Mac Pro Craigslist deal - if it's too good to be true, it probably is false

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dbhopkins, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. dbhopkins macrumors newbie

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    So I saw this amazing Mac Pro 3,1 2x3.2 GHz on Craigslist for $980, just down the road from me:

    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/sys/2270466610.html

    Too good to be true, right!? These should cost twice as much.

    I email the guy and wait to hear back. Always skeptical, I google his email address and see that the guy has Craigslist for-sale ads posted all over the country! That, and the too-good-to-be-true price, point to a likely scammer.

    << sigh >>

    Back to the classifieds I go....
     
  2. DaveP macrumors 6502

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    Heh, I saw the same thing and figured it was a scammer.
     
  3. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    It's from Craig's List, 'nough said.

    Speaking of CL, I'm surprised that it asked for money instead of "roses". ;)
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Definitely a scam or something. But why the ads all over the country? Is there an entire network of thugs waiting to rob cash? A whole bunch of people are fencing an exact same stolen model? I don't see a logical angle here.

    Maybe it's just a email-collecting robo-farm to sell email lists to spammers?
     
  5. dbhopkins thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This has happened to me a couple of times on CL, and it's happening again with this guy. He says he's just moved (to London in this case) and that he'll need to ship it to me, for no additional shipping charge, and he can ship it just as soon as I wire him some $$$.

    Uh-huh.

    I'm still emailing back and forth with him, just to annoy him and waste his time ;-)
     
  6. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine from CL but paid 2000k cdn for it and met the guy too
    so far its great
     

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