Is this genuine nMP on ebay.co.uk?

Gav Mack

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Jun 15, 2008
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Item 261373675699

Looks like it but only 11 on the feedback, member under a year and nothing sold on the account either ever, only been a buyer. Delivery only also.

Seller says "this is postage only as i have been let down to many times" but never sold anything. Doesn't quite add up.

I buy lots on eBay but on this occasion I think I would pass..
 
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CH12671

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Dec 29, 2013
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Well, it sold....was that you that bought it? Looks like it went for slightly under Apple's price when you factor in the D500's upgrade....
 
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Robjw

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Dec 13, 2007
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I'm sure he's a scammer. Also 99% sure this is his second account. His other account 'ryan.est.2011' was offering new Mac Pros for £1350 buy it now or best offer at the weekend. For a joke I offered him £1250 (so half price) and he accepted :D

I called his bluff and asked if I could pop round straight away with the cash. Sadly he was too busy and the Mac Pro was already boxed up and ready to send out by his 'shipping department'. Lol! Oh, he was also too busy to take a picture for me (the listing I saw was just using a stock pic.)

The funny thing is he kept replying when I asked questions, and when I refused to pay he actually went through the motions of cancelling the sale. To avoid ebay chasing him for the fees I suppose.

I left negative feedback to try and warn people which might be why he's switched to another account. I do believe he's in or around Leicester though. When I asked why he was selling it he mentioned the name of some supposed 'studio' that was closing down. Googling it revealed it was some kind of youth arts project in Leicester, so he had some local knowledge.

It's annoying that people try to get away with this sort of thing. I've tried reporting them to eBay in the past but they just don't seem to care. I would hope that any large payments made to his paypal account would be temporarily held by Paypal as it should flag up as a possible dodgy sale.
 
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Gav Mack

macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2008
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Sagittarius A*
I'm sure he's a scammer. Also 99% sure this is his second account. His other account 'ryan.est.2011' was offering new Mac Pros for £1350 buy it now or best offer at the weekend. For a joke I offered him £1250 (so half price) and he accepted :D

I called his bluff and asked if I could pop round straight away with the cash. Sadly he was too busy and the Mac Pro was already boxed up and ready to send out by his 'shipping department'. Lol! Oh, he was also too busy to take a picture for me (the listing I saw was just using a stock pic.)

The funny thing is he kept replying when I asked questions, and when I refused to pay he actually went through the motions of cancelling the sale. To avoid ebay chasing him for the fees I suppose.

I left negative feedback to try and warn people which might be why he's switched to another account. I do believe he's in or around Leicester though. When I asked why he was selling it he mentioned the name of some supposed 'studio' that was closing down. Googling it revealed it was some kind of youth arts project in Leicester, so he had some local knowledge.

It's annoying that people try to get away with this sort of thing. I've tried reporting them to eBay in the past but they just don't seem to care. I would hope that any large payments made to his paypal account would be temporarily held by Paypal as it should flag up as a possible dodgy sale.
A search on goofbid says it all really, 4 nMP's offered!

http://www.goofbid.com/ebay_seller_...011&gsl_submit=&gsl_submit.x=1&gsl_submit.y=4

Although I feel 100% that paypal/eBay should be warned, only the most gullible/stupid/desperate buyers will be scammed and it's also partly their fault for not smelling a rather large rodent on the listing!

Youth arts - likely a miscreant youth who has ran Windows password tools on computers to hack into the staff's eBay/email accounts and scam with vapourware!
 
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