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

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

  1. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

    PeterQC

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    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,

    Thanks
    --
    Donald "
     
  2. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

    Lurchdubious

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  3. PeterQC thread starter macrumors 6502a

    PeterQC

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    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,

    Don"
     
  4. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    As a general rule of thumb; if you have to ask, it's a scam.
     

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