Weird offer on craigslist for my Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by granny shifter, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. granny shifter macrumors member

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    Well, I posted up my 2010 Macbook Air on Craigslist and have received the occasional lowballs, etc. I just sadly received an email offer of someone wanting to trade their poodle for my Air. They attached pictures as well. At first, I thought this was a joke but I googled their email address and discovered that they were legitimately letting go of their poodles. This is just awkward and sad.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I feel bad for the dog, I mean how unloved it must be, that the owner was willing to trade it for a computer :(
     
  3. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    It is quite sad indeed, I've seen postings with people willing to trade their pooch for cell phones and inanimate things. Can't imagine. I would never ever trade my beloved dog for anything in the world! (I tell her that all the time) :eek:
     
  4. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps they're thinking you might take the dog so they can flip the MacBook Air even faster on Craigslist. ;)
     
  5. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Heh, I got an offer of a rusted paintball gun once for my iPad.

    And "quality tattoo work"
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Well, that may be the weirdest thing I have seen with CL. I was expecting a post about a scam. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    maybe the pooch is better off in a new home
     

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  8. aptar macrumors newbie

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    I would pass on the poodle. New models should be out in July.
     
  9. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not that it's unloved, it's their business to sell (and obviously trade) poodles.
    And they usually sell them to loving families (there are exceptions...).
     
  10. aptar macrumors newbie

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    Yes, backyard breeding is an industry full of love and affection. :confused:
     
  11. bwphoto macrumors member

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    If it's a purebred it might be worth more than your MBA. Think about trading, then trading up again. That is kinda f'd up though.
     
  12. Duke15 macrumors 6502

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    you need a license to drive but not to own an animal, clearly some people should not
     
  13. nebulos macrumors 6502a

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    i think half the people on here would have traded, if the poodle came with backlit keys.
     
  14. granny shifter thread starter macrumors member

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    The sad thing is that it isn't even a puppy. The pics look like it is a little older.
     
  15. eckthroi macrumors regular

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    haha Now that was funny. I sure got a good chuckle.....thanks :)
     
  16. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    An offer that Harry from Dumb and Dumber could not refuse.
     
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    You think there's a chance the new Pooch IIII will feature an upgraded Vag and tail unit with backlit keys *LOL*
     
  18. captainmuggles macrumors newbie

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    craigs list backlit keys poodle

    Nebulos; What a great post! I'm still laughing. (The really funny thing is: You are probably right). I know I would trade as long as the backlighting was adjustable on the poodle!
     
  19. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Just hope the poodles get good homes......not that i'm particular fond of poodles.
     
  20. Duke15 macrumors 6502

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    not even pink ones?
     
  21. oneofthesedaves macrumors regular

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    The MBA is much more useful than a dog. He probably wants to trade because the dog ate/pissed on his old Mac. If he trades you the dog for an MBA, problem solved...he has a new Mac and you have the spawn of satan as a new pet. Then you go to meet him somewhere to make the trade. He shows up without a dog and takes your MBA at gunpoint. Craig's list is a creepy place.
     
  22. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    What's the going rate for poodles these days?
     
  23. Marconelly macrumors 6502

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    It's kind of funny but at least they seem to want to try something before they probably let the dog off at Humane Society where the dog will just eventually be put down.

    There's many reason why people want to let go of their pets and not all of them are selfish.
     
  24. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on their parentage, they can easily go for $1000 and up.
     
  25. Variant macrumors 6502

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    More than you can afford, pal.

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