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I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 12, 2007 11:02PM
Saw an iBook on Craigslist. This was my email to the seller:

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Is the iBook sold?


Does the iSight come with everything - clear case, wires, box?
This is an in-person deal, correct? Not an overseas payment scam (Wolverhampton UK, etc)

Thanks!

The reply:

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Susan Leaf
Hello


I still have the laptop. As I said, the laptop is an US version and it comes with 32 months of applecare.
I have attached some pics with the laptop to this e-mail. I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Since I can't meet you and make the exchange, I would like to use a service that will help us with that:

www.tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot/third_party_service.html

TNT is a worldwide delivery company (like Fedex, DHL or UPS). You can see from their procedure that you will be able to check the laptop before I receive the payment. If you are in a hurry, I will use 2 days delivery (on my expense).

Let me know what you think.

Best Regards,
Susan

They don't really read the emails they get, do they?
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 12, 2007 11:04PM
Well, did you mention Wolverhampton first and they just copied that from you or what?
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: blusubaru
Date: June 12, 2007 11:09PM
HAHA! I replied to the same ad, but here in Indianapolis. Which one did you do?

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Hello

I still have the laptop. As I said, the laptop is an US version and it comes with 32 months of applecare.
I have attached some pics with the laptop to this e-mail. I am now in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Since I can't meet you and make the exchange, I would like to use a service that will help us with that:

www.tnt.com/tnt.express.wolverhampton.depot/third_party_service.html

TNT is a worldwide delivery company (like Fedex, DHL or UPS). You can see from their procedure that you will be able to check the laptop before I receive the payment. If you are in a hurry, I will use 2 days delivery (on my expense).

Let me know what you think.

Best Regards,
Susan

My reply was simply, "Nah, send it C.O.D."
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: incognegro
Date: June 12, 2007 11:35PM
I sent Wolverhampton first. This "Susan Leaf" person (has gone under other names) always seems to use the same location, so since the deal looked like it might be a scam, I put that in to see if they wouldn't write back, but they did anyway.



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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 12, 2007 11:49PM
hmm, I guess they have their story and are sticking to it.
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: h'
Date: June 13, 2007 04:01AM
In all likelihood there's a non-english speaking person reading and responding with canned text.
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: June 13, 2007 07:33AM
Ahhh Susan - been a few month since I "chatted" with her



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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 13, 2007 11:34AM
I did more than just "chat her up".....
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Re: I sent an email to a CL seller...
Posted by: SLM
Date: June 13, 2007 11:58AM
Yeah, I got that one too... the dead giveaway was the initial ad had a mac book pro box in the image the email had another, correct box but the iSight had vanished, was suspicious from the get go, when she emailed me back I was tempted (as I have friends in the vicinity) to go for the wind-up.
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