Funniest Ebay mac auction I've seen in a while.

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  1. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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  2. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha the description is awesome. (Maybe just a little too small of a font size though)
     
  3. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    No pictures, bad grammar, I wouldn't give the guy half a penny.
     
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816

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  5. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Whoever bought that, based off the description, is simply a retard.
     
  6. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    LOL WOW! Somebody actually bought it too. I mean his feedback is good and all, but that auction still seems just a wee bit suspicious to me.
     
  7. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a

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    Must be his alter-ego... bought it from himself to save the grief. Or it's his neighbor. Or his futuristic girlfriend.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder if scammers have a system to generate reasonable feedback scores. I guess, in principle, if you and I wanted to set ourselves up as scammers, I could create a bunch of auctions for which you could exert the buy-it-now option, and then you could not pay me, I could mark you as paid, etc, and we could give each other feedback, leading us both to have high feedback scores. Perhaps there's some sort of anti-heatware out there where all the scammers collaborate. :D I bet there are dead parrots there too.
     
  9. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha

    The description also says how great it is to used, but it also says that it is brand new and sealed!!

    I agree... the person who spend $900 dollars on that must have been just a TAD loopy.
     
  10. Toe macrumors 65816

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    Notice it has dual 667 MHz Core Duos... huh? The first Intel iMac was 1.83 GHz (though I guess the system bus was 667 MHz).

    This text in the product description really clears it up, though:
    THIS iMAC HAS IGB OF 667 MHs and 250gb

    Now I get it. :)
     
  11. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yes I have witnessed some strange auctions myself.
     

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  13. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Anybody else needs glasses to read that text?
     
  14. Toe macrumors 65816

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    Try using a Windows PC, preferably with one of those clunky keyboards they seem to come with.

    It will certainly feel like you have traveled into the past.
     
  15. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    I think the seller is just completely computer illiterate. 1GB of 667MHz sure sounds like the RAM. The dual processors just means the dual cores on the single processor. The 128mb of RAM is video RAM.

    So after looking at that, the buyer may have got a deal depending on the processor speed.
     
  16. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I think he was being honest, he just doesn't know much about computers. Give him a break.

    (But it's still funny)
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Or they could be a scammer too and hope that the guy listing it will ship before getting payment.
     
  18. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i dont get it?
     
  19. joekix macrumors 6502

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    here's a funny bid retraction/cancellation i saw...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    The guy said he bought a MPB to "make a DVD for a trip I took, now I have no use for it".
     
  21. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Hey, sometimes you cant beat brutal honesty. ;) :D

    I wish I can afford to drop over 2 grand on a computer system just to burn one DVD disc.
     

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