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Ebay + Apple G4 Powerbooks?
Old 30th April 2003
Gear Maniac
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Ebay + Apple G4 Powerbooks?


Some of those buy it nows are up to 40% off Apple store prices. Most noticeably the clearance sales. The seller of those has shades, but also has 700+ feedback. In addition, ebay says he has been a member since january of 2000...and he has no other names in ID History - so how does he have shades then!?!?

There's also amazing deals on the 15"s too...crazy mad. Wouldn't mind saving 1.3k and getting a 17".

Thoughts? Cons? Ahem.
Old 30th April 2003
Lives for gear
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
DON'T do it DON't Do it Don't do it!

People are hijacking other peoples user names more than ever.
that's sounds much lower than reasonable

I just clicked on the link and they aren't there anymore, I don't think.

And WHY on earth would a 17" be a CLEARANCE item, they JUST came out...

The apple stuff has a low mark up, so I think the most you can save is maybe $100 or so. However, I had a friend who just got a 1gig superdrive 15" PB and he saved about $400 on a ebay transaction, and it was legitimate, but it was in LA and we went down to pick it up. I don't think it would have been nearly as tempting if it had to be shipped from Nowhereville, Poland.
Old 1st May 2003
Gear Maniac
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Yeah jeez...how can ebay let this happen?

Half of the unbelievably priced computers being sold all have the exact same graphical layout/wording...and are being sold (for the same price) by 10 different usernames!

There are SOME genuine good deals floating around though - $4-500 off here and there.

Man there's gotta be alota people gettin ripped off =[
Old 5th May 2003
EveAnna Manley's Avatar
๐ŸŽง 15 years
Yeah if you see shades, stay away.

There has been a rash of people hijacking eBay accounts. There has been some guy doing this and offering Manley mixers for sale cheaper than we can build them for. Of course he doesn't have any for sale. I posted some general warnings about this stuff here.

Same ideas pertain to any too low to be true "deal" offered for sale by people (with shades) on ebay...
Old 5th May 2003
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I heard laptop sales fraud is the LARGEST rip off area on all of Ebay....
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