he wants to sell this second 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 to me through this escrow service http://www.e-click-shipping.com/ Are they a legit company in the UK? Here is the contact info for this International E-Shipping Company-

London United Kindom
e-Click-Shipping
233A Heathway Dagenham
RM9 5AN
eMail: contact@e-Click-Shipping.com
447810132516

London United Kindom
e-Click-Shipping
10 Mansfield Avenue
N15 4HW
eMail: suport@e-Click-Shipping.com
447810132516

Does anyone know if this place is legit? I tried googling for this company's name and couldn't find anything. The seller stated that it is an "escrow service very popular here in United Kingdom". Should I go and buy this laptop?

Please, please give me input- any and all suggestions welcome. Thank You.
 

AP_piano295

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Mar 9, 2005
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What he's offering you in all software included would cost in the uppwards of three grand and as a general rule what seems to good to be true often is. But if you can find a secure way to buy it then I say give it a try but make him agree to your terms dont let him push you around maybe he's just dum or maybe he stole it and is trying to shift it fast :p
 

QCassidy352

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Mar 20, 2003
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run away. fast. The ONLY legit escrow service is escrow.com.

Occasionally you'll find really good deals on ebay because someone needs money fast, or misspelled the title, or the item just happened to go relatively unnnoticed. But you can usually tell when this happens - it's a real person with a real story about the computer, they don't have multiple units to sell, and they don't ask to use payment services that you've never heard of.
 

dmw007

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AP_piano295 said:
as a general rule what seems to good to be true often is.
My thoughts & fears exactly.

I would hate to get ripped off $1,100, but I would really, really be upset if I missed out on a legit PowerBook G4 for that price...
 

powerbook911

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Mar 15, 2005
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This is certainly a scam. He might have stolen an ebay account, to have the good feedback.

It is good you posted here, so now you don't have to worry about making the wrong decision.

I really despise these people that hurt ebay. Ruins it for the rest of us.
 

zach

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dmw, no point in even trying to do it through escrow.com. it's not real.

you can tell easily: look at the trust-e logo image, hosted on their site. same with all their "affiliate" images. dead giveaway it's fake.

i know how you feel, you're obviously quite interested, but get away now, don't even think about it anymore. i got scammed once after seeing all the signs, i just thought the deal was too good to pass up. don't do it.
 

trainguy77

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Nov 13, 2003
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Now that I look a little closer at the bottom of the page don't they, on most pages say what is copyrighted, for example look at the bottom of this page. I would not do it. ;)

EDIT: one other thing they spelled support wrong in there email.
 

dmw007

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Thanks everyone for the much-appreciated input. I was feeling queasy about the transaction to begin with, now I am just going to tell him that I am no longer interested in his PowerBook.

I guess that now its back to hunting for a good, used PowerBook G4 on eBay. :rolleyes: :) Anyone have one that they want to sell? Looking for something under $1,000. Nothing super powerful (thats why I have my Power Mac G5), just something thats mobile and runs Mac OS! :)

Anyway, thanks again, I appreciate it!!! :) :) :)
 

berkleeboy210

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Sep 2, 2004
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dmw007 said:
I am in the process of buying a 1.67GHz 15" PowerBook G4, for only $1,100 USD. To make a long story short, a fellow in the UK was selling this laptop-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5819377013&ru=http://search.ebay.com:80/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&fkr=1&from=R8&satitle=5819377013&fvi=1

for only $1,100, shipped. I was in the process of e-mailing him about it with a strong interest in purchasing it, when someone else bought it. He ended up e-mailing me and stated that he had a second one (same specs) for the same price.

Now he wants to sell this second 1.67GHz PowerBook G4 to me through this escrow service http://www.e-click-shipping.com/ Are they a legit company in the UK? Here is the contact info for this International E-Shipping Company-

London United Kindom
e-Click-Shipping
233A Heathway Dagenham
RM9 5AN
eMail: contact@e-Click-Shipping.com
447810132516

London United Kindom
e-Click-Shipping
10 Mansfield Avenue
N15 4HW
eMail: suport@e-Click-Shipping.com
447810132516

Does anyone know if this place is legit? I tried googling for this company's name and couldn't find anything. The seller stated that it is an "escrow service very popular here in United Kingdom". Should I go and buy this laptop?

