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Old 24-09-2013, 19:58
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-MacB...item27d8484d81

Am I missing something?


Over 4000 for a macbook pro, you could buy two brand new ones.
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:10
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probably some attempt at shill bidding or just hoping that apple buyers are famous for what they have...more money than sense
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:20
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-MacB...item27d8484d81

Am I missing something?


Over 4000 for a macbook pro, you could buy two brand new ones.
I'm guessing it's the work of bidding addicts. Why pay over 4,000 for a MacBook Pro when you can get one from the Apple site for a lot cheaper and new?
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:44
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I love Macs but that particular Mac would have to be gold plated or or signed personally by His Cookness to be worth that much
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:45
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Looking at the bid history, everything was fine until some eejit put 2980 against it, probably thinking that no one would be crazy enough to bid up to that amount and that the bid would win for certain... then some other eejit (new to ebay) puts down 4 grand against it again thinking it was theirs for certain... then eejit No. 1 sees this, thinks, f%&^ it, out bids the 4 grand eejit, item sold, seller laughing all the way to the bank.
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Old 24-09-2013, 20:47
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seller laughing all the way to the bank.
Only if they actually pay up
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Old 24-09-2013, 21:19
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Next time on Storage Hunters!

flamarnaamanana.. all in fair waaaarn...

SOLD your way for fourty-one-hundred!


"Oh my God I told you to stop bidding. What the hell is wrong with you?"
"No you know what I have a feeling about this, I think we got a really good deal on this one"
"Yeah you guys can sort out your online banking with it - oh wait you aint got no money anymore cos you spent it on that junk"
"DONT NUDGE ME BRO"
< random train noise >
"OK everybody chill. Green Mile, get these guys outta here"
"The guy nudged me Sean!!!"
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Old 24-09-2013, 21:35
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Looking at the bid history, everything was fine until some eejit put 2980 against it, probably thinking that no one would be crazy enough to bid up to that amount and that the bid would win for certain... then some other eejit (new to ebay) puts down 4 grand against it again thinking it was theirs for certain... then eejit No. 1 sees this, thinks, f%&^ it, out bids the 4 grand eejit, item sold, seller laughing all the way to the bank.

the 2980 was bidded automatically according to ebay before the 4000 bid , something not right there .
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Old 24-09-2013, 22:23
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It'll be two Nigerian bidders working together/same person.

The winner will ask for it to be sent to Africa. The idea being that it's enough money to tempt them despite knowing better.
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Old 24-09-2013, 22:51
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Possibly due to the 21 months warranty that comes with it. but still not worth that much
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Old 24-09-2013, 23:01
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Possibly due to the 21 months warranty that comes with it. but still not worth that much
It has the retail price in the ad.
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Old 24-09-2013, 23:08
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I'm guessing it's the work of bidding addicts. Why pay over 4,000 for a MacBook Pro when you can get one from the Apple site for a lot cheaper and new?
I only paid 1249 for my Macbook Pro back in 2010. I still love it Macs are great! Not sure I'd spend 4000 on one though unless it was a maxed out Mac Pro . Of course, if I won the lottery I wouldn't care how much I spent on another new shiny Mac
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Old 25-09-2013, 10:22
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I only paid 1249 for my Macbook Pro back in 2010. I still love it Macs are great! Not sure I'd spend 4000 on one though unless it was a maxed out Mac Pro . Of course, if I won the lottery I wouldn't care how much I spent on another new shiny Mac
So you'd happily fork out 10,000+ for a new Mac? If so, why? Even if I won the lottery I'd still wouldn't go above 2,500 on a computer package.
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Old 25-09-2013, 10:54
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So you'd happily fork out 10,000+ for a new Mac? If so, why? Even if I won the lottery I'd still wouldn't go above 2,500 on a computer package.
If it was a totally maxed out Mac Pro then yes. I'd do it because I wouldn't have to worry about not affording it after winning the lottery and it would be a computer I would have hopefully for years and years
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Old 25-09-2013, 11:48
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re silly prices - I often see stuff on the bay or Amazon where they have added a zero ie 10X the real price. I reckon it's chancers hoping someone won't notice and they'll make a killing. I was looking on Amazon to see if my trusty old Core2Quad was still available (it is - Q9400 around 170) and I saw one going for 1700 !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Proces...keywords=q9400

and that ad was from a firm I have bought goods from.
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Old 25-09-2013, 14:17
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re silly prices - I often see stuff on the bay or Amazon where they have added a zero ie 10X the real price. I reckon it's chancers hoping someone won't notice and they'll make a killing...
More likely it's because they have low/no stock, and adjusting the price to something ridiculous cost them less in time/fees than unlisting and relisting the item.
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Old 25-09-2013, 15:43
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re silly prices - I often see stuff on the bay or Amazon where they have added a zero ie 10X the real price. I reckon it's chancers hoping someone won't notice and they'll make a killing. I was looking on Amazon to see if my trusty old Core2Quad was still available (it is - Q9400 around 170) and I saw one going for 1700 !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Proces...keywords=q9400

and that ad was from a firm I have bought goods from.
The price they're wanting for that processor would be enough to build an extremely fast computer. I'm surprised someone with enough knowledge to build a computer would fall for that.
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Old 26-09-2013, 15:50
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Because people who buy Macs are stupid, so they can over charge beyond belief for what is essentially a pretty off white case and the amazing locked down trash fest that is itunes.

A fool and his money are easily parted.
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Old 26-09-2013, 15:55
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So I take it you've used Macs in the past and or used iTunes on a Mac os, Still not as bad as Windows 8 or Vista though.
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Old 26-09-2013, 16:04
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So I take it you've used Macs in the past and or used iTunes on a Mac os, Still not as bad as Windows 8 or Vista though.
Windows Vista was something of a nightmare, and Windows 8 looks like it might be the death blow Microsoft so badly deserves.

And yeah, I had to use a Mac for work a lot, I say used, I could barely run anything on the closed pile of junk. The whole "it works" is mostly down to hardly anything worthwhile being on the system.

I dont know why people buy macs, just buy a computer and stick your own OS on it. (sadly, as much as I would love to not have to use the abortion that is windows, a lot of my work related programs are only coded on windows, so I am locked in. Moment gaming and my work related programs open up on linux, I would drop Windows 7 like a hot turd)

If you ever doubt me on macs being over priced, just go to any PC building site (arbico or whoever) and match up the internal parts and just weep at how much cheaper it is to buy the parts yourself. And its only as hard as lego to put the computer together, all the plugs are pretty simple to work out (6 pin into six pin, Sata into Sata, they all have a unique and simple look to them)
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