From Ebay

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Kinkade, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Kinkade macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    I was finally ready to make the leap, and figured ebay was the best way to save gobs of cash. Found a great deal on an iMac, but was bothered by the pictures of the item.

    Seller claimed it was a 2.0 core 2 duo, but the pictures don’t show the isight. I thought the isight was supposed to be clearly visible as a small black rectangle on the top. Is he trying to pass off a G5 or is the isight just not visible in the picture. I asked the seller why it wasn’t visible and he said it is there.

    Or did I miss out on a great deal on an iMac?

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  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    That iMac has no built-in isight. It also has an old style apple mouse. All core 2 duo's would have shipped with a mighty mouse.
  3. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2005
    There should be an iSight and there isn't. A non-iSight iMac goes back a couple of years now (I think)
  4. showtime macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2007
    All core 2 duo imac's have built in isight. From that picture it is obvious that it doesn't have isight so it's probably an older model.
  5. mwp98223 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Conway Washington
    I can't be sure, but the picture of the documentation may also be a give-away. I just purchased an iMac and the software disks are a light grey/blue color and come in a white sleeve. The documentation is about the size of a CD cover and is all white. The picture shows a black X disk and larger dark book.

    Maybe someone that sees more of this can confirm if there was a change like this.
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    It's an iMac G5, like mine which makes it around 2 years old.
  7. valiar macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2006
    Washington, DC
    And an early revision of the G5 iMac at that.
    Initially they did not come with iSight.
    It is not necessarily a bad computer - but everything depends on the price, of course :)
  8. Mundy macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2006
    It's more likely you avoided a subtle scam. Most "switchers" who are tired of the Windows experience and want a computer that "just works" (i.e. the average consumer) won't know the difference. Glad you caught it.

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