Ebay iMacs - what's the deal

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

  1. gianpan macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    THAT IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE.

    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

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    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

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    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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