Mac of All Trades?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Shake 'n' Bake, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    I'm looking to buy a PowerBook or iBook this summer and found Mac of All Trades.

    The prices seem reasonable for refurbished computers.

    Has anyone bought from this place before? Is this place a scam? I'm a bit wary about buying from eBay, and would prefer to stay away from there for my electronics.

    Thanks for you help!
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    I'd stick with Apple for refirbished products. Safer IMO, and you get a warrenty so...
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I dunno about the seller but I may be selling my near awesome PB 1.67ghz.

    You won't find a PB for sale by Apple. :cool:
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd love that PB, but chances are that my ~$500 budget won't reach.

    I'd go for PowerMax, but the prices are too high for too little power.
     
  5. mrj205 macrumors regular

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    It definitely look worth looking into. But personally I can't speak for this site. In general ebay scares me when it comes to buying anything of value. I have just heard way too many horror stories...
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Albany NY? Lemme check shipping for that beast. Just so we know and so we can both sleep better.
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Try craigslist.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    They seem to be legitamite.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=615279&highlight=mac+of+all+trades

    However, though you said you would prefer to steer clear of eBay. I have bought a few computers, many computer components, numerous other electronics and other miscellaneous stuff. I have not had a bad experience as a Buyer but one as a seller.

    I just make sure the seller has a good feedback rating as a seller and have never had a problem, everything has arrived as described and the item is not out of norm nor the account is suddenly selling high ticket items again after an extended lull. For smaller sellers I look at their few reviews, ad layout, price, and how well they communicate to decide whether they are worth the gamble.

    Since I only buy from those whom accept Paypal if there is a problem I could apply for a refund. At the same time you can tell your credit card company or bank to reverse the charges and force Paypals hand:p.

    I think it is the sellers whom have it tougher since they can not pick and choose who bids or hits buy it now.

    When all is said and done I think your odds of getting a lemon are the same with an online used Mac store as they are with an eBay seller. If you use some discretion when buying.
     
  9. bryantsiphone macrumors member

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    i bought an emac from there a few years ago, and have had no problems with it to this day.
     
  10. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Albany, NY.

    Not a bad idea. I forgot about that.

    Sounds encouraging.
     
  11. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    That's pretty much my view on the matter, too.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  12. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    I agree, but I don't have the money now and I would really prefer a PB.
     

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