Macbook Air eBay Issue

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

  1. PhilipSmith, Apr 14, 2012
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    PhilipSmith macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    $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

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    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 68020

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    That assurance isn't worth anything.

    File a claim...today.
     
  6. PhilipSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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    Wow... That was a bad purchase.

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

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    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

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    And bring a large friend with you, even meeting in a public place.
     
  10. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    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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