Unbeatable price for iPad

max pl

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Jun 9, 2010
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I wasnt really planning on getting an ipad til version 2 or the palmpad when thats released but ive stumbled upon an unbelievable price on craigslist that i cant pass up.

64 gig 3G version for only $460.

Now I'm guessing this things either broken or stolen since its that cheap but if it is either of the two, i need some advice.

First, if its broken, what are some of the common things i should look for in a broken ipad? And second, if this thing is stolen, something he'll likely not admit to, am i screwed if i buy it and its somehow tracked via mac address or whatever?

I know some of you have bought yours through craigslist so let me know how your deal went.

Thanks.
 

xMastemah

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Dec 6, 2009
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Even stolen ones don't go for that cheap.

Battery problems, subtle scratches and cracks, and buggy software. Perhaps screwed up functions or dead pixels.

If it appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. Keep that in mind.
 

skate71290

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if you just get the actual iPad at the time of purchase (unboxed, no charger or anything), then assume it's been stolen, second if the thing turns on and has no visible signs of damage then it's fine, so obviously ask to see the iPad fully working and inspect for any signs of damage, and third, make this exchange in the most populated area in the State you are in, good luck and i envy you if this in fact turns out to be legitimate :)
 

max pl

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Jun 9, 2010
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well apparently its New in Box so yeah i'll have to open the box in person.

but now that i think about it, its probably just a craigslist scammer and ive just given them my email to spam my inbox with that typical craigslist spam. damn!
 

max pl

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Oh man, look at this craigslist ad from my area:

Dear Mother ****er Who Broke Into My House And Took My Brand New iPad(serial number ending in UZ39),

While you were sneaking around Saugerties N.Y. getting ready to rob my house I was out at an interview(Not that you would know anything about what thats like). In case you were wondering I got that for my birthday on the 1st of July, and my family all pitched in to get it so i'm sure you can get a pretty penny for it seeing that its basically new. Personally I think your a douche bag and you should return it as anonymously as you possibly can, but in the event that you don't want to, or have already sold it, I would like you to know that I'm going to find you. I have already filed a police report, told everyone in my neighborhood, and mentioned it on facebook. It's only a matter of time before I have successfully approached all methods of advertising and you can't even use it anymore. Of all of the things in the apartment you took the iPad. Why did you skip over the Macbook that was sitting right in front of you? Although a person who lacks the obedience to abide by simple moral rules shouldn't be expected to demonstrate anything but futility. Seeing that you are a complete moron I have attached a picture of my empty iPad shelf in case you forgot where to you took it from. Your ignorance and envy have cause a lot of pain, heartache, and taxpayers money and I hope the cops find you and my iPad before I do. Thanks for the time *******.
-**** You!

Dear Person Who Bought My iPad Off The Mother ****er Who Broke Into My House And Stole It,

Hey! If you were sold an iPad with the last 4 of the serial number as UZ39 you should contact me and we can find out if you got my iPad. If you have some method of finding the person who sold it to you and you contact me via the information below. Even if you cant get in contact with them I will have the police finger print dust the **** out of it until they get the right one. I will guarantee you get it back(at no additional cost) after I sue the **** out of him for everything I possibly can. If you want it in writing I can make that happen. This guy is a low life, the scum of the Earth, and you shouldn't want him on the streets for fear of your life. Lets work together to get this bastard(and new iPads) and give him whats coming to him. I appreciate your time and I hope to hear from you soon.
-Marc


Phone: 845-392-3383 (24/7)
Text: 845-392-3383 (24/7)
Email: Mail@envyzage.com(24/7)
 

Hydrocity

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You should call him, and let him come with you. Meet the guy in a very busy place, and if the ipad does have that serial number, kick his @ss!
 

max pl

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Jun 9, 2010
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i dont think the two are related in any way.

i just wanted to post that kids rant cause it was too funny.
 

WLS

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Jul 10, 2008
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It might not even be an iPad. I have a search saved for iPad on my cragslist App and I see a lot of people with iPods for sale but calling them iPads so it might just be someone stupid selling an " iPad Touch"
Most likely it is a scam. Do not send money to people on Craigs List. Do an in person meeting in a public place or their home.
I see somebody local to me is selling the same thing for $435. ad seems to be blocked already by Craigslist as it only shows the title for me in my CraigsPhone app.
 

