Ebay iMacs - what's the deal

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gianpan, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. gianpan macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    Hey all,
    I've been seeing some iMacs at ebay.co.uk and I see the prices are very low in comparison to the prices in Greece.
    For example there is a 3.06GHz iMac for as low as 1500€ (including shipping to Greece which is 100€) while in Greece the 2.8GHz (so no 8800 just the crappy ATI 2600:p) costs 1682€!
    It's not just the iMac, I've seen MBP even 800€ less than here.

    Now I know everything is expensive here but I am just trying to figure out if everything is so damn expensive or ebay products suck.

    The seller is a power-seller and claims that products are not refurbished/faulty etc.

    So is it safe to buy one from ebay with paypal?
  2. JMac13 macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    I've seen the same things here on ebay. One guy who is a power seller had a 24" iMac 2.8 with 4 gb Ram and 1 TB HD for $800. I emailed him about it and turned out to be a scam. He wanted me to send a money order to Europe and then they would ship it. I told him no thanks and to have a great day.
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Only pay with PayPal, do not bid higher than your PayPal protection.

    Do that and it won't matter what the outcome is; you're safe.
  4. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    There is a reason that the scammers never use PayPal. I only buy and sell with PayPal anymore. If the deal is too good to be true it probably is. That is the rule of thumb with eBay. You might save a few dollars on eBay, but believe me if it sounds too good, it probably is.
  5. gr81mgbgt macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008

    You have to watch out for paypal on ebay.

    I got scammed out of over $800.00 of a hijacked paypal and ebay account. I was the seller, they buyer had the hijacked account. I don't use it anymore.

    Better safe then sorry.
  6. gianpan thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    What about warranty the seller claims 1 year, assuming that it's Apple's warranty can I use it with an authorized reseller (whatever they are called) here?
  7. vkstudios macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2009
    Prices too good to be true..

    As the old saying goes... If it sounds too good to be true then it most likely is. It really sounds like a scam. There is just so much of that on the internet these days.

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