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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by joepa99, Aug 1, 2009.
It's hard to get scammed if you meet the guy in person and only give him cash and make sure it works before you get it. Even though I don't think its a scam I DO think it is stolen it has to be for that price unless of course the guy does not really know how much its worth.
He shows the mac in the plastic, but has replaced the drive and has backups? Not quite right...
Yeah, something doesn't feel right about this.
Of course it's not well AT ALL. The Master Collection from Adobe is $2500. Not to mention it looks too well to be true. A 17" MBP in perfect state with the greatest and most expensive software installed.
Software is pirated and the MBP is stolen most likely. Then he bought the box and other accessories that he did not get with the MBP too. (unless he robbed a computer store)
Yea, the pictures don't match up. One is in box. One has box flipped open. One has no box/plastic wrap. Scam.
You do get the "upgraded" hard drive that comes standard on the machine.
The backgrounds don't match. one is on carpet one is on a light colored wood and one is a darker colored wood. The fourth is a stock photo. so It is a scam.
What is wrong with a stock photo off apple?
Plenty of legit sales use random photos, the amount of software this machine comes with is what raises the eyebrow the highest.
Yes, We Can.
it's probably a set up for a robbery. you meet the "seller" and he robs your $900.
Caveat Emptor. Buyer Beware. If it sounds too good to be true, it isn't true. You knew it was fishy, else the first post would not have happened.
Avoid. Unless you have $900 to sacrifice.
Just tell him to meet you in person at your bank. This will mostly sway any would be thieves.
its either stolen or a replica from China. either way i wouldn't touch it. If its fake, then you have given him cash for a replica product that won't work like a true mac will. if its stolen, well you could use it but it might cause you problems in the long run because it is stolen. always avoid things that are too good to be true.
yeah it looks shady... Or he could be real and just dumb as a doorknob... it's been known to happen... But i wouldn't trust it.
I recently bought an iphone of criagslist and the guy was really nice didn't know a thing about the phone which made me a little fishy... He wanted to meet up at my house, though i'm a cop i wont be testing my skills, but he happily agreed to meet me at a mcdonald's not to far from my house and it worked out great. Walked away with a 2 month of (reburbed most likely) 2g, 8gb iphone. I jailbroke it and gave it to my girlfriend... HAPPY ENDING
Email him. Then you get the standard "I just left town, I am in <random country> on business, however I have a great escrow that I will pay for and will send it to you."
When that happens I usually tell them I am headed there tomorrow and would like to meet up.
I never hear back for some reason.