macbook pro advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peterjc01, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. peterjc01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2007
    hey everyone. i found a website selling macbook pro's brand new in box for 1500 dollars! Sounds good right, but they use google checkout and I asked if I could pay via paypal instead. They said yes I could but I checked with paypal and if I pay and if its a fraud I can only claim a partial refund if I do not receive the item. You have to buy via ebay to get a buyer protection policy from paypal. I've tried to contact them by email and wourld rather pay by cash but they dont respond to that question. Any advice.

    I also heard bad things about using google checkout if there are problems. thanks
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    If you pay via Paypal and get scammed you wont get your money back. Paypal say they offer buyer protection, but its a lie, they will turn around and say its your fault from buying from a suspicious seller. Even on Ebay.
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Is it the new Unibody MBP? that sounds too good to be true and you know what they say....... I honestly would not risk it, paypal will definitely only cover a small portion unless its a transaction done on ebay. I dont know anything about google checkout but I'm assuming thats not safe either. Do some research and be careful.
  4. peterjc01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2007
    yep new unibody macbook pro one. Yea may just go for one on ebay 1600 new after cashback from
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    I think it may be the old chestnut about if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Be careful, and rather suspicious. In other words, don't touch it.

    However, if money is an issue, why not go the refurb route? That way, you can buy from Apple themselves, and rest assured that the machine you buy is legit, has been tested and ntried and comes with Apple's warranty, all at a competitive price.

    Cheers and good luck

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