Macbook Air eBay Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PhilipSmith, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. PhilipSmith, Apr 14, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012

    PhilipSmith macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    I bought a Macbook Air 2011 13 on eBay for 1075.00. I got it yesterday and it has a strange issue. When I click about this Mac it says it's an i5 with 1.7 GHz, with Thunderbolt. But the case does not have the thunderbolt insignia. The keyboard is bulging out and a couple of screws are missing from the bottom. The macbook air is running super slow. The seller wants me to send it back for a refund. He assures me that he will refund my money.
  2. rw3 macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    DFW, TX
    Start a case with eBay so they will hold your money from the seller until they (eBay) confirm delivery back to the seller.
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    $1075 from ebay is too much for that model anyway. A refurbished 2011 base 13" Air from Apple is $1099 and comes with a full year warranty.

    Remember that not everything on ebay is a good deal.

    Definitely file a claim with ebay/Paypal.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Dd you research the model first? Like the above poster said, you paid too much. File a claim for the obvious warranty-voiding issues (opening the case) and hope to recover most of your cash.
  5. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    That assurance isn't worth anything.

    File a
  6. PhilipSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Got my money back. Stupid deal on my part. Thanks for the advice.
  7. William.Mantle macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2011
    Wow... That was a bad purchase.

    Stay away from ebay and craigs list
  8. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Craigslist lets you view the goods prior to paying. Meet in public places, review goods, then pay. Plus they don't take a huge cut of the sale (I sell all my electronics on CL).
  9. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    And bring a large friend with you, even meeting in a public place.
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Agree completely. To the OP, refurb is a far better way to go than eBay; you get a machine that has been tested individually, is as good as new, comes with a full one year warranty and sells at a discount.

    I'm glad you were able to get your money back.

    Better luck in the future with purchasing a Mac.

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