iMac Pro Imac Pro's on ebay

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zarf2007, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. zarf2007 macrumors regular

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    managed to bag a base model for £4K delivered including AppleCare extended warranty which I consider a good deal (retail for both would be £5050)....anyway, amazed to see some sellers on UK eBay selling the base model for £1K above apples online/instore price......WTF!! they are offering nothing in the way of value add/additional software so really cannot understand how they hope to sell at this price!!!

    there are also base models on there for £4350 from Mac resellers which would save much more money if you wanted to buy off eBay.........strange thing is the high seller has sold two!!!

    really don't understand how the general public can pay over the odds for something that they could walk into any apple store and get for much less.....madness.
     
  2. iMacDonald macrumors member

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    There are also several crap iMac Pro listings on eBay UK. Auctions that are disappearing and reappearing and sellers with zero feedback so be careful who you buy from.
    Also I never saw one as low as £4K delivered. Only at that price when you pick up in some dodgy backstreet location and then they want cash. Rather not carry that amount of money on me to people I don't know.

    If people wanted to clear £4899 for an Apple iMac with delivery with insurance (whilst not being a registered business who can send tonnes under a delivery contract with say DPD) and paying through PayPal, you'd have to charge at least £6000 (eBay + Paypal fees + proper insured delivery in the £100s)
     
  3. zarf2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    As I said I paid £4K for mine and it was from a business seller with 200+ feedback. Just make sure they accept PayPal and will deliver and also link a credit card to your PP account for double protection and you’ll be ok.

    Cash on collection is a no no as you have no protection at all as well as the physical risk
     
  4. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    That's eBay for you. You can find sellers over-pricing just about everything. I'm not sure what their goal is, but maybe it works for them often enough to be worthwhile? It could be too that they had some listings that were trying to take advantage of initial shortages, and they just aren't aware of the fact that you can now get the item locally for less.

    eBay is certainly a minefield at times. There are definitely some "too good to be true" deals. Then again, I managed to get a decent graphics card for $75 last year that I successfully resold for $130 this year, probably due to crypto-mining gobbling up any worthwhile cards. Sometimes you're just riding the market's crazy demands.
     

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