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Thread: Buying a macbook on eBay?

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    I'm getting my new macbook pretty soon (waiting for some money back from the tax office first) and it struck me that I hadn't really checked out eBay!

    Has anyone ever bought a refurbished/2nd hand mac and if so, what was your experience?
    I could pick up a 160gb white macbook with the 2gb ram and Superdrive for around 550 and I think compared to the 717 I'd pay for a macbook (with student discount)

    It would mean I could buy it pretty much straight away and also I'd save a bit of money for perhaps a new lens or something for my camera

    Just don't know if it's worth paying the extra 200 quid AND waiting ages for what's essentially the same macbook but with a warranty
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    not an ipad then?















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    deffo not the iPad
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    Mine was a very positive experience infact I forget sometimes it was second hand ;)

    however I can't help but think I would buy new. eBay is great but for computers I feel a bit squinky about it

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    i can't decide what's better for me to do. If i get it i'm definitely going to go for the 3G,

    back to OP lol

    i would worry about buying one on ebay tbh Josh, what about waiting for a reconditioned model from apple?















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    I'm just being silly and impatient. I'll end up waiting because I know that as soon as i buy the 2nd hand one my tax will come through and I'll regret it!
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    Josh,

    Have you tried the refurb/clearance section of the online Apple Store (this is the UK one)?

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    Medically speaking, it's a more severe form of the heebie jeebies which can be brought on by severe worry and stress
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    one of my friend had bad experience so I guess buying stuff from ebay is bit like lottery..... if yo ucan best to buy them from official suppliers...




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