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Listed the MAC for Sale

July 5th, 2008 at 05:01 pm

My sister wants to by the Dell from me for a $100 a month (hmmmmm) big mistake I am sure. So I listed my Mac for $100 less than what I purchased it for because I really can't afford it in addition I do not like it. I know it's because I am use to the PC. Every one that I have spoken to have nothing but great things to say but I just don't like
I got this email from a guy who wants to buy it but I am not going for this either pay me cash or pay me through paypal and I will ship, see below and let me know what you think?
Thank you very much for your swift response and for telling me the
item is still available.I am satisfied with the conditions has you
have stated in the ad.

I have a schedule already,for i need to attend an important seminar in
Iowa so i wont be able to come to check it at your place.Since i am ok
with the condition,i will be sending you a business check that will
cover the amount of the item and the moving funds.You are to take your
money for the item from the check after cleared in your bank within
2-3 days and have the rest sent to the mover via western union money transfer.For your
inconvenience,i will add $100 with the payment to be your running
around fee.I'm always a busy man and i will not like to miss this
item.The info of the mover will be sent to you after the check is
received.

Get back to me with your name and address where the check will be addressed to,including your contact phone number.

Have a nice weekend


8 Responses to “Listed the MAC for Sale”

  1. cptacek Says:

    DO NOT DO THIS!!! this is a fraud. The western union part tipped me off...I had a guy buy a tv from someone and sent them money via western union and my friend never got the tv (like $3000)!

  2. joetaxpayer Says:

    The letter you show has "scam" written all over it.
    Don't fall for it.

  3. annab Says:

    Don't ever sell computers on eBay. A buddy of mine got TOTALLY SCAMMED by these suckers, and lost nearly 800 bucks. No matter how good it sounds, just don't do it. Find someone w/cash on C-list or something. Don't even use Paypal, that's how my buddy got tanked: the person turned around and said someone hijacked the Paypal account, and they took back the money.

    Seriously, cash or no deal.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I agree with the others. The letter has SCAM written loud and clear. Don't deal with this person any more.

  5. koppur Says:

    Scam scam scam!!! Be careful sunshine!

  6. scfr Says:

    You did the right thing by not agreeing to that sale ... Sure smells like a scam to me too!

    Oh, and are you sure you really want to sell the Dell to your sister, given her history with paying you back? Perhaps you could tell her she could put it on "lay-a-way" and once she has paid the full amount, she can have it? Smile

  7. veronak Says:

    Thanks annab I was considering paypal. SCFR I decided not to sell to her for that very reason (her history) that was one of te reason I listed the Mac on craiglist

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Never accept check and then wire money...the checks are no good. You will be out the computer and the full amount. Deal locally only and in cash!

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