why is ebay still allowing sales of mobileme?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by aneftp, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. aneftp macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    Can't believe people still have bids on mobileme on ebay.

    Shouldn't ebay use an executive order and end the auctions becaue of apple's announcement that they wont take any new mobile subscriptions?

    Or is ebay so greeding they just want their 7-10% ebay plus paypal fees?
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    eBay is greedy of course.

    Also it takes the auctions being reported before they take action on them.
  4. aneftp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    Ebay needs to take responsibility here. Because its their marketplace.

    They are letting sellers sell something that is no longer available (subscrptions)

    Unless the sellers clearly state people will be bidding on a box with a code that no longer works.
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Again as I said, it takes the auctions being reported before eBay will do something about it. Once they are reported, eBay should do the right thing.
  6. Fiesta macrumors newbie


    Jun 5, 2011
    Buy one on the cheap and get a refund from Apple at full price :)

    'I purchased a MobileMe box and have not used the activation code inside. Can I get refund for it?
    Yes. If you have an unused activation code from a MobileMe box, you can submit a refund request.'
  7. Trauma1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    All this is less than two days old and things are still being worked out. eBay is notoriously known for having slow, unresponsive customer support. This would be a lot to expect of eBay right now.

    But more importantly, why wouldn't you be able to sell a MobileMe box? There are plenty of vintage/antique tech items that do not work, but people want them anyways. Who is to say they cannot be sold (assuming they are not illegal/against policy).
  8. aneftp thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 28, 2007
    U need original receipt from apple store or online store. Or authorithize resellers. Ebay is not authorized reseller.

    That's for unactivated code still in box.

    Now if activated code but it hasn't taken effect since ur renewal is not up yet and its sitting in ur account. Than yes apple will refund you. However those currently sold on ebay are unactivated and not eligibe for refund except by original store receipt. Not ebay receipt.

    Like what happened with free apple bumpers last year. Ebay resellers double dip. They got money from selling apple bumpers plus apple refunded them money.
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why is it eBay's responsibility?

    I see auctions for OSX 10.5 and older products that are no longer available. Its capitlism.
  10. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK

    eBay (or anyone else for that matter) offering a MobileMe box is doing nothing illegal.
  11. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
    MobileMe boxes will become quite a collectors item.

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