G5s on eBay:

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014


  • Reply 1 of 16
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Over $4000 US worth of hardware for $2000. Looks legit to me!

  • Reply 2 of 16
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    actually more then that because you can't even buy it yet...
  • Reply 3 of 16
    The seller lives in a town (Webster) right outside of Rochester, however this individual appears to have registered his under construction site under a Washington State address. Interesting... Since I don't have an eBay account (and don't plan on ever having one) what other information is given in the Seller Information section?
  • Reply 4 of 16

    PAYMENT: only wire transfer in advance.

    Should tell you something right there
  • Reply 5 of 16
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    If I wire transfer funds to someone, I better have the machine THE VERY NEXT DAY BEFORE 10:30AM! Some how I doubt this would be the case with this auction.
  • Reply 6 of 16
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Eh, it depends. I've had several people transfer funds into my account before, and I ship the computer out in a day or two. (never the only method I accept though) It's all about feedback and prior eBay activity.

    However, when you see a product on eBay that isn't even shipping, and for HALF PRICE, something may be wrong.
  • Reply 7 of 16
    eotkueotku Posts: 37member
    Well if you look at his feedback, on May 8th he bought a 6 piece Gorilla suite on e-bay.

    cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=19255&item=2927465 464

    Hmmm, Not exactly sure what that means.
  • Reply 8 of 16

    Would you buy a G5 from this guy?

  • Reply 9 of 16
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
  • Reply 10 of 16
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
  • Reply 11 of 16
    addisonaddison Posts: 1,185member
    Wasn't it in this forum that had that chap who had his lap top stolen and managed to get the chap arrested, after selling it to a conman on ebay, or did he spend his college money on one?.

    It then made the press all around the world.
  • Reply 12 of 16
    dstranathandstranathan Posts: 1,717member
    RE: Item #2741499662

    As you can see, I am emailing this guy now. He is interesting to say the least. Email him and ask him what the deal is! A brand new G5 dual 2.0 GHz for $2000? WTF? Lets corner this guy and save the day!

    mailto:[email protected]


    Q: How can you be clearing stock on a computer that won't even ship for

    30-60 days? It won't even be in stores to LOOK at until Aug or Sept.

    Most people at Apple haven't even seen the G5 in person.

    A: We have already in stoch clearing sale 4 items


    Q: Is this right? The single 1.6 GHz entry model is $1999, so how can you

    have the high-end $3,000 model for $2000?

    A: We have stock clearing sale.

    You can be the customer of my item only if you agree our terms.

    You can BUY RIGHT NOW without using BUY IT NOW option.

    The item is Brand New under USA warranty.

    We will ship the merchandise usually via UPS but optional you could chose

    another shipment method like FEDEX or DHL. In this time all our items are

    already stored at warenhouse near UPS ready for delivery after the payment

    is completed.

    Payment must be done in advanced by:

    1. Bank wire transfer from your bank account to our bank account on USA.

    2. Wire transfer through Western Union. Not bid-pay.

    About payment fees i will suport all western union or wire fees and you will

    deduct it from the total amount you have to pay. You will send the remaining

    amount + $25 UPS shipping fess.

    We will send you the item via UPS and I'll email you the UPS tracking number

    after we will receive the payment.

    I'll wait for your shipping address and your receiver name.

    Thank you very much and I look forward to doing business with you,
  • Reply 13 of 16
    fred_ljfred_lj Posts: 607member
    Con artists, both international and national alike, make me appreciate the (albeit small) percentage of people out in this world that have brains capable of sentient thought. Stupid is as stupid does. I hope he doesn't actually catch someone.
  • Reply 14 of 16
    osxaddictosxaddict Posts: 131member
    Well, I too emailed him to hear his excuse I wanted to sound like a clueless person. Here is mine:

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: OSXaddict

    To: <[email protected]>

    Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:30 AM

    Subject: Question for seller -- Item #2741499662


    I just viewed your auction and was wanting to ask a few questions.

    1. How can you sell it so low?

    2. Since this computer isn't even shipping from Apple, when could I expect

    to get one from you?


    Reply from them

    From: Sales <[email protected]>

    Date: Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:39:29 PM US/Eastern

    To: osxaddict (email edited out)

    Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2741499662

    We have already in stock 11 items. This is my bussines


    If you check that link now, you get this:

    Invalid Item

    The item you requested ( 2741499662 ) is invalid, still pending, or no longer in our database. Please check the number and try again. If this message persists, the item has either not started and is not yet available for viewing, or has expired and is no longer available.
  • Reply 15 of 16
    osxaddictosxaddict Posts: 131member
    I emailed them asking this:

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "osxaddict"

    To: "Sales" <[email protected]>

    Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2003 10:22 AM

    Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2741499662

    What happened to the auction? It seems to have been pulled??

    From: Sales <[email protected]>

    Date: Sat Jul 12, 2003 2:45:02 PM US/Eastern

    To: osxaddict

    Subject: Re: Question for seller -- Item #2741499662

    The auction has been closed because we have too many customers. If you want

    to order we waiting your shipping details.

  • Reply 16 of 16
    bartobarto Posts: 2,246member

    Originally posted by fred_lj

    I hope he doesn't actually catch someone.

    I hope he does. If ANYONE falls for this... maybe it's a good thing they won't be in charge of $2000 anymore!

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