Is this eBay listing a scam?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gary500, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. ayasinsk macrumors regular

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    Most likely. User has 0 feedback. Not to mention it is international. Or they might ship you this laptop but it could be stollen.
     
  2. Gary500 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, all I want is the laptop, don't care where it's from, but it is suspicious that it doesn't come in the original packaging.
     
  3. ayasinsk macrumors regular

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    If the seller is international it will be harder for you to get your money back vs if the seller was in US. I wouldn't buy an expensive item from someone with 0 feedback, but that's at least my opinion. At least ask for a serial number.
     
  4. MacConvert2007 macrumors member

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    0 feedback, out of country, lots of money. That's multiple red flags. Don't do it.
     
  5. ron7624 Contributor

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    Well, someone bought it. If you bookmarked it, it would be interesting to see the buyers feedback in a couple of weeks
     
  6. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

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    With no feedback I wouldn't trust it at all. To buy like a case or something wouldn't be a problem, but something as expensive as a new MBP, no thanks.
     
  7. Crugga macrumors regular

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    Not worth the gamble.
    I won one off a seller in my country with good feedback. Was £1000 and had a proper photo but nothing arrived, opened ebay claim after 4 days and got refund but that process took a couple of weeks. Finally bought one off Electronic King which went very smoothly. £1400 for new 15"/2.3/16gb/512 late 2013 delivered in 2 days. I know some people are sceptical of these but it all went smooth and I saved £900.
     
  8. drsox macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was bought by the same person in a shill operation. There's lots of that on ebay. After the sale, the sale can be cancelled but feedback can still be given. SO, positive feedback but no cost = the beginning of a believable track record for future sales.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    The old adage still applies, if it sounds too good, and with the low price and low feedback, well then there's two major red flags - walk away.
     

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