Too Good To Be True?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mattydj, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    If it looks too good to be true then it usually is. Try and find someone who has purchased an item from him before and ask them a few questions. On the whole I would just stay clear. Especially not taking PayPal. No go there I am afraid.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Personally, I think it sounds a little suspicious. No paypal and a late registration date makes me very wary. Something to check, what does this setup cost from Apple? If it is significantly less, that makes it even more suspect.

    That's a lot of money so I would err on the side of caution.
     
  3. dcv macrumors G3

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    Right so that machine would cost £2,409 from Apple. And you think someone's actually gonna sell you one for £1,300?

    (am assuming of course that this is a Buy-It-Now price not the auction start price)

    Hmmm...


    Hmmm...

    Go with the first hand. Sorry, no-one would legitimately sell a new item for almost half its list price. It's either stolen or you won't ever see it. And as people often say... if you have to ask...
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    Looks like a classic scam to me.

    Most of the feedback is for buying 99p PDF equipment manuals, which is a quick and cheap way to build feedback.

    He is also selling 2 brand new 15" MacBook Pros for £1200 fitted with high resolution 1920 x 1200 displays :eek

    Also, 2 of the TV sets he sold went to the same zero feeback buyer, probably a fake eBay account to get selling feeback?
     
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  6. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Definitely a SCAM!

    Several months back, I was looking for the MacBook Pro 17" and the guy even sent a website for a bank in Switzerland! He was selling a MBP for $2000 that included software, iPod 80GB, and AppleCare totaling $4600. I did a google search and found this same guy doing business around the world. I even noticed that some "buyers" were still waiting for their MBP's after "biting" and transferring MONEY into his Swiss Bank Account. Go to an Apple Store or buy locally. These SCAMMERS are making money and giving CraigsList and eBay headaches with no alternative to getting your money back! PAYPAL is the only source for me when it comes to buying online, since they offer immediate payment and recourse for FRAUD or a "deal" gone bad!

    (This of course, is just my opinion):cool:
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Also you can check the Serial Numbers...

    online, but they must be willing to submit the Serial Numbers to you, before you buy. 9 times out of 10 they won't email you anymore!:cool:
     
  8. Vuzie macrumors regular

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    Go for it! There's some kid in Nigeria who is just waiting to hear from you :cool:
     

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