Does this craigslist ad seem fake to you?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by upsguy27, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    I don't see anything that would cause me to believe it isn't real.

    A good way to exchange expensive stuff you're buying from an add on craigslist is to go to a bank.

    Bring a friend, try it out, make sure you want it. You can pull money out of the bank and give it to him so he knows you're legit.

    You both go home.
     
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    if it's local -_-

    didn't think that far ahead hmm.
     
  4. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, we're going to meet at a coffee shop to test out the macbook. I'm trading him, so I don't have to worry about transferring money. I'll tell you how it goes.
     
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    Looks good to me, although I would definately either meet at a safe place, like a bank, city hall, or Police Station, or only pay via Check, that way you can't be ripped off.

    TEG
     
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    Not a great price, but if you're trading then no worries. Nothing else seems off with the ad.
     
  7. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm leaving to go trade him at Starbucks' now. I'll tell you how it goes.
     
  8. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    The whole point of craigslist is that it is a local sale. You can look at the goodsand exchange cash. If you know Macs and know how to see if it works then not much can go wrong. That said any used computer can fail and you get no warranty. $1200 seems high, offer less.
     
  9. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm trading him, so cash doesn't matter. I know how to check and see if the hard drive is failing or not; and how to check the status of the RAM.
     
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  11. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's one of the reasons I'm trading with this guy. I could definitely use Logic Pro.
     
  12. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I got back from the trade with my new MacBook Pro! It works great, everything was included, and it's in great condition. I guess I'm lucky that I had a good first craigslist experience.
     
  13. macrumorsMaster macrumors 6502

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    You do know that you won't get support and/or most likely won't be able to update Logic Pro right? :p
     
  14. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's okay. I don't need the advanced features that Logic Pro 8 would bring.
     

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