Got a CRAZY deal on NEW aluminum MBP 2.4ghz!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HiFiGuy528, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I just bought NEW aluminum MBP 2.4ghz, Nvidia GPU, 200GB HD for $1650 shipped minus $200 MSN Live Search. Total came to $1450 shipped! :D:D I bought two.

    There are three more avaliable.
     
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  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    good luck getting through that 30 day waiting period ... :D
     
  5. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder why they're not shipping for three weeks? That would make me nervous. Someone who needed to pay their mortgage could sell a few of these and then just refund the money in a couple weeks if they were looking for a short term loan.
     
  6. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    in his FAQ
    ha... don't most stores tell you they come from apple?
     
  7. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Is this one of those pirate stories where a cargo ship is held hostage and the crew is held for ransom? It sounds pretty shady to me and I'd be going crazy waiting until it shipped. Imagine the problems trying to exchange a damaged or lost machine.
     
  8. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    IMO, Pay Pal & credit card protection so no worries. Seller is a Power Seller with high positive feedbacks. The wait is not a problem because I am reselling them on Craigslist or Ebay just in time for Christmas.
     
  9. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    couldnt he do some trick where after a certain amount of time, even paypal wont back you up?
     
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  11. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I would never buy from an auction like this. While their feedback seems high, not being able to ship a product for 30 days for something that is readily available elsewhere would set off all my alarm bells.

    I'd cancel my payment immediately if I were you. Otherwise in a month when you find out this account was hijacked by a scammer who has your money and is gone you will be a lot more sorry.
     
  12. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    with those 30 days u have to wait, you might as well work an extra week instead so you dont have to way for 30 days
     
  13. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    woot ordered mine. Came out to 1349 after the discounts
     
  14. marbles macrumors 68000

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    didn't know the new MBP shipped with a combo drive :eek:

    I really do wish you luck but somehow I doubt you'll see the machine .
     

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  15. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Another good question would be how could you make a profit on them at that price. Since they're not in stock they're assuming they'll be able to buy them cheap somehow in the next couple weeks? I still think those notebooks won't ship at all and they'll issue a refund or just try to hijack the money. I'd be tempted to do it if I was 100% sure PayPal would back me up if the seller didn't come through.
     
  16. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    Common sense is uncommon...

    'If it seems too good to be true...'


    As an aside, anyone remember that scam/pyramid scheme from the dotcom era, where you bought normal stuff for like 10x the price ($900 toasters and stuff) but then there was a mail-in-rebate for 100% of the amount? They did it for awhile, before they closed up shop and left a lot of idiots with $1,000 iPods and stuff.
     
  17. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    wont that be a witch if Apple really does drop the prices right before Christmas? I have had more people ask me about this and I have been telling them Apple doesnt go on sale. Watch me be wrong.
     
  18. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    That looks like a good deal. 30 days is kind weird, but I agree the seller has good feedback and seems legit, plus Paypal coverage. On the positive side, you will be getting your cashback only 30 days after you get the MBP!! ;)

    BTW- please save this thread and post back when you get the MBP-
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Seems legit? The listing is saying the MBP has a combo drive. Since when? Seems all too shady to me.
     
  20. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Doesn't happen historically.


    30 days = SCAM to collect money from as many suck*rs as possible.
     
  21. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The only way someone could afford to do this without losing money is if the computers are stolen. Here in the UK, possession of stolen goods is a criminal offence so I hope you enjoy your time in the clink.
     
  22. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe the seller thinks he's going to get a really good deal on Black Friday.
     
  23. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    That's a simple mistake in the drop-down list when setting up the auction, the product description states it is a SuperDrive.

    The seller has a feedback rating of 99.7% (on 1362 ratings), and is explicitly clear on what the auction is for. If you look at his feedback he's sold a lot of electronics too- iPods, DSLR's, etc. The positive feedback ratings come from many different buyers with significant feedback as well.

    Yes, it could be a scam. But it would be more elaborately concocted than any other I've seen (most smell fishy from a mile away.) Plus the buyer has full Paypal protection too.
     
  24. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Most of these scams try to make you wait beyond the chargeback time period.
     
  25. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    well if you get it that will be a sick deal... best of luck
     

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