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    What so you think of 3rd party online sellers
    The only physical stores around here that sell Apple are Best Buy and MacLife (not the magazine), and neither sell older models, new or used/refurbished. So I am looking elsewhere. Trying eBay and google. Google comes up with GainSaver and TechRestore mostly.

    What do you guys think of either of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uRabbit View Post
    The only physical stores around here that sell Apple are Best Buy and MacLife (not the magazine), and neither sell older models, new or used/refurbished. So I am looking elsewhere. Trying eBay and google. Google comes up with GainSaver and TechRestore mostly.

    What do you guys think of either of these?
    If you're looking for a new or refurbished computer...why not order directly from Apple.com?

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    I'm exploring more affordable options. And Apple does not list any 2.26 LED MacBooks on their refurbished page yet. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw a MacBook on there.

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    I'd stay away from eBay if you're looking for an inexpensive used MacBook. It's very easy to get swindled on eBay by a dishonest seller - and as much as eBay brags about their buyer protection through PayPal and so forth, you would be hard pressed to get a refund.

    You can try Craig's list but a warning there also... Unless the seller is local to you and is able to meet with you to demonstrate the worthiness of the machine, don't buy it.

    My advice: Save your money, buy a new machine from Best Buy or MacLife. Or, if possible a refurbished machine from Apple.

    Regards.

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    Ya, my thoughts exactly. I have some time. And I'm trying to sell my gaming PC. So we shall see how it all goes.

    Only thing is, I won't be coming into money real soon, except what I get for my computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uRabbit View Post
    I'm exploring more affordable options. And Apple does not list any 2.26 LED MacBooks on their refurbished page yet. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw a MacBook on there.
    Yeah...since Apple is currently only selling 1 MacBook model (everything else is a MacBook Pro)...they don't show up too much in the refurbished section.

    I think that the last time I saw one it was like $849. Keep looking...maybe you'll get lucky!

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Im giving away all my secret locations...look here.
    Parts and service for iBooks, and all Mac Powerbooks

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    Mac SK, thats a really interesting website. The stuff seems a bit overpriced though...

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    TechRestore are good people in my experience. I would buy with confidence from them.

    Ebay and Craigslist are too full of scammers for my liking anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griggs2121 View Post
    Mac SK, thats a really interesting website. The stuff seems a bit overpriced though...
    I agree...As Im a bottom fisher but I can fix things...Look here.
    eBay Store ? Bargain Computer Products: Search results for apple.

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    Nice find!
    Apple MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Aluminum [Sold]
    Apple iPhone 3GS White 16GB [June 10, 2009]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac SK View Post
    I agree...As Im a bottom fisher but I can fix things...Look here.
    eBay Store ? Bargain Computer Products: Search results for apple.
    I was searching thru the seller's items...they want $13.33 shipping for an Airport card...pretty STEEP shipping charge!!!

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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I was searching thru the seller's items...they want $13.33 shipping for an Airport card...pretty STEEP shipping charge!!!

    - Nick

    Its all about shipping with you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayneal View Post
    Its all about shipping with you !

    Clay
    Darn right...sometimes it's all about the shipping!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Shipping (and tax in retail situations) does sometimes add an unaccounted for expense.

    So Boise, ID (where I live) is getting an Apple Store! We're only the 42nd state to get one... Haha!

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