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I hardly ever check out Macs for sale on ebay.ca due to the fact that every other country is selling other than Canada. It's nearly impossible to find a Canadian seller on Canada's ebay site. What gives? I don't really consider it a safe deal when an item is listed from France, Australia or Hong Kong. Why has ebay.ca gone this direction? Not enough Canadian sales?
With that, where are some other good sites to check out Mac deals? I checked out Craig List, but many of the email links are dead.
 

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Once you perform a search, you can refine it on the left-hand side. Select Canada Only from the dropdown menu (worldwide is the default).
 

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actually, ebay.ca is just a "gateway" for Canadians. You will still see all the ads that are listed on ebay.com, ebay.hk, or whatever... its just that you will only see the ads that will sell to Canadians.

I've listed on ebay.ca.... then went to ebay.com and found my ad because I said I would sell to the USA.

if you're looking for Canadian sellers specifically, just click "search in Canada".
Also, Free Classified Ads at Kijiji Canada | Petites Annonces Classees sometimes has macs as well. but if its on kijiji, its probably on craigslist-- its worth a shot though.
 

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I've had some bad experiences with Ebay and I try to avoid using it nowadays. I am like you, I only want to buy from canadian sellers which makes my choice limited if I'm looking for a very particular item.

Have you tried kijiji.ca? It is actually run by Ebay. It's just like the "for sale" adds in the newspaper except it's very easy to use and convenient. Most of the business on that site is face to face. We sold our foosball table here at my apartment in like 24 hours. I strongly recommend it. However, when it relates to technology (i.e. a computer) you have to be extra careful. Sometimes certain stores have overstock or are closing down and need to liquidate stock so sometimes you can get lucky and catch a great deal. I once saw some XBOX360 consoles new/sealed in the box for pretty cheap.

Good luck.
 

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Apple Mac Book Pro 17” 2.33 GHz
Price: $700.00
Ad ID: 13103267
Unique Visits: 33
Location: Guelph
Date Listed: 26-Apr-07



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hmmm I will take it for $600....this is Kijiji or whatever it is called!
 

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Never been to Kijiji. Nice stuff. Lots of sealed units, although mostly 17". I like the choice of Province.
You have to ask yourself: how are these non-apple-dealers getting sealed, new, top of the line Macs?

The answer in many cases is: The Macs don't exist, they are scams. Or they are stolen. Or they have one unit that they are selling 50 times.
 

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CanadaRam is right, that deal is ridiculous. You still have to be weary of scams but I'm personally much more confident meeting someone face to face than sending a bunch of money by paypal to Somewhere Indiana and hoping to get what I want 3 weeks later in the mail.
 

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I know there are several million stories on ebay, but here are two of mine (related to this thread);

I wanted to be safe and buy an iBook on eBay, but only from within driving distance so I could pay cash in person.
I won an iBook auction nearby, told the seller I would come see it and pay cash.
Seller said paypal only, for their "security".
I responded that their sale posting didn't really reflect reality (I searched where the iBook had come from and it didn't match the seller's story, plus their communication was spotty and they never offered a phone number although I had sent mine and my address).
I said we could meet in the location of their choice, including the lobby of a police station if they wanted, but I wasn't going to pay for something I couldn't see first.
This first-time seller refused. I guess the "security" of my money wasn't important to them.
So we cancelled the sale.
I then searched for more iBooks, found one from a seller with a high rating, located in the USA.
He sent informative, prompt emails.
I bought it from him and it arrived in better than expected condition and, unsolicited, he saved me money on shipping.

That's my ebay Canada plus USA story.
 

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UK is Where the post is from Apple Mac Book Pro 17” 2.33 GHz" Ad on Kijiji

Hello and hanks for your mail.
Right now we are in the UK, but we can shipti from here through Fedex.
How many units do you need for now
and how soon do you need them?
Bruse Martins
[email protected]
 

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Got some replies back from sellers on Kijiji (Toronto). They have (more than one) sealed 17" Mac Book Pros 2.33 ghz going for $2600 - $2800. I got a phone number from one. Has anyone actually checked into these?
 

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Hello and hanks for your mail.
Right now we are in the UK, but we can shipti from here through Fedex.
How many units do you need for now
and how soon do you need them?
Bruse Martins
[email protected]
Scam all the way

Any time you see {firstname}[email protected] or {firstname}[email protected] it is a West African scammer.
They seem to be under the impression that adding "store" or "business" to an email address makes it more credible. Seen over 100 of these...

Remember that any free webmail account (yahoo, hotmail, outblaze, etc) is untraceable and is one primary indicator of a scam.
 

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Got some replies back from sellers on Kijiji (Toronto). They have (more than one) sealed 17" Mac Book Pros 2.33 ghz going for $2600 - $2800. I got a phone number from one. Has anyone actually checked into these?
Insist on seeing and booting the machine at a public meeting place, before committing. Heard of one person who went to pick up a machine, and the seller refused to let them open the box before handing over the cash :rolleyes: Said that it wouldn't be 'factory sealed' then if the buyer didn't take it.

Whaddya want to make a bet there was 6 lbs of potatoes in the box instead of a Powerbook?

Also keep in mind that someone who is willing to run a scam is also capable of arranging for several large people to relieve you of your cash when you arrive, in a 'random' street robbery.
 

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Got some replies back from sellers on Kijiji (Toronto). They have (more than one) sealed 17" Mac Book Pros 2.33 ghz going for $2600 - $2800. I got a phone number from one. Has anyone actually checked into these?
I can't believe you actually posted that right after my post. Are you okay?

Really, read the links in my post. Once you do, you will stop dealing with these scammers.

It's bad enough you gave them your email address. Stop now while you still have your money.
 

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However- what can I say. Curiosity gets the cat. This is what I got:
hi ..call me 514 972-2142, if labrador is closer to montreal .come pick it up. 2800$. i have units in toronto too
Fishy spelling.
 
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