I want a macbook, go with TopBuyBest.com?

ebd.i.am

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http://www.topbuybest.com/

Anyone have any past buys or experience with this online retailer?
I'm interested in buying a apple macbook or macbookpro off this site but the prices seem
too good to be true.
About $600 for a macbook and $1,300 for macbook pro, brand new with 1 year warrenty.

Is this site fishy? or?
 

suneohair

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The name doesnt tip you off?

TopBuyBest? Come on.

Anyhow. Do you think anyone could sell a Macbook for $600? I mean think about that. Would you sell a Macbook for $600? No.

If they arent listed here with a good rating dont buy.
http://www.resellerratings.com/
 

WildCowboy

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If it looks too good to be true, it almost certainly is. They can't get the machines from Apple for anywhere near those prices, so they certainly can't sell them at that price.

They stole their spiel on their "About Us" page from Vanns.com...that's a good one. :rolleyes:
 

suneohair

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I am going to take a guess and say you found this on Froogle?

Froogle is full off garbage rip-off companies. I stay away.
 

xfiftyfour

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not to be rude (well, yes, to be rude)..but i always get a laugh out of these threads. "omg, i found a brand new, loaded macbook for 3 dollars.. you think it's legit?!"
 

CorvusCamenarum

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ebd.i.am said:
http://www.topbuybest.com/

Anyone have any past buys or experience with this online retailer?
I'm interested in buying a apple macbook or macbookpro off this site but the prices seem
too good to be true.
About $600 for a macbook and $1,300 for macbook pro, brand new with 1 year warrenty.

Is this site fishy? or?
It's only legit if you're in the market for a m-m-m-MacBook.
 

WildCowboy

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QCassidy352 said:
$600 has got to be below cost. How could anyone sell for that?
They are selling...prospective customers down the river.
 

suneohair

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QCassidy352 said:
$600 has got to be below cost. How could anyone sell for that?
They arent selling. They are waiting for someone to say "OMG that is a great deal?" pop in their money digits and you will never hear from that company again. Or..

They are "bait and switchers". You will order, then they will call you and make you buy accessories for it. If you dont they will cancel the order. I have only heard a few stories of people actually getting it for the price after some major bitching. They are assuming that anyone who actually bought into this scam is smart enough to do that.

That actually makes me want to try it out. :)

Or they will take your money, and use your credit card at their will.

So. 3 possible outcomes.

Lose.
Win.
Lose.

Most likely you will get a lose.
 

Flowbee

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suneohair said:
So. 3 possible outcomes.

Lose.
Win.
Lose.

Most likely you will get a lose.
I really don't think "win" is a possible outcome here. In fact, if I didn't know any better I might think that the original poster is affiliated with this "retailer" and only posted here to drive traffic to the site. New member, first post, link to site prominently displayed at top of post. Mmmmm... smell the spammy goodness.

Of course, if it was BuyBestTop.com, that would be another story...
 

WildCowboy

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Flowbee said:
I really don't think "win" is a possible outcome here. In fact, if I didn't know any better I might think that the original poster is affiliated with this "retailer" and only posted here to drive traffic to the site. New member, first post, link to site prominently displayed at top of post. Mmmmm... smell the spammy goodness.
That was my first thought as well, but I Googled the username and found it on several other computer-related forums with no spam associated with their posts, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt and didn't say anything.
 

ebd.i.am

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suneohair said:
I am going to take a guess and say you found this on Froogle?

Froogle is full off garbage rip-off companies. I stay away.
Actually yes i did find it on froogle, lol.
yeah thanks for the tip.


Flowbee said:
I really don't think "win" is a possible outcome here. In fact, if I didn't know any better I might think that the original poster is affiliated with this "retailer" and only posted here to drive traffic to the site. New member, first post, link to site prominently displayed at top of post. Mmmmm... smell the spammy goodness.

Of course, if it was BuyBestTop.com, that would be another story...
WildCowboy said:
That was my first thought as well, but I Googled the username and found it on several other computer-related forums with no spam associated with their posts, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt and didn't say anything.


no im not affiliated with the retailer stop being so paranoid.
my post was regarding whether the site was a scam "fishy" wouldnt someone trying to promote the site say something else?
 

Sobering

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The website is built using a free CMS called Joomla, and is using a free downloadable template. I'm sure if they were legit they would have a designer make them a web site and get a coder to do the rest...using all free stuff to build a web site sure seems fishy for what they want to do.
 

ebd.i.am

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MovieCutter said:
I'm assuming you meant "gay". If that is the case, grow up. If not, I encourage you to buy the MacBook at TopBuyBest.com and report back.
i just got one, bought you one too cause its sooooo cheap. :D
 

suneohair

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Flowbee said:
I really don't think "win" is a possible outcome here. In fact, if I didn't know any better I might think that the original poster is affiliated with this "retailer" and only posted here to drive traffic to the site. New member, first post, link to site prominently displayed at top of post. Mmmmm... smell the spammy goodness.

Of course, if it was BuyBestTop.com, that would be another story...
The win was the middle outcome, where you can strong arm the bait and switchers into mailing the computer if you are smart enough.
 

jtown

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ebd.i.am said:
http://www.topbuybest.com/
About $600 for a macbook and $1,300 for macbook pro, brand new with 1 year warrenty.

Is this site fishy? or?
Don't be an idiot. Yes, I meant that to be harsh.

Prices for Apple products vary by about $5. The absolute best deal you're ever going to find is a new system bundled with "free" RAM or a printer or an ipod. I say "free" RAM because there's usually an installation fee that is close to the value of the RAM. Other things to look for are places that don't charge tax (tho you're supposed to report the purchase and pay your local state by April 15th) and free shipping. That's it.

Apple products have fixed prices. .

If you see a reputable dealer selling Apple products for significantly less than the going rate, check the specs. You'll find that it's an older version that's being liquidated.

They don't even go on sale. Next time you get a 10% off coupon from some box store, look at the exclusions. Apple, Bose, and a few others are always excluded from their offers. (Sorry to lump Apple in with Bose but it was the only one I could think of off the top of my head.)

There is no reason to ever buy a new Apple product from an unknown vendor because they all sell it for the same price. Again, the only place to shave money is tax (which you're supposed to pay anyway), shipping, and bundles.