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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #11
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #12
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Thanks so much for all the advice. It was really helpful. I've bought through auctions or message boards online many times and this is the first time something went wrong.
Hopefully it will all turn out alright at this point I'm just waiting for a response.
Thanks again
Oh and just so no one misunderstands I don't mean to cast any dispursions on the ehmac community or sellers in general, I think this is an amazing community and as a mac fanatic (PB, PMg5, legacy models) I have to constantly stop myself from buying old macs (my parents/gf would kill me if I put the number past 5). It has just been a horrible experience with this transaction.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #13
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Please Advise as soon as you can;
He Said;
>Hello Patrick,
>The only thing i can do at this point is pay for the return shipping, i will
>have too check out the unit, see if the issue is anything small, and if it
>is the result of a dead ibook, i can send you another. These are the only
>terms i will be agreaing to.
Sunday, June 11, 2006, at 01:43PM
Now due to treatment so far and the condition of the unit, together with advice from this board, I am not prepared to ship the computer back without a refund. So far he has hung up on my girlfriend on the first day(I purchased the computer for her) sent it out without a power cord and failing to mention that when I received the rest of the specs, etc... I want this to be over with and to get an ibook whether from him or someone else.
He has another one for sale that is $100 more and I suggested that I would pay the difference, he can refund or he can send out a working one I just don't trust him at this point. What should I do?
Patrick Smith, victor_patv@mac.com
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #14
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Hello Patrick and all other fellow ehMac users.
It was hard not come come across a forum that was talking about me.
I would like to make this clear, that i have no intensions in de-frauding anyone.
I would also like every one to view the sittuation from my point of view as well.
Can i simply provide a refund with out first seeing this unit?
I have offered too view/fix/exchange this unit and trying too be most accomadating as possible.
This laptop was in 100% perfect working order. As are all my units.
I can only work to resolve this as quick as possible if I to am protected along the lines.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 04:53 PM   #15
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I never mentioned your name in the forum, although I admit people could figure it out if they tried and looked through the classifieds for awhile.

Your present solution offers no protection for me.
The laptop was dead on arrival.
I have offered to post videos of it to my .mac account with it being non functional 30min-1hr whatever you want.
You have not been kind, hanging up on my gf for instance, and you have been imoveable.
Also I find it hard to accept that your lack of inclusion of a power cord, while not mentioning this lack, was in good faith.
As I said in my email I will be ascertaining my rights tommorow and expect you to live up to whatever those rights as a consumer are regardless of what you would prefer to do.
If you were viewing the unit where I lived or in a nearby city that would be one thing but you expect me after the experience so far to mail the computer back and still be out the money I paid for it. that is unacceptable. If there was another option like sending an identical ibook out with conditions at the post office only to exchange for another that would be acceptable, I am open to further discussion as I said. And will not take any action detrimental to you, I realize people could infer that I was talking about you on the board but I needed advice, until I have found out my exact rights and discussed them with you.
I am willing to submit all email correspondence, my address and phone #, video of the unit (tommorow night I go home so I will have my video camera), or to meet with anyone reasonably close (1hrish drive) that is a senior member of this board and willing.
Everyone with the exception of you has been incredibly helpful. To summarize the above and my email I excpect you to live up to whatever my rights as a consumer are within the context of a peer to peer online auction regardless of what you would prefer to do.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #16
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salmanm_786@hotmail.com, it's nice to have your attention.

Since it is possible that you sent a DOA computer to someone, you should pay up first, and quickly.

If the logic board is blown on this computer, everybody knows you aren't going to fix it, since the cost of the fix is far more than the worth of the computer, even assuming you could fix this yourself.

You should also offer to buy the power adapter from the buyer, since you should have provided one in the first place.

Alternatively you could send the buyer the other working iBook and expect to have the non-working one returned.

You probably don't want to take too long to make things right, since they have been wrong for way too long.

Also, you would probably benefit from having your other buyers, if they bought through ehMac, posting feedback for you here on ehMac.


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Hello Patrick and all other fellow ehMac users.
It was hard not come come across a forum that was talking about me.
I would like to make this clear, that i have no intensions in de-frauding anyone.
I would also like every one to view the sittuation from my point of view as well.
Can i simply provide a refund with out first seeing this unit?
I have offered too view/fix/exchange this unit and trying too be most accomadating as possible.
This laptop was in 100% perfect working order. As are all my units.
I can only work to resolve this as quick as possible if I to am protected along the lines.
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by salmanm_786@hotmail.com
Hello Patrick and all other fellow ehMac users.
It was hard not come come across a forum that was talking about me.
I would like to make this clear, that i have no intensions in de-frauding anyone.
I would also like every one to view the sittuation from my point of view as well.
Can i simply provide a refund with out first seeing this unit?
I have offered too view/fix/exchange this unit and trying too be most accomadating as possible.
This laptop was in 100% perfect working order. As are all my units.
I can only work to resolve this as quick as possible if I to am protected along the lines.
I would never buy from someone with a hotmail, gmail, etc. email address
and for future reference please, oh please, buy from the regular resellers on this board

they offer support, advice and have a vested interest in keeping you happy since they are all over this board

let this be the last time someone buys a mac witout at least giving one of the ehmac reseller/supporters a chance first

is $20-$50 really that much more money when it comes to peace of mind?

or

if you really, really, really want to buy privately, make sure you go pick up the unit in person and only pay AFTER you have sat down, checked it out, and made sure all parts were there

if the unit doesn't have applecare
DON'T buy from anyone NOT within driving distance
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #18
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(edit: I didn't see your reply above whe I was writing, I have come to that realization now. I simply thought that it was safe because of the quantity of computer he was selling. It seems that I was mistaken. But I am at this point looking for any advice I can procure on how to deal with my situationas I have already realized the above)

I have emailed him and spoken to him on the phone. I continue to be unhappy with his handling of the situation. From now on I will only be buying or selling to known people on the board (I have to sell my PB soon and purchase either a new or used ibook for travel in ecuador with school---need something that i don't mind getting destroyed).
So far he has not responded to the need of a refund or exchange. I am willing to go through any reasonable hoop, 3rd party or videos posted. I just hope that this is resolved soon.
p.s. I followed the apple support boards, and tried the backlight issue, it seems that it would either be the logic board or the video chip loose
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #19
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Old Jun 12th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #20
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It looks to me like the purchaser doesn't trust the vendor to send the money after he returns the computer, and vice versa. I hate to say this, but if there is a major problem with the computer, it isn't worth much, so maybe the risk is minimal.

Bt that as it may, I have a suggestion. Perhaps the vendor knows someone proximate to the purchaser who can meet with him to look at the computer, so he can satisfy himself that it is defective and hand over the vendor's cheque if it is defective. Alternatively, perhaps the purchaser knows someone proximate to the vendor, who the purchase can send the unit to, for the same purpose.

In the meantime - purchaser - zap your parameter ram and check the brightness control to make sure it isn't at minimum. Couldn't hurt.
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