are people really this stupid?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gimmeiphone, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. gimmeiphone macrumors 6502

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  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    My answer was yes before I even opened the thread. :)

    People always think they can get something for nothing.
     
  3. kdog005 macrumors member

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    lolwut

    IT COMES WITH A SPARE BATTERY

    how does this even have that many bids...
     
  4. smoge macrumors regular

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    Omg end in two mins, someone is getting a fake iphone in the post!:eek:
     
  5. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ebay are **** for take downs i reported it hours ago, and since they keep bidders identities secret u cnt warn them :eek:
     
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  7. gimmeiphone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    and different housing? and led flash below the camera? heck if i knew this id of bought it!:p
     
  8. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, not that. :D
     
  9. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    On another forum I frequent they have a section specifically to call out fakes and things like this. The idea is the people can read and report the fake themselves, the more that report it the quicker it gets taken down.

    One person reporting a fake does about nothing but ten gets a pretty quick take down.
     
  10. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    LOL...I was thinking the same thing.
     
  11. daneoni macrumors G4

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    It is quite convincing to the untrained eye (geeks) to be fair.
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Agreed. My family members would have thought it was legitimate.
     
  13. b166er macrumors 68020

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    a couple years back a friend of mine texted me, very excited about her new iPhone. The next time I saw her she had this terrible knock-off. I didn't say anything because I knew I would have just pissed her off. Hope she didn't pay too much for it.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same here. :)
     
  15. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Oh my lord...look at the incorrect placement of the flash as well as the totally incorrect writing on the back...
     

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  16. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Kind of creepy pictures of the phone. Was this guy naked when he took the picture? Notice his foot in the lower right?
     
  17. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    Some people go barefoot in their house. :p

    That was amusing but it looks like the auction ended, a bit unfortunate for the winning bidder. Also, there is some tape covering the front of the phone? Oh lordy.
     
  18. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I just noticed that wtf...its weird though. 100% Satification I'm not sure if there is a way to fake that on eBay but whatever. No Returns is kind of a red flag and the "Don't like touch screens" part trying to reinforce his reasoning further shows the sketchiness :O
     
  19. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Another thing to add to the "sketchy list" is that the seller writes that their partner binned both the box and hands free kit. I can understand the box being binned but who in their right mind would throw out a hands free kit.

    It could just be the seller received the iPhonecopy as a gift and was so stupid that he thought it was real. The fact the partner binned the handsfree kit further demonstrates their stupidity.
     
  20. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Is he selling his hand or something? I mean, were parts of his body even necessary in the pic??? :confused:
     
  21. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Very weird. The "phone' is held together with tape or something. Let's hope he is wearing some clothes and someone doesn't spot a reflection of his body. :eek:
     
  22. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    well the bid is over.

    Its guys/gals like you true apple fans that help the little guys like me - hoping to return the favour more and more each time around.

    Wonder if there was a way with the original information to notify Apple to stop others from succumbing to such subterfuge and guile in the future?
     
  23. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. In addition there are always people who shop without knowing the first thing about the item other than its name.
     
  24. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    This. Some people I know look at me like I'm some crack head when I research things extensively before buying....
     

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