That's my fear. But, not every good deal out there can be untrue. The guy is in Europe, his feedback is 100% positive and has a good amount of feedback. He says he has several other auctions b/c he has several of these. $1290 is his buy it now price. I'm waiting for a response back to a link with a buy it now feature. I have still not made up my mind.
Well, if I was going to give away $1200, I'd rather at least have "some" hope that I was going to receive what I paid for. Haha....
You have to actually look at his feedback. I did, and he mostly has seller's feedback for items he bought, all of which were less than $50, some $5. Very suspicious. Anyone dealing with computers, etc, usually has feedback that includes such things, but his doesn't. That's a red flag to me.
You cannot get legitimate new PBs unless you are an authorized Apple dealer. Maybe they're hot. Some cheaters build up good feedback by buying lots of junk. Then they spring their trap, knowing that most buyers don't actually look at the feedback.
I followed some auctions like this before by one seller, where a bunch of people jumped on several PB units. I corresponded with the buyers after the end of the auction, and they all got burned.
Notice, he doesn't say anything about how he got them - it's all just cut and paste the standard info. And the category it's in is Cothing > Men's Shoes!!!
There's no pictures on the listing, but the seller emailed them to me> I asked if it was stolen. He told me he got it as part of a "deal." He wants money to be wired via Western Union and can't currently take paypal payments even though paypal is listed as one of his options. He sent me a big "I give you my word email." I'm not buying it.
A legitimate seller would not have cut & paste all that info. Anyone who is in the market for a PowerBook, already knows those details and just wants the basic info, ie: cpu speed, screen size, RAM, HD, etc. They would have told a more believable story and not put it in Men's clothing for God's sake. I say it's complete ********!