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    Exclamation URGENT: Help with purschasing @ Apple store
    Hi guys. I'm in a bit of a situation and I need URGENT help, so please be as helpful as possible.

    I live overseas and I'm ordering my first mac (macbook pro 15) with a friend that is visiting from america. I have decided on the computer, and she can go pick it up from the local apple store.
    THE PROBLEM is that before she can do that she needs to get money from me (simply because she can't afford it otherwise). She is leaving on FRIDAY, and today is TUESDAY, so that gives 3 days to act. I did not send money until this morning for various reasons, and I doubt the money will arrive on time - considering the currency change and what not. She has a paypal account but can only withdraw 500 dollars to her credit card, so thats not enough. From what I know it is also not possible to pay with paypal in the applestore.

    Buying the computer in my country is not an option because of the great price difference, and I will not be going to america....ever, for all I know.


    WHAT CAN I DO??

    Are there any possibilities for me to get my first macbook through my friend?

    PLEASE HELP QUICKLY!!!!!

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    Apple stores will accept valid credit cards but not PayPal. So if she has a good credit card that is able to draw on US currency, she can use that to buy the MBP. Otherwise without the cash on hand, you're out of luck. Generally, a wire service can get cash somewhere quickly but at a higher cost. Perhaps you can use that method.

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    Wire transfer, but that'll cost you. Does she have a back account from which she can draw? You could make a deposit in her account at home and she can draw from it from the US. If the deposit is in cash, it should be almost instantly available.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure how we can help.

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    This looks like some kind of phishing expedition to me! The 500 withdrawal limit would be in getting money from a machine, not just using the card - so this is a non-problem, which is what makes me suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didymus View Post
    This looks like some kind of phishing expedition to me! The 500 withdrawal limit would be in getting money from a machine, not just using the card - so this is a non-problem, which is what makes me suspicious.
    i dont know what phising expedition means but i can assure you that this is legit and im not tricking you in any way...dont know how i could benefit from that? its not my account, she told me about the limit so i dont know what you mean.

    so please help if you can! ive kind of given up at this point considering theres only 2 days left...unless theres anyone living in boston who has a large pile of cash lying around? lol

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    You don't say that country you are in, but I'm sure Western Union is most likely there and you can send money through them and have your friend pick it up in the US..

    Regards

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    To be brutally honest...this sounds to me to be a situation where someone doesn't have their personal finances in the best of order...and should probably get that sorted out before buying a MacBook Pro.

    Also...the details in the original post seem sort of sketchy to me. I'm not saying someone is trying to do something illegal...I just can't figure out what's going on from the details given.

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    All im asking is the following: How is it possible to get money from me (dubai) to her (america) before tomorrow? I tried to call the newly opened western union branch here, but they are not responding, so can someone explain how that would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolex View Post
    All im asking is the following: How is it possible to get money from me (dubai) to her (america) before tomorrow? I tried to call the newly opened western union branch here, but they are not responding, so can someone explain how that would work?
    WOW...you should have said that originally. That makes things MUCH more understandable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolex View Post
    All im asking is the following: How is it possible to get money from me (dubai) to her (america) before tomorrow? I tried to call the newly opened western union branch here, but they are not responding, so can someone explain how that would work?
    Have you visited the Western Union website? According to the website...you can send money to anywhere in the world...in minutes:

    Money Transfer | Western Union

    HTH,

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