Is this Seller Legit?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HelloPanda, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. HelloPanda, Apr 27, 2011
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    HelloPanda macrumors member

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    I'm looking to buy a new MacBook Pro. I know searching on eBay is risky, so I'd like your advice on this seller.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-Apple-Macboo...o=LVI&itu=UCI&otn=3&po=LVI&ps=63#ht_952wt_907

    The price seems a little too low for a new (I assume never opened) MBP. Do you think some parts were switched out for cheaper replacements? He does have 99% positive reviews, and he's sold MBP before.

    Thanks, Hopefully this post does not violate the terms and conditions of these forums.

    EDIT: I took a second look and realized that I was looking at a non high res. model. I guess the price seems pretty decent. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    Don't do it, I've recently run into circumstances where a used mac I purchased from ebay, from an account that's 4+ years old, active, and very highly rated, may actually be stolen. Not worth it at all in my opinion.
     
  3. HelloPanda thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, you're scaring me. Can you elaborate?
     
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  5. HelloPanda, Apr 27, 2011
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    HelloPanda thread starter macrumors member

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    Canadian Mother's Day is in early-mid May. I think it's an eBay promotion.

    EDIT: I think it coincides with the American Mother's Day.
     
  6. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    with a 256 gb ssd and 8gb or ram. it seems like a legit price to me. 1700+500 for ssd+100 for 8gb = 2300 ~ about the price he has posted.
     
  7. HelloPanda, Apr 27, 2011
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    HelloPanda thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I may pull the trigger on one of these deals in a few months, when Lion comes out. I don't want to have to re-install the OS after getting one with Snow Leopard.

    Alternatively, I can wander into an Apple Retail Store and see what custom configurations they have, I have a credit card limit set, that's why I have to resort to either buying straight from retail (and pay using a debit card) or eBay using Paypal. I wish the online Apple Store took interac Debit cards.
     

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