Seriously, $4500 for a 17" MBP on eBay?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by YsoSerious, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

    YsoSerious

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    Who are these clowns? Selling MBP at these prices. The refurb price for an i7 MBP is around $2300.
     
  2. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes, you have to inflate the price in order to get a reasonable offer from people who always try to negotiate from 50 % off no matter what. It's like when my friend tried to sell an un-used $1500 refrigerator for $750 (just a small dent on the side of it) and people asked if he would sell it for $375.
     
  3. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    true but alot of the $4200 ones are just buy it now, Not buy it now or best offer.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So don't buy it! Anyone can ask a ridiculous price for something. The only "clowns" are those silly enough to pay it.
     
  5. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    someone with money and not many brain cells will probably buy it too and brag about how much it cost.
     
  6. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Honestly I can't legitimately think of how one would have $4500 lying around, AND be smart enough to use a computer who would buy a machine way over retail on ebay.

    I mean, unless you just moved like a kilo of coke and you're just feelin' a lil spendy buy still i'd consider drug pushers to be business savvy (though nefarious).
     
  7. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    spoiled kids from extremely rich parents?
    also, there's an article in wikipedia about wierd auctions on ebay, and there was 1 cereal (not a box of cereals, ONE cereal) which was sold for thousands if i remember. and just because it looked like ET :p
    it's one's right to put anything for whatever price he likes. i can put an already chewed gum in ebay for 5k $,who cares?
     
  8. WardC macrumors 68030

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    A MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and two 512GB SSD drives could easily be over $4500. You are talking near $2500 - $2800 just for the drives alone.
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I managed to build a custom MacBook Pro 17" i7 maxxed out and it was like 4500 total...not too surprised either though for the reason I mentioned and the fact about people bidding down really hard.
     

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