Just to confirm my fear... Scam it is?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by PeterQC, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    So I'm selling my Macbook. at first @ 1500-1550. Got an offer, didn't work out, got a second offer from someone else, wanting to exchange his gaming Dell laptop for this (Bleh...) then lowered the price two time, the second being to today. I've got 2 answer, one that look great, and this one. By the way, my ad was posted on Craiglist.

    Should I consider this as an obvious scam? Considering he offer me lot more money then what I'm asking?

    "Hello Seller,

    I will like to purchase this item for CA $ 1790.00 which includes shipping and you will be making postage directly to me in USA. So please send me a paypal resquest or send me your bank account information so i can make the payment immediately,

    Donald "
  2. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2008
  3. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008
    Answered his offer:

    "Your offer seems really tempting. The only flaw is that I have no proof that you will pay, and that you can already command a refurbished Macbook for less on the US Apple store."

    and he reply with those few words, only a few minutes later:

    "I am paying... and shipping to New Jersey,

  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    As a general rule of thumb; if you have to ask, it's a scam.

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