Macbook Pro on site like Ebay-$900 deal too good to be true? Please help!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tuckyfan240, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. tuckyfan240 macrumors newbie

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    I was looking at this site, which is like ebay and wondering if something like this would be too good to be true. Is anybody aware of known scams through this site? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/Apple-Macbook-pro-86555906
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    If it's too good to be true it's probably not.

    Unless you can pick it up in person or have some type of purchase protection i would be careful.
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    that doesn't make sense
     
  4. rumourguy macrumors member

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    why do you think it's too good to be true? I've seen early model coreduo macbook pros go for 600, 700 and 800. granted they are less powerful than the newer macbooks. sometimes they are dented up and stuff too. the vallue of mbp's is dropping. I bought my early 08 mbp (the one that retailed for 2500) brand new for 1300.

    edit: I just saw that it is the new high end mbp. If you pay via paypal try it and see if they ship you something, you can always do a chargeback if its a scam.
     
  5. codyst macrumors regular

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    hahaha I was thinking the same thing!
     
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  7. thewireman macrumors regular

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    Huh?
     
  8. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    I'd not touch it either. My guess is that the first person who buys one will get one for sure, and be the person that vouches for the seller. It'll probably be some sort of ponzi scheme, where some people will get the product and others will be suckered out.

    STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
     
  9. timjimchau macrumors newbie

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    you cant get discount apple gear in current spec.

    it doesn't exist.

    i lost $800 bucks last year trying to get me a cheap MBP
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Don't invest is a mail order scam, invest in a local one where you can at least touch, feel, smell, and inspect the computer before you hand over the money.

    At least if you get scammed in person, it is only by buying stolen or credit card fraud property. And you only get scammed when the officer comes to the door and demands it back.
     
  11. macadmiral macrumors member

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    this is a troll post, its already been posted and deleted by mods
     
  12. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Couldn't you just buy it with Pay-pal, with a credit card and if they don't send it you would fine a fraud claim with pay-pal and possible a chargeback with your credit card company if Pay-pal doesn't help?
     
  13. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    hahahaha.
     
  14. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Buying Question Ioffer.com

    I know this is probably a scam , but just wondering what you think. The seller will take payments with pay-pal, so if they don't ship the item and I used a Credit Card through Pay-pal could'nt I just as for a chargeback from Capital One? And are their any Chinese ripoffs yet?

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/86555906
     
  15. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    Certainly seems enticing but I wouldn't do it.

    Seems WAY to shady.
     
  16. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Ya, thats what I thought!
     
  17. Tastannin macrumors 6502

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    Paypal won't be able to get you anything back from a non-eBay purchase if the seller's account is empty. You can't dispute the charge with your CC company if you file a Paypal complaint, I believe.

    It stinks, not worth the hassle. If you're that hard off to try to see if you can get something from this scam, you probably can't also afford to lose the money. Save it up and get your Mac from a genuine source.
     
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  20. therealdt macrumors regular

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    What's really sad about this, people are going to fall for this and then complain about how they were scammed. Life is about using your best judgement, sometimes we don't make the right choice, then other times we're just stupid.
     
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