Originally Posted by neurotix
He's right about cards on Craigslist being overpriced, you know.
Also, saying all this stuff about your experience and bragging about degrees you have isn't going to convince anyone of anything, or earn you any rep around here. Not cool.
Quite frankly, I couldn't care less about whether you or anyone on here thinks highly of me. I'm not here for reputation, I'm here to help people. If that's why you're here then I suggest you grow up, and realize there are more important things in life. I stated my knowledge in computers because it was relevant to the case I was pointing out to the individual.
Originally Posted by laptopcentral
hey dracconus , how much you pay for that hd 7950, it sounds like you hit a hustle. ya craigslist fanboy, take it down a notch!
HEY i didnt mean to piss you off or anything, and the rest of those prices i listed werent directed at you,
But lets get this straight, shopping on craigslist sounds like a hassle. U packed up your computer , and brought it over to a strangers house. How much is your computer worth? Did you bring back up, a friend so you dont get jumped and robbed? Really your gonna notarize a craigslist deal lol(thats a dick move, thats like doing that at a garage sale) I know you may never have been in a fight or anything like that, but sometimes you do gotta watch your back, things happen.
You didn't offend me at all, nor did I take it that you meant to. I also hope that I didn't offend you, as that was not the intention at all; I was just arguing my defense same as anyone would, and if that seemed defensive in approach I apologize, as it wasn't. Also, on the note of making them sign a contract stating that they knew of no defects, it's perfectly legal, and as stated so long as they have nothing to hide, they truly won't have a problem. I have done it a few times myself. I bought the card for 200 when they were pretty fresh on the market, and with thirty minutes of my time got it working better than that kid ever could. And yes, bringing my system was a bit of a pain in the ass, but I worked in home security at the time, used my company truck, and have a CHL so I'm not too concerned with whether someone wanted to "overpower me."
Originally Posted by Truedeal
That sounds like a bold statement, I want to see benches.
I have benches in numerous places both on and off of this websites forums, I've no need to supply what you can't spend the time to search for if you're so interested in them, or trying to prove someoen wrong to satisfy what little epeen you think you have.
Originally Posted by Tokkan
Agreed. Sounds like I'm at work and one of the random customers came in saying that his PC needs to be sent to warranty and doesn't want me to test the computer out cause his brother/son/boyfriend/friend is taking/took computer engineering and he should know.
Same happened with a guy that actually is taking computer engineering and complained about his HP laptop overheating. After booting it up the AMD graphics card wasn't installed... after being installed problem was fixed.
Major in derp.
I have the fastest TI 84 Plus!!!!!!11111!!11!!!11!1!!1! It can do 2+2 before you finish typing it in.
Edit: Not to mention that he went ahead and called the guy ignorant.
I wasn't saying he himself is ignorant. I'm saying that his ignorance with whether or not people may or may not want to do something on craigslist has nothing to do with whether or not I will.
Furthermore, assuming that I'm someone just making things up because I can is utterly, and completely your right, but it doesn't really do any favors for you. A simple search of my name will list enough credentials to get you started on understand the skills that I actually do have, and have proven over the last 10+ years. Also, back to the original quote I supplied i really am not the type of person to care whether you do, or don't believe me. The proof is there if you require it, but I'm not going to supply it to you if you're too lazy to go get it yourself. (calm down, I'm not saying you are, I'm just saying that laziness is not something I enforce.)
You all have the option of taking anything that someone types online with a grain of salt. If you feel offended by someone that you've never met in person, and have no real interaction with in a social setting then I am sorry, but you need to realize that this is not that serious. I came on to these forums to both share my experiences, and knowledge, while also contributing and gaining knowledge, and nothing more. I don't need, nor want any kind of negative implications directed at or towards me, as they're unnecessary, and honestly I am, for the most part impervious to them as I've had it most of my life anyways. I get that some of you may have the need to make others feel bad to lift your own spirits, but I am not even in the slightest, tempted to have interaction with those types nor will I engage myself in that form of behavior
. My statement was, and is still in place to serve as justification that simply saying "buying something off craigslist is too risky" is wrong. There is a risk of buying anything, especially electronics. The determination of whether or not it's WORTH the risk to you is what makes you buy it, nothing more, and nothing less. Whether craigslist is overpriced in YOUR area has nothing to do with whether it is in mine, or someone else's, or whether or not people are willing ot barter, either. Criagslist, ebid, ebay, ubid, and several other places all have the potential of being overpriced when you think about it. However, if you WERE to think about it most of the things that you're saying are "overpriced" were overpriced to begin with. Look at the price comparisons of new-on-the-market versus prices after a single fiscal year. There is a huge fluctuation in the electronics market, and it's dominated by sales. Furthermore, you have something with craigslist that MAKES it worth a little extra more: The ability ot get it faster, locally, and TEST it before you buy it (if you're so willing.) To me, that's worth the price for used equipment. I'd rather pay 25-50 more for something locally, and test it before I bought it than throw a crap shoot on ebay and HOPE that the seller was honest when they said "New Other", or "Used" instead of Seller Refurbished, or total P.O.S.
My risk is mine alone, and whether or not you are willing ot personally take that chance is up to you entirely. I am just giving some peace of mind to people when I say that buying off craigslist is no more of a challenge, or indication of one than buying anywhere else. Even with reputable retailers like NewEgg, Directron, FrozenCPU, Xoxide, and others you still have the same crap shoot of receiving bad items that you would from Ebay, craigslist etc. Sure, you have the option of returning them, but if you're smart, and the seller is trustworthy, then you have that option with craigslist too.
For those that are looking for a TL;DR version...read it anyways, concise is not useful in the scenario of explanation.