Buying Apple replacement parts. Is this a legit place?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Wes1731, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Wes1731 macrumors newbie

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    I stumbled across a website called appleowner.com. It sells Apple replacement parts for pretty much everything. So I was putting in an order for a new iPod Video back panel (because mine is pretty scratched up) and the item costs $0 and the shipping also costs $0. It does, however, say that i need to pay for any duty tax because this shipment is coming from China. Do you think this place will display how much I payed for the item, or how much the item is actually worth on the shipping tag thing (it can't actually be $0)? Just looking for your opinions in this. Not sure if this is the right place to post this either.
     
  2. sharky05 macrumors regular

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    I've got to say the way it's styled to look like a rip-off of an apple store isn't that encouraging. A whois lookup says it started in 2006 but the address or phone number given doesn't look promising. I'd recommend looking for your product on ebay - a quick search for "ipod back replacement" came up with several hits.
     
  3. Wes1731 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    www.ifixit.com is a great place for Apple repair parts too, especially since they have a guarantee. But this other place seems too cheap.
     
  5. AppleOwner macrumors newbie

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    We ar busy to update all the price in our store, If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for the $0: mac@mac.ec
     
  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, this looks very dubious
     
  7. AppleOwner macrumors newbie

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  8. HKChigger macrumors newbie

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    If you take a look at the above link you can see they have three offices. I have been to one of them and it is 100% legit. I have personally purchased a macbook from them and numerous parts.

    (Sorry for late reply, but just wanted to correct the information in case anyone searches it)
     
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