is it just me or is there something strange about this?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Harmush, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Harmush macrumors 6502a

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  2. scanlanlee macrumors member

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    I don't want to be rude, but have you ever bought of ebay before? :confused:

    Seller has good rating and is a powersell so prob reuses his adverts when selling identical items - he does have over 700 auctions listed so doing them all manually would be a bit of a chore.

    looks fine to me

    Good luck if you bid,
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    Well having checked the serial number here

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    it seems that the macbook does exist, so the listing is not totally dud as the specs match.
    I could not say however if it will ever be delivered, his feedback is good, and is a powerseller.

    Not sure, perhaps watch it for awhile.
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a legitimate seller to me. They claim the item works. It's up to you.
     
  5. stuarthatto macrumors regular

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    looks legit to me as well..

    Serial number: 4H645FZBWGK
    Name: MacBook (Late 2006)
    Model: Mxxxx MacBook (White) 1.83GHz
    Bus speed: 667MHz
    Screen size: 13 inch
    Screen resolution: 1280x800 pixels
    Memory - number of slots: 2
    Factory: 4H (China)
    URL: Technical specifications by apple-history.com code_to_number: FZB - W88127VDZE2

    Model introduced: 2006
    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 45 (November)
    Production number: 18473 (within this week)
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I just checked it as well. I think someone I know bought an item from that seller. It is legit, he/she is a powerseller and has hundreds of listings. The feedback/ratings also are on par.
     
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    The seller is illegally installing copies of iLife, Leopard and Microsoft Office. While I accept that people will use piracy as a means to get software they cannot afford, I think it is utterly despicable to actually SELL pirated software like this guy is doing.

    There's one reason for my reasoning - it artificially inflates the price of computers with pirated software while those who are just trying to do the proper thing and sell a used machine which they no longer need lose out. I myself have lost out like this in the past and I always report illegal software like this to eBay.
     
  8. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    The software could be legal. The seller may just no longer have the install discs - though I suspect that this one is illegal.

    It is a bit strong to be selling on pirated software. Though the laptop seems fine. Happy bidding.
     
  9. Harmush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not too much no. Maybe too buy some guitar strings or a case for my phone, nothing of this kind.



    Thanks guys. a wining at the moment, 2 days to go. still only at £102GBP probably shoot up in the last minuet fingers crossed, could be getting a decent buy!


    And f the software is illegal, i will just put legal versions on, i hold a few licenses anyway.
     
  10. logana macrumors 65816

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    I would be surprised if it sells for less than £400 - even if it is a Core Duo base spec MacBook.....
     
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    That price will shoot up at the last second.

    I don't personally bother with eBay anymore, I find it too much hassle. I prefer to buy and sell locally, starting first with my circle of friends, then work buy/sell bulletin boards, then local listings on Craigslist, kijiji, newsgroups, etc. You may not get quite as many dollars but I find it a lot easier, faster, and less risky.
     

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