MacBook Deal: Too Good to be True?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Draythor, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Draythor macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    I'm looking to purchase a Macbook this summer. Unfortunately I can't afford one of the one's from Apple brand new. However, Google threw this up for me after a few minutes of searching.
    Now I know that that isn't the most up to date version of the MacBook, but surely that price is too good to be true.
    Has anyone bought from this site before?

    ~Dray
     
  2. shinchook macrumors regular

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    the price is in pounds... what would that be in us dollars? Can you purchase this from the US?

    It looks like a too good to be true deal to me or something really hot... Do they give a guarantee? What payment do they accept? I wouldn't look into it if they don't accept credit or paypal payments.
     
  3. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Use a credit card whereas they guarantee your protected against fraud.
    The credit card company WILL get its money back from the account if
    theres any funny business.

    Call them beforehand too.
     
  4. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    They do ship to the US. If you look just across to the right of the picture you can change the currency.
    They don't accept credit cards or Paypal
    Has anyone heard of Western Union?
     
  5. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    If they don't accept credit cards or Paypal that is a sure sign it is a scam. Don't buy it.
     
  6. naid macrumors regular

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    This screams "scam", don't fall for it. Save your time and money.

    Only scammers insist on Western Union these days. Also, their "customer reviews" seem very shady. It only takes reading 2-3 of them to figure it out.

    The domain was created on April 28, 2008 and the contact information is protected. Yeah right...
     
  7. Carrot007 macrumors regular

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    It got to be 100% scam.

    Oddly cheaper than reputable companies.
    Only accepts payment method that gives no protection to payer.
    Domain under 2 months old.

    If they could sell things this cheap eveyone would.

    Save your money and wait for a good deal or buy 2nd user.
     
  8. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'll leave it. Most likely a scam. I've sent an email off to them I'll post what I get back.
     
  9. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't trust it, to be honest.

    But I would recommend that you check Apple's Refurbished Store.

    The cheapest MacBook on there right now, is £639, however, they update the page at about 3AM every day, so it's worth checking often to catch the best deals.
     
  11. duke49er macrumors member

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    Pass it up. Buy it refurbished from Apple. They provide warranties and whatnot.
     
  12. liketom macrumors 601

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    loving that website :D under 850 for a mba ?? are the scammers nut's?

    avoid like the plague
     
  13. Draythor thread starter macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Thanks everyone for the help. I've learnt my lesson! Even more importantly, i learnt it before I shelled out £465 to Pablo Scammy.
    I've been keeping track of the Refurb store. I'll probably wait now until I go to Uni, save myself a bit more on a new one at Edu. prices.

    As ever, the most helpful/informed Apple Forum on the web. Let's let this thread drift off to Madrid with those MacBook prices...;)

    Thanks

    ~Dray
     

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