need input, 17 inch MBP on Craig'sList

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FJ218700, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    just came across this on Craig'sList. They only want $1000. Seems too good to be true.

    I think that I could buy and then re-sell for about $1500, or I might just keep it and sell my PB 1.67.

    check out the specs. what do you guys/girls think?
     

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  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't seem legit to me. At all. Does he say where he is located, or leave that out? I've found that especially if they don't list a local city/town within your area on the ad, they are almost ALWAYS scammers.
     
  3. joshsage macrumors newbie

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    I think its too good to be true. Try to deal w/ in person and cash only. Also consider if it is true it might be a little on the warm side. So proceed with extreme caution.
    Josh
     
  4. FJ218700 thread starter macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    It's in a college town. Maybe the kid got it from his parents and doesn't know the value?

    Definitely, I would meet in person to check it out.
     
  5. robo74 macrumors 6502

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    Only consider it a deal if you can touch it, rub it, smell it and play with it.

    If you cant do any of those... then its not a good relationship.

    CL is known for scams if its not a in person deal.

    Good luck
    Rob
     
  6. davedecay macrumors member

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    Bogus.

    I bet you a dollar if you reply, you'll get an email from someone purporting to be in Wolverhampton, UK or the like.
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    More like it's probably stolen from some kid's dorm room.
     
  8. FJ218700 thread starter macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    if it does turn out to be real / as advertised, I can always sell it back to the kid from whom it was stolen :D
     
  9. alljunks macrumors regular

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    if you email them..they will email back and tell you...they are not in state..will ship VIA some kind of weired places...watch out!!
     
  10. jepjepjep macrumors member

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    As the others are saying, the only way to tell if it's legit is to deal locally and meet in person. Craiglist seems to have a lot of mail scams.
     

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