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Windows 7: Do you guys think this gaming PC from Craigslist is worth it?

02 Jun 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How many miles is a buyer and seller going to travel over a $750.00 computer.

Next question. Why can't the seller sell this computer locally?
Their is always someone looking for a good priced quality computer.


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02 Jun 2015   #12
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
How many miles is a buyer and seller going to travel over a $750.00 computer.

Next question. Why can't the seller sell this computer locally?
Their is always someone looking for a good priced quality computer.
Not sure what you mean, this is local.

He said he purchased on Amazon and he can email me the invoices, he is also giving all the original boxes.
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02 Jun 2015   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea from behind my keyboard where the seller or you are located.

Just buy it and let us know what happens.

Have a nice day.
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02 Jun 2015   #14
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I have no idea from behind my keyboard where the seller or you are located.

Just buy it and let us know what happens.

Have a nice day.
Well Craigslist is usually local. You have a nice day too!
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02 Jun 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Still sounds fishy to me
His hobby is to loose money :/
Often if it's too good to be true it often is

Make sure you get all boxes and all receipts.
Don't go alone.
Good luck.
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02 Jun 2015   #16
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
Thank you guys a bunch.

I think I'll ask more about the warranty. Do I just need the receipts and I should be good?

Obviously I tried to haggle and got it down to $750, and I will meet at a public place, as long as I have the receipts, I don't think I need to test it (I'd rather meet at a public place than test it). I'll record everything with a camera too.

EDIT: Oh and he said the PSU is 550.
If you can meet the seller in person to check it, see the receipts..boxes etc, and check the system out it can be a good deal. To buy over the internet via email as the others have posted is fishy for sure.

And yes, you need to test it. Meet the seller and view everything before agreeing.
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02 Jun 2015   #17
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by miketh2005 View Post
Thank you guys a bunch.

I think I'll ask more about the warranty. Do I just need the receipts and I should be good?

Obviously I tried to haggle and got it down to $750, and I will meet at a public place, as long as I have the receipts, I don't think I need to test it (I'd rather meet at a public place than test it). I'll record everything with a camera too.

EDIT: Oh and he said the PSU is 550.
If you can meet the seller in person to check it, see the receipts..boxes etc, and check the system out it can be a good deal. To buy over the internet via email as the others have posted is fishy for sure.

And yes, you need to test it. Meet the seller and view everything before agreeing.
I'm not sure how to test it without risking my life, lol. They always say to meet at a public place for Craigslist. If the receipts and warranties check out, anything that goes is wrong when I test it at home should be able to be replaced, and it would still be a good deal, right?
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02 Jun 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea that's kind of where some of the mystery comes to play,
If the cpu is actually installed on the board or if a different one is,
It is the hardest to see when a heat sink is installed

Box could be left over from another assembly ?
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03 Jun 2015   #19
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea that's kind of where some of the mystery comes to play,
If the cpu is actually installed on the board or if a different one is,
It is the hardest to see when a heat sink is installed

Box could be left over from another assembly ?
Damn, very nice thinking, never thought about that. Hmm.
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03 Jun 2015   #20
miketh2005

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Damn, wouldn't it even be possible to trick a PC into showing the wrong CPU? Even a fake GPU? That would be going all out on the scam, that'd be a good scam though. Thinking of the worst possibility.

I'm not sure how to fully protect myself....
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