iPad 2 on Craigslist? Legit?

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  1. California King macrumors 65816

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  2. Supadoodles macrumors newbie

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    Fake. "Image" was cropped from a hands-on at the March 2 event.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Personally I don't think it is legit. Even if it was I wouldn't pay double the price just to get it one week earlier than anyone else.
     
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  5. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    Legal teams are some of the few people inside technology companies who do actually know whats going on with new products. If he wants cash and you can go pick it up.

    I'd call his bluff, wouldn't send any money over the internet for it though.
     
  6. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    Here's some simple math.

    If what he says is real, he is certainly violating NDAs, as well as likely illegally selling an item that he would have effectively stolen. He is a lawyer, so he knows that Apple is going to both sue him for violations of contract and NDA as well as press criminal charges for theft. And what's he hoping to get out of this? $1000? As a lawyer in SF, he would make that much in 3 hours of work, or less.

    So, none of that adds up. It's fake.
     
  7. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, not worth the risk...stupid scammers!
     
  8. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    ok...everyone turn on google voice and start dialing the number...blow it up!
     
  10. Maaz macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is. Go buy it. Doesn't it sound legit to you?
     
  11. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    And the lawyer probably wrote that all-lowercase, badly-punctuated, run-on-sentence ad to, you know, take a break from all that fancy writing he uses during working hours. :rolleyes:

    Sounds legit to me. Oh, and stop by this guy's van for some treats on your way to pick up that iPad 2. :D

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  12. zea mays macrumors 6502

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    Who knows? There are already several on ebay too ;)

    I strongly doubt that this is anything other than a scam. It'd be fun to what pictures he'd send, though!
     
  13. camelsnot macrumors 6502

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    You should already know the answer to your question before even posting it.
     
  14. Kadin macrumors 6502a

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    If it's true, that has to be one of the most idiotic lawyers I've ever heard of. Just the scenario alone makes me think it's obviously bogus.

    I'm tempted to call via Googe Voice... what would be a good question or two to ask??
     
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  16. Snowy_River macrumors 68030

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    Let's look wt this from another perspective...

    Post an ad that convinces someone to meet you, when you know that they are going to have $1000 in their pocket. Who would want to do that? And what possible motivation would such a person have, given that at that point the person would be unable to produce the iPad 2, so how could they possibly get you to hand over the $1000. Oh wait...
     
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Do you really even have to ask? Think about it -- an Apple lawyer advertising an unreleased iPad on CL and identifying him/herself as such. Sure, someone making six digits is going to risk their job and possibly lose his/her law license (I am sure Apple would file a complaint w/ the Bar as soon as they kick his/her arse to the curb) to cash in on a two-bit iPad 2. C'mon.
     

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