Good Deal?

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  1. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    My younger brother wanted a new laptop so I looked on Craigslist and found a 15" MBP for $700 bucks. Good Deal?

    Here is the description.

    Selling a slightly used 15.4" Macbook Pro. I'm asking for $700 for this laptop. I have used the laptop for presentations and internet, so there is only light use so far.
    I don't need such a powerful laptop so I am selling it. specs:
    Features: 15.4" Macbook Pro, 2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo Processor, 2 Gigs Ram, 100 Gig HD, Superdrive DCD+-RW Drive, Airport Extreme, iSight camera
    The laptop comes loaded with Adobe Creative Suite CS3, MS Office 2004 and Final Cut Pro Studio. The OS is Leopard 10.5


    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    CS3, AND Final Cut....for $700?

    That is insane. If this guy is not a scammer and the laptop is perfect (condition), this is an amazing deal.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It sounds too good to be true. It's probably a stolen laptop.
     
  4. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Or maybe this?

    "Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5Ghz 8Gb 1Tb Upgrades Soft! NEW - $1000
    Specs:
    - Dual 2.5Ghz CPU
    - 8 GB DDR SDRAM.(8x1Gb) Maxed out!.
    - 1 Terabyte Hard Drive Space (2x500gb 7200rpm)
    - Nvidia Geforce 5200 with 64mb DDR SDRAM, DVI and ADC ports
    - Optical Drive#1: SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW DVD Burner Double Layer
    -
    - Apple Pro Keyboard
    - Apple Pro Mouse
    - USB 2.0
    - FireWire 400
    - 56K Modem
    - 10/100/1000 MHz Network Ethernet
    - Airport Extreme 802.11b/g
    - Mac OSX Tiger installed
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    - Detailed specs here
    -Apple Original Factory Specshere"
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How can it still be new? It has a G5 processor, and it's out of the box.

    This computer isn't considered new using any definition of the word.
     
  6. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Could be describing the condition.

    Anyways, I e-mailed one of the guys about the MBP.
    Asked him if he had any pics.
    Hopefully this isn't a scam.

    =)
     
  7. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree on the too good to be true. Either the seller is a scammer (big chance) or an idiot.
     
  9. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, an invoice and the MBP's box, install CDs, user's manual.....the works.

    Then it's not "new". :p

    *smacks forehead*
     
  11. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the seller claims to live in my home town so if everything is legit, I plan on meeting him in person.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You mean the MBP seller?

    I'm not saying the MBP doesn't exist. It probably does. I just think he stole it and is selling it off to you, and is trying to get rid of it quickly, hence the $700 price.

    You may not care that it's a stolen product, but I have to warn you......you are going to Hell, you hear me, iJesus? You are going to hell!!!
     
  13. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "I am not a crook"
    [​IMG]


    Hey, it worked for him :p

    Just kidding =)
     
  14. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to good to be true to me as well. Be wary, OP, about your purchase.

    Request the serial#, and check it with Apple.
    Ask for all parts, discs, etc.

    Also, if the MBP has only been used for presentations and "light use," why would the seller be using it to run FCP and CS3? Sounds too suspicious.

    As for the G5, it looks like the specs are generic (copy/paste from somewhere else), though the pics look real enough. More realistic than the ad for the MBP.
     
  15. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here is the reply I got from the guy

    and he included some pictures...
    ... what do you think? Should I continue this further?
     

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  16. himansk macrumors regular

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    you are in US and the laptop is in UK? Dont buy it, its most probably a scam. Use ebay to buy internationally, not craigslist, use craigslist only for local purchases.
     
  17. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Quoted cause I agree.

    How does the seller plan to sell locally in the US while located overseas? Let me guess: he (or she) expects you to send a cheque/money order before they ship you the computer, right? Or that the machine will go to a third-party escrow company?
    Warning bells galore.
    Avoid.
     
  18. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Definitely A Scam

    There are postings all around the net about this type of SCAM. It's a scam bro, definitely. Just search for craigslist scams on google.
     
  19. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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  20. hockeysc23 macrumors regular

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    Good find. Yes people you get what you pay for. If it is WAY under value then of course its a scam or stolen. Think.
     
  21. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you guys are definitely right....

    ... how do you delete a thread?
     
  22. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Why delete this thread? It's best if others get to see what a scam looks like. I'm just happy for you that you didn't fall for it.
     
  23. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    The mods will lock or delete the thread it they feel it necessary. Otherwise it will just fade away, and maybe end up in the archives someday.
     

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