Craigslist Chicago, MacBook for $995

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  1. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    you ever heard the phrase, "if it's too good to be true, it proably is"?
     
  4. munckee macrumors 65816

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    The same ad is listed here in NYC. I emailed them for *****s and giggles, but its gotta be a scam.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That didn't last long...good for the Craigslist community!
     
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Sure would have loved to have a Macbook Pro for 1000 dollars...too good to be true...those damn scammers.
     
  7. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    don't worry, i have seen one on boston's craigslist for $999. this one must be for real since the one in chicago was a scam.:D

    and on ebay is a mac mini G4 for $850.:rolleyes:
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Link to the auction? That's a hell of a deal, I think I'm going to bid $2,000 to make sure I win it :p
     
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  10. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Here's the response I got:


    Hi
    My name is Kevin Bailey and I live in London Uk.The item is new with 12 months international warranty( with all standard accessories ) . It is a unwated gift, usa model and I can't use it here!
    Here is how I want to go about delivery and payment for the product which will be through TNT and will also give you the chance to inspect the product before I receive the payment for it.
    I will explain to you step by step how this will work.
    A. First you have to send me your shipping information (your name and address).
    1. After I receive your shipping info, I'll go to a TNT Location and leave the product onto your name and with your address as the intended receiver.
    2. TNT will check it to see that the unit was placed with no defections and to see that is legal .
    B. You will receive a notification from as a confirmation that the product is in their custody and also, that the product has been tested.
    1.TNT will send you a invoice, and if everything is in order, they will deliver the product to your door step.
    2. After you will receive the product and you will be completely satisfied with it, you will instruct TNT to release the payment information to me, so I can collect my money.
    C. If by any reason, you will not be satisfied with the product, you will return the product to TNT with no expense.
    I will pay for shipping and you for the amount transfered.
    Let me know if we can do this.
    Thanks!
    ##########################################################################
     
  11. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    so he will send you a fake TNT confirmation.
    then he send's you a fake TNT invoice.
    then he immediately collects the money and you never hear from him again.

    is that how it works? but he would still make sure that you transfer the money and he get's access to it without showing a proper ID. how exactly do they get their hands on the money?
     
  12. ImAlex macrumors regular

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    Saw kinda same thing on Ebay. A person that sold a MacBook Pro for 700 dollars. I was like WTF?! Emailed him and he said that I could pay him to Romania with Western Union (which is a known scam payment on Ebay).
    I have reported him to Ebay and also to AOL, hope they ban that ****ing scammer.

    Bad ****.
     
  13. liketom macrumors 601

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    is there any way of getting his UK address:rolleyes:

    (since when do TNT do anything with a parcel ? apart from be late with it, or in this case never)
     
  14. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Funny, I just went through the same stuff with a powerbook that was listed in NY. Same old "I'm in Romania on business" BS.:rolleyes:
     

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