Very cheap MacBook Pro 13" on eBay UK

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattXDA, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    #2
    Old saying:
    "If it looks too good to be true…"
     
  3. Tazoawake2016, Jul 9, 2017
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    If I'm not mistaken, that's nearly 50% off the MSRP! Did the seller forget to add 1 in front of 698.99? :eek: Also, why such a long delivery time (28-30 days)?

    If I were in the UK, I would be very tempted to press the "Buy" button. If it's not legit, you can always return it for full refund, thanks to eBay and Paypal's buyer protection plans.

    My guess is the seller made a mistake and he'll cancel all those purchases.
     
  4. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    I've personally found that anything less that 100% +ve feedback on eBay is not what one would call reputable!
    Checking out their website says they refurb IT gear, & at no point in their history have they heavily discounted big ticket items, so why now?
    Could it just be advertising a lot of big ticket items at a heavy discount to take the punters in (say 10 x £640 = £6400)
    Take said £6400 & in the mean time (cause you've got to wait 30 days) use that money to buy & sell other stock (making a profit) & then in 30 days make up some lame excuse & refund the £640 back?
    Personally i wouldn't waste my time or energy, if I'm wrong though, let me know!:)
     
  5. Tazoawake2016 macrumors member

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    That sounds very shady. If that's indeed the seller's strategy, he's going to receive an avalanche of negative feedback from irate customers after 30 days.

    Update: the seller is out of stock now. He sold 225 of them. Assuming the sale is legit, the seller is losing at least £900*225 = £202,500 plus seller's fees! :eek:
     

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