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Old 10-19-2005, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Is this too GOOD to be true??!!

I recieved the following PM in responce to a thread I started.http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=24257

Sounds TOO good to be true. If the guy lived in the UK, I've visit him, check the laptop and pay cash. However, he lives in the US!! Retails price for the Acer 4500 is around 1,200 GBP and he's selling a mint condition one for 410 GBP.

What would you do??

Here's the PM:

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Laptop

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Are you still looking for a laptop?

I have a much more powerful one than the one you listed for sale....and at a better price

I am looking to upgrade to a desktop

It is 2 months old...It's the Acer Ferrari 4005

If interested I can send you some pics

OS Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Processor AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology ML-37
1MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz
Memory 1GB (512/512) DDR333 SDRAM
Storage 100GB hard drive
Integrated DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
Optional external USB 1.44MB3 floppy drive

TFT Display 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050)
Graphics ATI® MOBILITYTM RADEON® X700 graphics, 128MB DDR
Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN, Bluetooth®, gigabit LAN, V.92 modem



I am located in the U.S. I am looking to get 410 GBP for it.....It includes EVERYTHING and is in MINT condition....
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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Sounds good, but I would be cautious just in case this guy's a fraud.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:34 AM   #3
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yeah, sounds fishy to me, a brand new laptop for that little money? considering how much he paid for it?.......it's too good to be true.
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Ask him to sell it on ebay. Then we shall know...
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Thought so.

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