Help with this ebay seller

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hoangcong, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. hoangcong macrumors member

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  3. hoangcong thread starter macrumors member

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    I know and the seller anwered my question quite fast... but I mean, on the apple store a imac i7 2.93 with 2tb and 256gb and 16gb ram would cost a LOT more than that...
     
  4. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    i know
    that is QUITE the deal
    but it all looks good soooooo


    GO FOR IT AND DON'T LOOK BACK :p
     
  5. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    What the!!?!

    I don't need a computer right now, but I sooo want this. Sounds too good to be true. Yeah, what's the catch?
     
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    Yes, but I am still kind of skeptical. I've never bought anything on eBay. How do you check for legitness?
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    This is epic. Why an AU eBay while the item is in Florida? Stolen?
     
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    Yeah true. Maybe a hacked account?
     
  13. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck!

    post back with results :)
     
  14. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, still not 100% sure about this.
     
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  16. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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    Looks suspect to me, and a possible eBay account been hacked. They have already sold 9, with over 10 left for sale, Mmmmm
     
  17. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    Are hacked ebay accounts common?
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Either the account is hacked or the machine was purchased with stolen credit cards, or some other method of laundering money using a work at home scam.

    These days quite common on eBay.
     
  19. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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    Sadly, its not uncommon.
     
  20. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    Well I did click the "Buy now" button. But hadn't paid for it. Now the item is gone. Not even showing up in my "Awaiting payment" screen on my account.

    Whats up with that? I guess it was a scam indeed.
     
  21. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    too bad it wasn't real :(
     
  22. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    It never ceases to amaze me how the "There is no free lunch" rule is valid every single time.
     
  23. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    haha agreed :D
     
  24. hoangcong thread starter macrumors member

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    SCAM :)

    I just received this:

    I told him I wanted to do a bank transfer and see if he falls in the trap (most likely not)
     
  25. Mickyfin macrumors 6502

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    Even if they offer to accept bank transfer, don't do it, its clearly a scammer my friend.
     

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