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I had arranged with a seller to buy his one month old GTX 580 for $280; he had upgraded to a 6990. I contacted him Tuesday and arranged to buy it Wednesday after work(I wasn't able to get there sooner.. school is to blame). Sadly, he didn't keep his part of the commitment... I'm guessing he found another buyer, because when Wednesday came around, he no longer responded to text or phone calls.

I'm sad I missed out on such a good deal
Edited by whitingnick - 3/31/11 at 5:44pm
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post #2 of 11
$280?!

fishy.jpg
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Too good to be true, wouldn't have been surprised if he tried to rip you off somehow.
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post #4 of 11
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$280?!

fishy.jpg
Perhaps it was a calculated strike made to fall on April 1st.

    
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post #5 of 11
he might have just wanted to get rid of it, i sold my 470 for $150 or is that a normal price ?
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Perhaps it was a calculated strike made to fall on April 1st.

Oh, that would just be awful. I would rather someone leave a bottle of pee near my desk than do that.

470 for 150?! I was thinking of selling a 460 for that.

Pfft!
post #7 of 11
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Oh, that would just be awful. I would rather someone leave a bottle of pee near my desk than do that.

470 for 150?! I was thinking of selling a 460 for that.

Pfft!
To be fair, respect to him for having the time and patience to set up such an elaborate April Fools, but it is pretty mean.
    
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post #8 of 11
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It could of been a spoof, but he seemed very honest. I believe he just wanted to unload it. Once in a while you run into these types of situations. I was planning to test the card first too, so he wasn't selling me junk.

I'm feeling he just found a buyer that night and decided to unload it. I've seen that happen before.
Edited by whitingnick - 3/31/11 at 5:58pm
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I brought a 2 month old saphire 5770 from someone for £20 after he got it but was not happy and upgraded to a 5870 it does happen.
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I brought a 2 month old saphire 5770 from someone for £20 after he got it but was not happy and upgraded to a 5870 it does happen.
20pound? holy shizz
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