3lionsbecks

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Jul 19, 2010
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Oh man, look at this craigslist ad from my area:

Dear Mother ****er Who Broke Into My House And Took My Brand New iPad(serial number ending in UZ39),

While you were sneaking around Saugerties N.Y. getting ready to rob my house I was out at an interview(Not that you would know anything about what thats like). In case you were wondering I got that for my birthday on the 1st of July, and my family all pitched in to get it so i'm sure you can get a pretty penny for it seeing that its basically new. Personally I think your a douche bag and you should return it as anonymously as you possibly can, but in the event that you don't want to, or have already sold it, I would like you to know that I'm going to find you. I have already filed a police report, told everyone in my neighborhood, and mentioned it on facebook. It's only a matter of time before I have successfully approached all methods of advertising and you can't even use it anymore. Of all of the things in the apartment you took the iPad. Why
did you skip over the Macbook that was sitting right in front of you? Although a person who lacks the obedience to abide by simple moral rules shouldn't be expected to demonstrate anything but futility. Seeing that you are a complete moron I have attached a picture of my empty iPad shelf in case you forgot where to you took it from. Your ignorance and envy have cause a lot of pain, heartache, and taxpayers money and I hope the cops find you and my iPad before I do. Thanks for the time *******.
-**** You!

Dear Person Who Bought My iPad Off The Mother ****er Who Broke Into My House And Stole It,

Hey! If you were sold an iPad with the last 4 of the serial number as UZ39 youshould contact me and we can find out if you got my iPad. If you have some method of finding the person who sold it to you and you contact me via the information below. Even if you cant get in contact with them I will have the police finger print dust the **** out of it until they get the right one. I will guarantee you get it back(at no additional cost) after I sue the **** out of him for everything I possibly can. If you want it in writing I can make that happen. This guy is a low life, the scum of the Earth, and you shouldn't want him on the streets for fear of your life. Lets work together to get this bastard(and new iPads) and give him whats coming to him. I appreciate yourtime and I hope to hear from you soon.
-Marc


Phone: 845-392-3383 (24/7)
Text: 845-392-3383 (24/7)
Email: Mail@envyzage.com(24/7)
That dude is rocked
 

ClutchThese

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Jun 25, 2010
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That's crazy cheep! I am a new proud owner of an iPad! As a matter of fact, this is my first post with it! I paid 400 for mine it's a wifi 16gb! I'm stoked

Cheers!

That last post is insane!! I hope he find the little fudger!
 

Alvi

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Oct 31, 2008
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Just don't buy it, when it's too good to be true, It is too good to be true, topped out specs, for less than the low end? probably fake, or broken
 

Boiler

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Apr 30, 2009
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I wasnt really planning on getting an ipad til version 2 or the palmpad when thats released but ive stumbled upon an unbelievable price on craigslist that i cant pass up.

64 gig 3G version for only $460.

Now I'm guessing this things either broken or stolen since its that cheap but if it is either of the two, i need some advice.

First, if its broken, what are some of the common things i should look for in a broken ipad? And second, if this thing is stolen, something he'll likely not admit to, am i screwed if i buy it and its somehow tracked via mac address or whatever?

I know some of you have bought yours through craigslist so let me know how your deal went.

Thanks.
Are you in Indianapolis because that exact same ad is up here too. And it probably is fake.
 

gigaguy

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Apr 19, 2010
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in my town, 80% of the iPad listings are frauds or scams. ebay is safer if you know what you are doing, and use the bing cashback 8% discount til July 30.
 

ashVID

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Jun 30, 2007
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You know what they say about a fool and his money... Scammers suck but generally, they are taking advantage of human greed. In those cases, I don't feel so sorry for the "victims." If you are buying something that is too good to be true, then it is.

Whether it's an "investment" that pays crazy interest or a cheap electronic, you KNOW you are playing with fire. It's a gamble. It's a lottery ticket. Just don't come whining when you don't win the lottery.

In OP's case, good job sniffing it out but from now on, just glance over that stuff. You were smart enough to ask so, props for that.




ash =o)
 

aohus

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Apr 4, 2010
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its a scam dont buy it. always investigate further before claiming it could be legit.