Makes me angry that Amazon would do this

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by chazmuzz, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. chazmuzz macrumors newbie

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  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Nice fetch; Is it Amazon or the company actually sell via Amazon ? Maybe you could drop amazon an email indicating that.

    Misleading it is; but a customer should read before they press "buy", they should not leave their brain at the login screen.

    And looks like some customer just do it right:
     
  3. Kenndac macrumors 6502

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    I don't get the outrage. Yes, a company called playanywhere is selling an old Mac mini for £899 on Amazon.

    However, it's not advertised as anything but an old Mac mini. The reviews are from 2006.

    Yes, they're stupid for selling an old mac for £899, but they're hardly misleading anyone.
     
  4. lickitysplit macrumors regular

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    +1

    If someone buys this expecting it to be a new Mac Mini without reading they deserve to own it.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sold by shady third party seller that didn't remove the posting.

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    Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 Sep 2006
     
  6. chazmuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I like it when consumer goods are 'you get what you pay for'. I feel that sellers have a moral obligation to at least partially obey that rule when setting their pricing. This item is overpriced by 2 or 3 times if you consider similarly specced products. Bad day I guess, this got to me
     
  7. gregorsamsa macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience of many buys & sells, Amazon are a great company to do business with. One of the best!

    As regards the ridiculous £899 price for an old GMA950 Mini, the only culprit here is a company called "playanywhere", even though I presume it's a genuine oversight. However, it's nothing to do with Amazon who have no control over their marketplace sellers pricing. :)
     
  8. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Amazon US raised their price on the new Mini server anyway, Amazon is no longer the cheapest online.
     
  9. michelg1970 macrumors regular

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    Hmmm - maybe that's why Amazon canceled my order....
     
  10. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    I assume 899 pounds is a lot . . . but even so, if this is a brand new item in the box, perhaps the seller legitimately thinks it is worth that as a collector's item or something. I can't imagine there are a whole lot of "brand new" ones left anymore.
     
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    If a reseller is being stupid, then just ignore them. If you feel really passionate about it, then contact the seller and tell them how out-of-whack their pricing is.
     
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    You'd have to be blind to not see that it's from 2006.
     
  14. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    Anyone dropping that much on a computer should do enough research to know that computer sucks these days
     
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