Just sold my 8gig 1st gen for $1009

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dccorona, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. dccorona macrumors 68020

    dccorona

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    the winning bid on my first gen 8gig was $1009
    do you think its for real?
    or is someone messing with me?
     
  2. aosman macrumors 6502

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    You will only know its real if you get your payment. I hope for you that you get paid, and if you do, that would be amazing! Good Luck!
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Someone is either messing with you or is completely @#&?!ed up in the head.
     
  4. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks
    i think its real
    the person who won has been bidding on it since the second day
    and it was up for 7 days
     
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  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Damn, now I regret putting a Buy-It-Now price on mine.

    Let us know if you indeed get payment!
     
  7. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i will
    i still have to send out the invoice....
    waiting till tomorow when i can confirm what the price of shipping/insurance is gonna be
    im paying the shipping but making the buyer pay insurance (if they want it)

    what was your buy it now price?
     
  8. jediistar macrumors 6502

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    Does it say out of what country this person is from?
     
  9. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea
    i got their full name and address
    theyre from the US (not gonna say anymore out of respect to their privacy)

    they had been bidding the whole time
    but the price was shot up by someone from nigeria
    and she put in the winning bid higher than they did
     
  10. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    never sell to a person in nigeria, if you didnt know

    hope you get it, if only mine sold for $1000 (£500)!!!!
     
  11. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea i know that
    especially since itd probably cost $1000 just to ship to nigeria
    plus throw in problems with customs....not worth it
     
  12. mceis macrumors newbie

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    This is very, very bad. I had this happen to me a few years ago. Payment was made to my PayPal account, I shipped the item, and then PayPal notified me that the paying account had been stolen/hijacked and they took the money back out of my account. There was nothing I could do. I know that a lot of Nigerians operate out of London as well. Just be very careful. They take advantage of our greed. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  13. nl2134 macrumors member

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    lmfao, are you serious?

    Of course someone is screwing with you. Anything more than $500 for a 1st gen and you instantly know it's a scam.
     
  14. stevin macrumors regular

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  15. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    LOL, $1000 to ship a phone to nigeria.. :rolleyes: , unless your iphone weighs 300 lbs.
     
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  17. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    So they're (when you say 'they' it means the people who bought the phone) from the US.. but then the winning bidder is from nigeria? :confused:
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    No. The winning bidder is in the U.S. but somebody from Nigeria bid the auction up to $1000.
     
  19. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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  21. skubish macrumors 68030

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    lol the winner bidder has zero feedback. I would say that is also your chance of actually getting paid for this.
     
  22. mofei1 macrumors regular

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    looks like a scam to me, winning bidder has no feedback
     
  23. dccorona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yea i did notice that......kinda worried me
    but then again, i have 0 feedback too
    could be a new account like mine

    if i dont get a payment, i'll either list it again (hell, it cost me 95 cents) or send a second chance offer to one of the bidders who actually had feedback
     
  24. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Holy crap. That's insane!

    Well, I hope you get paid :)
     
  25. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Bidders with 0 feedback typically bid well above standard prices, and pay promptly, so as to get glowing feedback for their first transaction. Then they get back into their spaceship and fly home to the planet Zeldon and tell their fellow Zeldonites what a lovely place Earth is. Happens all the time. It's a common misconception that 0 feedback bidders are actually 13 year old punks with nothing better to do than f**k with Ebay auctions. The Zeldonites just look young.
     

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