Is this a deal or a scam?

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  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    Just saw this ad (copied and pasted verbatim) on craig's list:
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    WTF do you think? Of course it's a scam.
     
  3. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's local though, I could check it out, too good to be true?
     
  4. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    Only $685 for a 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 and loaded with Adobe Creative Suite CS3, MS Office 2004 and Final Cut Pro Studio. The OS is Leopard 10.5.

    Sounds like a scam
     
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    Just curious, did you see that on NYC CL? Because I saw the exact same ad a couple days ago on there

    EDIT: In response to joshcampbell115, it doesn't really matter what software is installed, a sizable portion of CL and eBay laptops have pirated software installed, so that's not really part of the cost.
     
  7. RamenBooko macrumors member

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    S-s-s-sca-C-c-comboooo breaker.

    It's a scam.

    (Sorry, I've been wanting to say/write that anywhere these days)
     
  8. antibact1 macrumors 6502

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    I can't believe how many people think they are going to find the cheapest, greatest deal on relatively new hardware on craigslist. Even if the person is local and agrees to meetup, it doesn't lend them any credibility - unless of course they'll meet you at a police station. Go ahead, meet them in some mall parking lot - get yourself an ass kicking and lose some cash. That classic expression of a deal seeming to good to be true applies more now today then ever.
     
  9. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, the delaware one is the only one that has the same specs. I was using boston craigslist, but I did think it was too good to be true and seeing that google search is very disheartening...
     
  10. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

    You already knew it was a scam, they just got you excited for a moment.
     
  11. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    Why do people ALWAYS post asking if that's a scam... Hello, duh, it is a scam... Especially if it is a thousand or so under the asking price... Or it could be a typo...
     
  12. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, I got it, it's a scam, case closed, I was just hoping beyond hope and wanted some confirmation that it wasn't all in my head.

    I was just asking a question, jeez, people are really flame-happy today.
     
  13. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL - Ya think he's selling it for more in Delaware because they don't charge sales-tax?
     
  14. iJesus macrumors 6502a

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    I posted the same kind of thread.

    Deinitely a scam





    I'm bummed myself
     
  15. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Scammy McScamster

    SCAM SCAM SCAM.

    :D

    Saw the same ad in Memphis, TN CraigsList. Just thought I'd e-mail the guy to see what his ploy was... and what do you know! He's in England! Haha.

    Scam all the way.
     

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