buying an ibook form uae

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Gokhan, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003

    i have been told by a friends sister who works in uae that theres a an ibook for sale there but how would i conduct this deal i have sellers email.

    if i brought thru paypal would my credit card cover the purchase seen as this is 1100$ shipped to uk.

    what protection do i have and how should i do this deal ? any help would be gratefull !!!!!!
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    uae, what does that stand for. I know ebay, not uae. Like any thing else, when you buy it online from someone else, you can always get ripped off. Just make sure that the plug can handle the UK voltage. We have already heard of the people buying iMacs in the USA and frying them in the UK.
  3. rccola70 macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2004
  4. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2004
    For what it's worth ...

    Don't use paypal and don't use credit card unless it's an encrypted site - i.e. don't send credit card numbers via email.

    Unless you know someone in U.A.E. (presumably Dubai) who can pick it up and ship it the whole thing sounds a bit risky - not necessarily a reflection on this particular seller, but a reflection on how many other people are being conned across borders (see elswhere on Macrumors for examples).
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    If it were me, I'd stay away from buying a laptop - or anything expensive - from a foreign country. It might be legit, but, if it isn't, you're screwed. 4 times out of 5 you might be fine, but your total loss that 5th time pretty much removes most of the benefit of not buying locally.
  6. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2003
    cheers guys

    got email from seller

    ebay rating is good and whoever he or she is has brought an imac g5 and powerbook from ebay.

    just to clear confusion united arab emirites is the country where he or she is working !

    i will check with my bank to see if credit card covers purchase if paypal does not and then i will go for it !

    what do u say ?

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