I put a posting on Craig’s list for a dead laptop. I figured the working parts would be worth some money and I didn’t want the hassle of parting it out.
I figured $50.00 is a good deal for the buyer because the battery, hard drive and optical drive would go for at least 125 on ebay.
so I put the following ad up
Toshiba A65-S126 (dead) - $50
My mother dropped this laptop and now it won’t work. It will power on for about 4 seconds with no display then it powers off.
I’ve ruled out loose cable connections internally and I don’t want to take the trouble to trey and fix it. If you buy this you get the non working system with the following working parts
- Original Hard Drive
- Original Dvd Burner
- Memory Upgrade (512mb)
- Working Battery
- Toshiba Wireless Card.
- Windows XP Home OEM Key
Basically if you can fix this you have a great low end computer for $50.00 If you can’t I know the components sell for more than $50 on E-bay
I had one person who I was in discussions with so I ignored another that E-mail I got . The main reason I ignored it was because of the content. It said
I just wanna know if this items is still up
for sale and how much its gonna cost me
to get it.
Now in the title of the Craigs List ad I put $50 and I repeated it in the body so it is obvious how much it is. I ignored it because I felt it was from a scammer. Yesterday I received the following
So now I thought I might have a real person here and replied
"I’m sorry for not replying sooner. I had the price in the title and when I received your email I assumed it was from an automated system that was run be a scammer. The old I’ll send you a check for more than the asking price and you send me money back.
It’s $50.00 total for everything."
So I figured I’d get a reply back either accepting my apology or telling me he is no longer interested. Instead I got
“Thanks for your reply,i am located in remrenburg city in ny,i really
need to buy this and send to my son schooling outside the state as a
gift.i have been trying to buy this on ebay but its so very stressful
buying you$550 so as to close the auction as soon as possible.i wil be
paying through paypal because i have a verified account with paypal.so
kindly get back with your paypal email address and name.so i can make
payment into your paypal account .thanks”
So what do you think person with a sense of humor or scammer?