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Forum roundup: how to check the condition of a used Mac
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Nov 23, 2012, 08:12 AM
 
Earlier this week in the MacNN forums, Forum Regular "PeterParker" started a thread proudly announcing the purchase of their new (used) iMac from eBay, and they are wondering if there is a way to find out if it is in tip top shape, or if there are hidden problems waiting to erupt. Forum members discuss why and how to use Screen Sharing in this thread started by Junior Member "Harvey" earlier this week after an inquiry was made about this built-in feature.


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Nov 24, 2012, 04:55 PM
 
Just be careful about who you buy from online. Research the dealer, call them up, get the owner (if it's a small business), and have some specific questions about a product that you *might* want. I had a Powerbook G4 used that essentially fell apart and had subpar battery life after a year of use, and the logic board was not fully tested. Not a "burned" purchase but you have to be a little suspicious with a big investment.
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Nov 24, 2012, 05:10 PM
 
The thread is linked to above, and the guy already bought it.

There is ZERO point in replying to this thread, as the only purpose of this news blurb is to link to the posts in question.
     
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Nov 25, 2012, 09:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
There is ZERO point in replying to this thread
Then lock it.
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Nov 25, 2012, 09:39 AM
 
I'm sure you can learn to post responsibly without the need for locks and safeties.
     
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Nov 25, 2012, 10:31 AM
 
Thread title: how to check the condition of a used Mac

I don't see how my post about checking the condition of a used Mac online was irrelevant... or not "responsible"... the linked thread was about an eBay seller


But I'm sure you can "learn to post responsibly" without the need to have the last word.
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Nov 25, 2012, 11:14 AM
 
Thread title begins with "Forum roundup".

There are five links in the original post, each linking to the particular thread talked about in the respective sentence.
     
   
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