Oh, it's fun. I've bought, sold and traded on that site a few times. Of course, common sense is needed when dealing with cash transactions between strangers on the Internets.nice find! i dont use craigslist much
Call Dell with the serial number and/or wait for the police to show up when you go online.
It's a $1200-$1350 laptop (felony level theft). It was just announced at CES2015 earlier this month and just released. Do you honestly believe it's not stolen?
Seems weird that he needed to pay late bills and just ordered a $1000 laptop from Dell this month don'cha'think?
SuperSubZero said:So If he had late bills why is he buying $1000 laptops, and why is he willing to take a $700 hit? $300 isn't going to pay any bill that he'd lose his car/house over. Why didn't he just return it?
Definitely sketchy. If I were playing detective I'd say it's a work laptop that fell through asset tracking and landed in his lap, and he's just trying to dump it fast.
What do you guys think?
"Brand new, never used." These sell for $500 average. Very good specs.
He said that he was having to pay late bills. The laptop appears to have been ordered, as there is a opened plastic UPS invoice holder on it (the box). The laptop came from Dell directly, and it had the owners sign-in on it still. I went ahead and did a complete wipe, and reinstall of Windows 8.1.
Actually, it's $999 at Best Buy. And, by your theory, ANY laptop that you might deem as a "good deal" could be stolen. Or anything at all on Craigslist, for that matter.
If the service tag is not put in to the Dell website, I doubt that anything would come of it.
I bought a brand new, maxed out MBPR w/ 3 year apple care warranty for only $2000 and as I was leaving the guy gave me a huge case of burned programs. As if that wasn't sketchy enough, he kept texting me for like 2 months asking if I wanted other various high end laptops for huge discounts. I asked one of my buddies who works at Acer about it and he said he probably RMA'ing them, filling the return packages with dry ice, and then claiming that he shipped it and it must have been stolen. That's like an $800 laptop so I wouldn't be surprised if the guy who sold it to you is doing something similar.
No name on the box. He was using a walker, just recently had back surgery. For all I know, it was a gift to him from someone else, and he didn't know the value of what he had (which is what I assumed when doing the sale), and needed the money for exactly what he said.
Mah, all I see here locally on CL are overpriced years old Macs, "gaming" desktops, old ancient servers and crap like that.
Monday night I picked up an EVGA X58 SLI LE motherboard, i7 930, heatsink, and 12GB of triple channel ram for $120. Oh, and it was all mounted in a partial, but functional Antec 900 case. Partial in that the whole front was missing and there is no side panel. It would make a good open test bench type case, or you can run it as is if you don't mind a wide open case.
The memory is 6 sticks total. It's 2 separate 6GB triple channel kits.
Oh, and the board is a Rev. 2.0 so in theory it should support the 6 core Xeons that everyone loves. I'm off to see what I can find on ebay.