craigs list deal went south today :(

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  1. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    well I had a deal to get an ibook from this dude in southpark (yes theres a real place in washington called southpark) I drove ALLLL the way to south seattle to see him and then he got cold feet and backed out. I mean I'm not damning the guy but its not like he hasnt had time to think this over. We negotiated a price and terms for sale a week ago. I met him up and i sat there running the apple hardware diagnostic software (this was an ibook i was buying) and it was great...then at the last second (I HAD MY WALLET OUT!) he decided that he didnt want to do the deal. so I left. I'm pretty pissed about it. anyway now im depressed. I was hoping to get a decent ibook for cheap before school started.
     
  2. nuG

    nuG is having a sexy party

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    i know how you feel man. Thats horrible. I want an ibook too and my friend was sellin his but was askin waaaaaayyyy too much. wasnt worth it. wouldnt even give me a discount cause im his bud. :(
     
  3. NUCLEARWINTER

    NUCLEARWINTER Reap What You Sow.

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    soz bout ya gettin tha shaft gemini. u ought to leave him negative feedback on the street. "(-) TERRIBLE STREET-BUYER!!!!! DROVE AN ASSLOAD OF MILES TO CLOSE DEAL WHICH HAD BEEN AGREED UPON. DID NOT GO THRU WITH TRANSACTION. WASTE OF MY TIME AND BUTTLOAD OF MONEY IN GAS. AVOID BARTERING WITH THIS GUY!!!!"
     
  4. Electroe

    Electroe DH wanderer

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    The time, the effort and the feeling of owning an iBook. All crushed in the last minute.
    I hate it when people get cold feet at the last minute, especially when they have a week to consider.
     
  5. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    You probably showed him stuff he hadn't seen it do until you ran all those tests on it. Then realized what he was letting go of.

    It still stinks that he backed out of it, but that's probably what did it.

    Also, is there any chance that thing was 'hot'?
     
  6. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    always carry a baseball bat in yer trunk for such occassions
     
  7. Randomletters

    Randomletters ))((

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    Yea sounds like it was stolen, at first it was going to be a quick sale so he was cool with that but then once you busted out with the diagnostic software he was afraid youll find something he didnt want you to. Id atleast post an ad on CL with your story and if anyones missing an ibook to E-mail/Call you.
     
  8. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    possibly. He seemed to know alot about computers. He was telling me about the software he installed on it (mostly like netoffice and some mutli-client IM program similar to trillian) and everything. I dont know. It seemed like he owned the thing but on the other hand he MYSTERIOUSLY couldnt find any of the manuals or the software discs for it. I suppose its possible it wasnt stolen, but its also entirely possible that the thing was hot.

    Oh well. I'm gunna figure something else out.
     
  9. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    It had to have been a lemon and when he found out you weren't a fool he backed out. Why else would he wait until after the testing, he could have told you as soon as you met.
     
  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Using that logic, he would have come out ahead to have gone ahead as sold it 'as it'.

    I'm still thinking it must have been a hot one.
     
  11. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    I ran the hardware test and everything worked. Iplayed around with it and everything worked. Brought a mac expert with me who said it looked clean, so yea its POSSIBLE it was a lemon but I think it was just hot. Somehow he got cold feet. I dont know why or how but he did. Kinda scares me since i brought cash to pay for it (ALOT of cash)

    maybe he was planning on robbing me and decided not to since I had 3 people with me.
     
  12. SFOSOK

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    It wasn't stolen, if it was he would have gotten rid of it and given it to you
     
  13. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Perhaps he forgot to delete all the porn. We'll never know...unless he tries to sell it again.
     

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