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Oh lordy what I have I just done!

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by azzidodabass, May 18, 2010.

  1. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79

    I've had a drink - and me + ebay + drink = not good :/

    I was ebay surfing and found this iPad 16gb Wifi listed. Someone in Glasgow. A one day listing, with 11hrs remaining. A picture that looks like its taken by the seller - not just generic Apple image, reason for selling is something to do with work supplying him with a tablet computer. Also a comment on there about being relisted because of time wasters. The big boohoo is the zero rate. Nothing bought or sold. Member since May 2008.

    Anyway, rash decision - bought it now @ £279.00. Used Paypal and a credit card so hopefully if it goes belly up I can resolve it. Might come and bite me on the ass tho!.

    Wish me luck :p
  2. Hyper


    Joined: Jul 2, 2005

    Posts: 3,529

    Location: Newcastle

    Good luck although zero feedback and apple hardware is surely a disaster waiting to happen!
  3. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79

    You would think so :)
  4. Luxor


    Joined: Jul 22, 2007

    Posts: 410

    Location: Cheshire

    I think you're right to have a bad feeling about this. I've bought and sold a lot of Apple hardware and it's usually situations like this where it goes belly up. iPhones are another of those - "if it's too good to be true" auctions...

    I've got a few suggestions from experience.

    The feedback coupled with the low price is a big worry. Due to the concerns, if you haven't heard anything already I'd suggest communicating immediately with the seller through the ebay messages system. Only use this method as your point of contact. Explain you are looking forward to receiving the ipad, confirm it is a genuine apple ipad and would like to know about delivery.

    If you don't get any response after 24 hours, immediately send another mail asking for an update. Wait about 12 hours then file a paypal dispute and take it from there.

    If the english is broken it's often not a good sign.

    The best one I had was buying an "32gb ipod touch" for about £140 a few years ago. It arrived but I knew something was wrong when, after hitting the on button, a panda started dancing on the screen and a dubious chinese jingle came out of a horrific sounding speaker.

    Don't get me wrong, there is a chance it might be legit, but don't hang about with comms and definately put the hammer down with paypal if it starts to look bad.
  5. Neodite


    Joined: Sep 10, 2008

    Posts: 2,570

    Location: Grendon

    Link to item?
  6. Talbs13


    Joined: Sep 17, 2005

    Posts: 2,983

    Location: Everywhere

    That's incredibly cheap.
  7. Beasty


    Joined: Mar 6, 2009

    Posts: 2,518

    Location: Nottingham

    Bargain of the century if it pays off, worth a punt I'd say if you use paypal and a credit card, almost no chance of losing your money in long run. The thing that makes me wonder is that the guy can't have much of a clue at that price, he could have added another 200 on it and it would have sold, maybe not with 0 feedback though.
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
  8. Cuchulain


    Joined: Dec 28, 2004

    Posts: 7,567

    Location: Derry

    If he has zero feedback then paypal won't release the funds to him until you've left him some, so give it a bloody good test before leaving any.
  9. Westyfield2


    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 12,496

    Location: Bath

    0 Feedback + Far too cheap = :(
  10. Se7ven

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 7, 2009

    Posts: 1,475

    good luck lol
  11. Combat squirrel


    Joined: Aug 7, 2004

    Posts: 10,017

  12. PhillyDee


    Joined: Feb 12, 2007

    Posts: 14,168

    Location: South Shields

    It will probably be stolen.
  13. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 26,885

    Location: In the radio shack

    Well I hope for your sake that it's all OK but it all seems very wrong.

    A highly desirable item, cheap as chips and by a seller with 0 feedback. Hmmmm, there's something not right there. Good luck.
  14. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79

    An update for anyone who cares.

    Sent 2 emails through eBay - no response.
    Sent an email to the Paypal address provided about 10mins ago.
    Noticed just now that the dispatched icon is highlighted on the eBay page. No actual tracking details provided though.
    The seller has listed a used iPhone 3G and a copy of CS4 Suite for Mac as well at around the same time.

    As far as money is conerned - from what you guys on here and some other guys on other forums are saying - it's pretty much a no-lose situation for me.

    Until I have the thing in my hand, i remain skeptical.
  15. Rameses


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,453

    If it arrives, I'll give you £300. :p
  16. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79

    Alright, Terry Tibbs :D
  17. ElliorR


    Joined: Feb 20, 2009

    Posts: 8,545

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    If this turns out to be fake you may find yourself being sued by Apple. Steve Jobs wants to be the only person ripping people off with the cost of Apple products ;)
  18. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79

    FYI - the advertisement for the iPhone he has listed says that local bidders can come and collect to save on postage costs if they wish. Perhaps adding an element of validity to my winning auction??
  19. macfanuk


    Joined: Apr 24, 2010

    Posts: 1,178

    Location: Lancashire

    Do you have a link?
  20. azzidodabass


    Joined: Feb 6, 2009

    Posts: 79