Yesterday I heard back from the seller about the MacBook Pro I found on Craigslist. I was really hoping that it was a local person selling an MBP at a low price. Well, turns out the the whole thing is a scam. It was hard to believe at first, considering the ad said that the product was in Elmira. I was really hoping to get this so that Albert could retire his 7 year old PowerBook. I guess things are just too good to be true. The “seller” and I have been emailing back and forth. She was willing to take care of the shipping costs (she has moved to Manchester, UK now) via DHL and then I would pay her after receiving the MBP and verifying that it works.
I got curious, so I plugged her email [firstname.lastname@example.org] into Google and got two hits from blogs about MacBook scams on Craigslist. I am glad that I did. So now I am just leaving the situation as is. If she emails me back, I may see where it goes. But I am now certain that I am getting played and I am not happy at all.
Albert, sorry that I could not get you a MacBook at the incredible price of $640.00 – Craigslist is just a cespool of scams.