Great deal on imac

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  1. emerycs macrumors newbie

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    iMac 24 inch 3.06GHz, 4GB, 500GB - $1750 brandnew

    the site claims that they are an online retailer who oders is large bulks and they are not a scam they just keep costs down so they can give you the best price do you guys recomend ordering from this site im a lil nervous heres the link let me know

    http://www.globalretailweb.com/
     
  2. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how are you so sure ? i mean theres no way to prove its a scam
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't just buy an iMac on any website that you see it listed. Many of them are scams.

    Here is a list put together by AppleInsider.com that has the prices of Apple computers at many online retail stores. None of these are scams.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/mac_price_guide/
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can look at when the website was registered, to whom it was registered, etc.

    Yes, in fact, there are dozens of ways to prove that it is a scam.
     
  5. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    did you do any of thoes things to this website ?
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, emerycs has had two posts, both in this thread. First post was a link to "an amazing deal". I may be wrong and I hope I am, but this is a classic sign of a spammer. (edit, three posts now)
     
  7. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i am not a spammer man im looking to purchase my first imac and i want a 24 inch screen and im looking to save as much as i can so i figured what better way to find out if its a scam then to ask a fourm about the mac products seemed logical sry for any inconvenice bro
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, he's just a newbie who doesn't know how to find legitimate sites. Happens all the time.

    OP, buy only from Apple, MacMall, Amazon, and the rest of the sites in that list that themoonisdown09 posted.
     
  9. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the help guys yes i am a newb haha im good wit cars not comp's but im finally go go apple after getting my first apple product the 32 gig ipod touch im blown away with there products i was in the apple store drewling at the new imacs ps should i wait for there to be a refresh and my next question is can i apply my brothers student discount on any of the sites or only at apple
     
  10. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I'm always happy to be wrong in these circumstances (it wasn't the initial post that rang alarm bells, but the next one that seemingly defended the site linked ... but I see how I may have misinterpreted that.)

    When it comes to Macs, if the prices seems too good to be true, it is. Your best chance for a deal is on Apple's refurb site - most people who've bought one there (myself included) are happy with what they got.

    Amazon also has been known to offer rebates. MacMall often has bundles and rebates.

    But no one legitimate will be able to offer a new 3.06GHz iMac at $450 off Apple's retail price.
     
  11. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    +1. Apple's refurbished line is almost always as "good" as prices will get.
     
  12. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    I'm posting off my loaded 24" aluminum iMac that I got for $900!
















    Off Craigslist :) New in box too.
     
  13. iasky macrumors member

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    Appears Legit

    Couldn't find anything bad online, but couldn't find anything good either.

    I might risk the $52 on the Bose headphones, but not the 24" iMac.

    Good luck.
     
  14. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    idk people always say beware of sites hell i got a site i get my 7 jeans and tru religon jeans for 80 bucks from and ive never had a problem with them
     
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  16. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    If a site has to say it isn't a scam then it probably is.
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You pay $80 for jeans?

    Wait, hang on. You pay $80 for clothing? Name brand even? The only things for which I have ever spent more than $25 per article are outerwear and shoes. I own nothing but "name brands". Beautiful Calvin Klein peacoat: $56.

    Also, to reiterate the previous poster... yeah.

    If the online retailer isn't an Authorized Reseller (they'll have an Apple logo and "Authorized Reseller" somewhere prominent on the page), they're scamming you. Simple as that.
     
  18. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like the fedex truck had a package fall off the back.
     
  19. emerycs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mabe ill let him buy the headphones and see how it goes jk jk
     
  20. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    You ostensibly own a Mac, the poster child for overpriced fashion, and you dump on a guy for $80 jeans? I'm not a brand whore, but some things that cost more are, in fact, better. I don't know about 7th humanity heaven or whatever, I like my Express jeans, but there is in fact clothing that costs more than $60 that's worth the price.

    I didn't ask questions. It had Tiger loaded on it though, which was weird.
     
  21. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes. Yes, I do.
     
  22. mcpryon2 macrumors 6502

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    I have to say that a site called globalretailweb makes me wary of even clicking on it.
     
  23. iasky macrumors member

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    Good point!
     
  24. iasky macrumors member

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    Sorry just kidding, I have a sweet pair of Shures :)
     

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