ebay macbook question?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    Ebay: I'm selling my Macbook does this sound legit?

    He has 74 positive 100% feedback!

    Hi, I'm here in Arizona due to my business. My laptop has been broken and I need a new one ASAP. Would you ship this mac today or the latest tomorrow with FedEx or UPS next day air? Thank you

    P.S. I think my business address is not verified @ paypal but hope its not a problem.
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Unverified PayPal address = you're screwed if it is a scam.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup. ANY account could be hijacked.

    In addition, if the person is on business and in a rush, they would buy locally.
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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  5. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Don't sell you macbook on ebay. Sell it on craigslist and sell it locally for cash only.
     
  6. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I hate to say this but there never seem to be as many people willing to pay OTT prices on Craigslist - at least not my craigslist.
     
  7. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I sold my iMac G4 a few weeks back on craigslist for $450. And in cash :eek:
     
  8. it5five macrumors 65816

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    That is true, but at least the OP won't have to go through a few more scam buyers before he actually finds a legitimate buyer if he sells it in person through craigslist.
     
  9. nobunaga209 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like SELLER BEWARE; anytime I sell on eBay if I even think I'm catching a whiff of a scam I pull out. Better to be safe than sorry IMO.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I've had hit and miss luck with craigslist. Cash and no fees is better but I'm inundated with scammers. At least with ebay you can filter them out a bit the way you set up the auction and you get a wider audience.
     

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