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Buying a Macbook on ebay--bad idea??

by OwnResolutions / January 17, 2010 12:49 AM PST

I am looking to replace my dead 14" G4 with either a Macbook or the Macbook Pro. I was going to go for the 13-inch Macbook but I think the small screen size will be a shocker for me. A little shopping on revealed a $700+ price difference just to go up to the 15".

I just hit up ebay to check out some prices and if I had the courage to go that route I could get a "new in box" or "Like new" 15" Macbook pro for around the same price as I could get the $899 white 13.3-inch Macbook. I have to say I am my ebay idea a BAD one??

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The sad tales of woe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 12:55 AM PST

You may think what you want but that is not where I would shop for such. The savings versus risk doesn't work for m.

Did you try amazon?

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I agree!
by OwnResolutions / January 17, 2010 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: The sad tales of woe

No, I did not try Amazon and I tend to agree with is pretty risky!

I will check out Amazon...but aren't there cons to buying from a third-party seller (other than apple) overall?? Does Apple give you a hard time (even when it is still under warranty) when you bring a mac to them that was not purchased from them directly? I think I remember them saying that if you need a replacement the product will come out of the...dum ta dum ta dum...a "White Box"!

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No one can answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2010 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: I agree!

For example there are stolen laptops there so you would need the serial number and do a background check first. Apple and other makers are known to keep a pilfered or machine that is reported as stolen until the owner releases it.

But it's your risk. Not for me to tell you what will happen.

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I had a friend the ordered a razor phone when they
by orlbuckeye / January 25, 2010 4:48 AM PST

first came out. He paid for the phone through paypal and it was over $500. Well the phone was never sent to him and paypal would only refund 179.00.

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Ebay idea
by jennyrussel / January 25, 2010 4:14 PM PST

Hi this is jenny.i am also an Ebayseller for electronics items like Apple mac book Pro And others also. Yes ! this is on of the best idea to buy things on ebay. because you can find there everything on very reasonable prize. and one more thing your all money will be secured by don't get worry and go ahead.

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