Please, please give me input- any and all suggestions welcome. Thank You.
Probably not legit, I'm currently selling the same PB on eBay, I'm starting the Auction at 1,100... No way I'd let it go for just 1,100. Almost certainly it's a scam.

I don't know how this guy got a hold of a Package from my School!!! Reason being you can't order the Berklee Laptop Package online, it can only be picked up at the school by the students and paid for there for almost 3,000.
 

dmw007

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berkleeboy210 said:
I don't know how this guy got a hold of a Package from my School!!! Reason being you can't order the Berklee Laptop Package online, it can only be picked up at the school by the students and paid for there for almost 3,000.
That boggled my mind as well. But you gotta admit, if that system was legit for $1,100 that you would definitely want to scoop it up in a second. :)
 

macEfan

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Apr 7, 2005
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and even more suspiciously, the person that bought the item on ebay had 0 feedback! HMM. Sound like a person that claims he has tons to sell. U send money, he sends nothing :)
 

brepublican

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Jul 22, 2005
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wrxguy said:
SOOOOO many ebay posts like this....tsk tsk tsk.....
Remember the P-P-Powerbook!? Experience is not always the best teacher; some things are better learnt from others...
 

chucknorris

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Jun 28, 2005
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dmw007 said:
I guess that now its back to hunting for a good, used PowerBook G4 on eBay. :rolleyes: :) Anyone have one that they want to sell? Looking for something under $1,000. Nothing super powerful (thats why I have my Power Mac G5), just something thats mobile and runs Mac OS! :)
Ebay is generally a terrible place to buy Macs, due to the proliferance of scams and the inflated prices people pay (for whatever reason).

You will really be hard-pressed to find better deals than are available in Apple's refurb store. See for yourself!

Anyway dmw, good luck finding the 'Book that fits your needs.
 

bramsmits

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Oct 18, 2005
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berkleeboy210 said:
Definetely, but some things in life just end up being too good to be true
It's still on Ebay. Just shot him a mail that I'm interested but don't trust the courier services, so I offered to pick it up and pay cash. I can fly to Glasgow (about 30mi from where he is according to his Ebay info) for about $150, so even if he's legit and the deal goes through I'll be ahead. If he gets cold feet :rolleyes:
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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I really hate these threads. If you have to ask, it's not legit. THe domain was registered 2 weeks ago.

domain: e-click-shipping.com
created: 29-Sep-2005
last-changed: 29-Sep-2005
registration-expiration: 29-Sep-2006

status: CLIENT-TRANSFER-PROHIBITED

registrant-firstname: Oneandone
registrant-lastname: Private Registration
registrant-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
registrant-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
registrant-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
registrant-pcode: 19087
registrant-state: PA
registrant-city: Chesterbrook
registrant-ccode: US
registrant-phone: +1.8772064254
registrant-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

admin-c-firstname: Oneandone
admin-c-lastname: Private Registration
admin-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
admin-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
admin-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
admin-c-pcode: 19087
admin-c-state: PA
admin-c-city: Chesterbrook
admin-c-ccode: US
admin-c-phone: +1.8772064254
admin-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

tech-c-firstname: Oneandone
tech-c-lastname: Private Registration
tech-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
tech-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
tech-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
tech-c-pcode: 19087
tech-c-state: PA
tech-c-city: Chesterbrook
tech-c-ccode: US
tech-c-phone: +1.8772064254
tech-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com

bill-c-firstname: Oneandone
bill-c-lastname: Private Registration
bill-c-organization: 1&1 Internet, Inc. - http://1and1.com/contact
bill-c-street1: 701 Lee Road, Suite 300
bill-c-street2: ATTN: e-click-shipping.com
bill-c-pcode: 19087
bill-c-state: PA
bill-c-city: Chesterbrook
bill-c-ccode: US
bill-c-phone: +1.8772064254
bill-c-email: proxy25055@1and1-private-registration.com
 

dmw007

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bennyek said:
Yeah Stay away but just as a plug... Buy Mine. I am legit I am so shameless!! Here is a link to it.
MY Powerbook Auction
Thanks for the link, but I am looking for something that is a bit more portable. I am a commuter and need something smaller & lighter (i.e.- 15"/12" PowerBook).