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darknight84
5th June 2005, 07:55 PM
Hey all, well recently my powerbook has been playing tricks and not doing what i asked it to do and have been furious with the purchase. Now I see why the moron sold it for so cheap Im guessing.

So I went to apple and asked for a replacement on my powerbook which still has about 9 months warranty left. About 2 weeks later I recieved a new powerbook from them. I pretty much had a grin on my face for the rest of the day and couldnt stop smiling when I went out.

On another note I just purchased a new powerbook for my sister for $1800, 15" with superdrive! Now is that a good deal or what? Someone give me a Hi5! haha
Of course this was through eBay if you were all wondering.

Im sorry but I just had to brag, I think I'll be dealing with Apple for a very long time if Im this lucky.

:thumbup:

[OziMac EDIT] If you're going to post new threads solely for the purpose of bragging, please at least make some attempt at posting an accurate, or usefully descriptive topic title. I've had a go at retitling it, and even then I don't think it hits the nail on the head.

Ronin+Scissors
5th June 2005, 08:38 PM
And the thread title has precisely what relevance to the text-body?

-Ronin with Scissors

hawker
5th June 2005, 08:48 PM
darknight84 - what the hell? Your title makes no sense with this story :unsure:

sikosis
6th June 2005, 11:44 AM
This is more of an Orange Sofa post than anything particularly related to hardware.

one_nil
9th June 2005, 09:21 AM
congrats mate!
may i ask which ebay seller(if a store) you bought from?
Im thinking about purchasing this PB
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...ShippingPayment (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5398979474&fromMakeTrack=true#ShippingPayment)

Just abit sceptical about the price...

noisypoppy
9th June 2005, 09:34 AM
one_nil: looks dodgy to me...the seller has a store for selling clothes, all the feedback is given for clothes...yet look at the items they have for sale (not in the store, just sellers others items), seems like a lot of technology for an ebay clothing store to offload.
Also interesting to note that someone with an ebay store doesn't accept paypal...
bank deposits are quite a lot harder to get back than paypal is.
Another note: says "you can have one for $1000US" yet the auction is in AU$ and also "please email me at ****@aol.com"

reeks of dodginess

cmetom
9th June 2005, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by one_nil@Jun 9 2005, 09:21 AM
congrats mate!
may i ask which ebay seller(if a store) you bought from?
Im thinking about purchasing this PB
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...ShippingPayment (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5398979474&fromMakeTrack=true#ShippingPayment)

Just abit sceptical about the price...
that's a scam if i ever saw one. check the seller's positive feedback - it's all for recently-sold inexpensive items.

http://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.d...rid=summer_sass (http://feedback.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=summer_sass)

lots of shoes and bedclothes for 20~50$

i wouldn't scream blue murder if the powerbook's page looked like a personal sale, but it states "now in stock and ready to ship" "original factory (apple) sealed packaging"



hey, who knows.. maybe it's legit. i wouldn't touch it though.

noisypoppy
9th June 2005, 09:50 AM
That sorta stuff scares me.
You can't get it out of your head all day. The "what if..."
but, there are a lot of dodgy bastards around, I'd rather not have a 17" powerbook and have US$1000 in my pocket than lose it.

Byrd
9th June 2005, 10:04 AM
That eBay auction looks as dodgy as hell one_nil, first of all the seller wants to sell it beforehand without going through the auction process; if you buy it that way you have nothing to stand on if the sale falls through.

"Before you take any auction please mail me at x@x and you can have one for 1000usd"

Furthermore, location is listed as Australia, Paris de Summer Sass?

Beware.

JB

one_nil
9th June 2005, 10:05 AM
I know thats what ive been thinking,
It seems so dodgy, but so nice at the same time,
In all my years on the net, ive never fallen for a scam,

It does reak of dodginess, Im trying to convince them of Escrow?

Ill always be wondering, what if, etc, its such a good price... :s

Byrd
9th June 2005, 10:07 AM
Just forget it one_nil, "their" Escrow will most likely be dodgy too :)

JB

one_nil
9th June 2005, 10:12 AM
Yeh, im thinking ill pass,
I would have used escrowaustralia, but he/she hasnt replyed to my email yet.

The images of the item, if taken from the same camera you would expect, tobe similiar in file name, they're totally different.

Im just wondering about the 7 or 8 bids their are already on this item, and imagine if someone actually did pick it up for like $1500 :(

Oh well, this ones only $3300, and far less of a scam .
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...5206538752&rd=1 (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=4606&item=5206538752&rd=1)

noisypoppy
9th June 2005, 10:12 AM
COD or Escrow
watch them decline :{D=

was funny once, my father was ebaying for cars. He found a mazda RX8 (2 months old) for $9k buy it now

he emailed the user and ebay sent him an email straight away saying the guy was dodgy. Anyway, the guy responded to dads question. Apparently the car was in italy and the guy was going to pay for shipping and everything. hahaha
Dad sent him back an email saying he'll pay COD at the loading docks and the guy never replied :P

People are silly, if you're gonna scam someone, atleast make it close to what it's worth. eg. he could have put that powerbook for $2,200 and it would've been a bit more believable.

mrbolano
9th June 2005, 10:29 AM
I've found expensivedigital cameras that are exact copies of Australian ads but listed overseas, no paypal, direct deposit only, no feedback etc - when I emailed the people bidding to tell them that they were being scammed (with links to the real ads as proof) they all replied 'what proof do you have?'

poeple are blind to a bargain - no wonder scamming is so big when it is so easy for them

Anyway, I emailed abey as well and the guy was taken off the site - but he had already sold 4 things by this method!!!

ps. what was the original post title?

one_nil
9th June 2005, 10:41 AM
Originally posted by mrbolano@Jun 9 2005, 10:29 AM
I've found digital cameras that are exact copies of Australian ads but listed overseas, no paypal, direct deposit etc - when I emailed the people bidding to tell them that they were being scammed (with links to the real ad) they all replied 'what proof do you have?'

poeple are blind to a bargain - no wonder scamming is so big whn it is so easy

Anyway, I eailed abay as well and the guy was taken off the site - but he had already sold 4 things by this method!!!
damn hey,
unlucky people.


And yes, as you could tell, ive heard nothing back from him/her about my escrow suggestion ;)

Thanks guys/girls for confirming my suspicion

one_nil
9th June 2005, 11:39 AM
LOL and its been taken down with only hours to go
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi...ShippingPayment (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5398979474&fromMakeTrack=true#ShippingPayment)