I just bought a new Macbook Air from Ebay

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gregk205, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. gregk205 macrumors member

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    I just thought I would let you all know to keep checking on there for deals. I just bought mine for $1740.00 with overnight shipping included. It is the base model but it is a great deal because it is cheaper than I could buy it from Apple and I don't have to pay any sales tax. I can't wait to use it. But unfortunately I am in Bulgaria until March 9th so it will just be sitting at home waiting for me. I hope it is a pleasure to use in my lap on the couch and doesn't burn my legs like my MacBook does.


    :D
     
  2. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    $1699 with student discount..

    i mean c'mon everyone knows at least one person that is in college or teaches that can let you use their discount
     
  3. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    Wow! Brave man! I buy & sell on ebay all the time... but that's a lot of money to "risk" , IMO. Needless to say I don't make big purchases through ebay.
     
  4. SCMedic macrumors regular

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    I got mine with my girlfriends student discount, and she wasn't even there! No ID or anything.
     
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  6. gregk205 thread starter macrumors member

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    haha.. Yes I know that. But I live in New York.. And the sales tax on that would be $140.00. So it would have cost me $1,839.00 So that is why I didn't do it that way. Tax is a big added cost when purchasing through apple.
     
  7. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    lol, that's the reason the gov't is trying to impose federal sales tax for online sales.


    one more loophole (ordering from out of state) that won't be along much longer.
     
  8. Federico macrumors member

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    But how do they know? i ordered online, just select Education,K-12 teacher or staff member, zip code, select the school ..... then you see the discount!!!! well i'm a k12 staff member but i'm sure that they don't check that!!!

    Don't forget the taxes.... :cool:
     
  9. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    According to their policy, apple does audits, and if you are found to have used a discount that you were not entitled to , your card on file will be charged the difference.
     
  10. gregk205 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wouldn't use the education discount since I am not eligible for it and I don't want to abuse it for students that actually need it. I have purchased all of my Sony Viao's on Ebay and have had no problems with the transactions. I guess it is important to check the sellers feedback and to use Paypal or a credit card. I use Paypal with my credit card so that I am protected if there is a problem.
     
  11. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    How would they know you were not affiliated with the school?
     
  12. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    Apple should just require a school email to buy a laptop....
     
  13. dahcheet macrumors regular

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    I don't think that would work because some schools give Alumni e-mail addresses with the school domain that will forward to their personal e-mail. Would be great though because then I could get the discount too!
     
  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    $1699 here with my student discount too. All I needed was to show them my school ID.
     
  15. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    I sold mine here for 1500.00 sale pending next week.
     

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