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Old 05-18-2008, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ABS G3 A45 Laptop - What is it worth?

I'm trying to sell my laptop, partly because it's around 3 years old. I have it listed on ebay, but I'm not sure if I'm getting ripped off on it since I paid $1,500... It is a great laptop, plays games well (Radeon 9700).THREE years ago. Someone offered me $450 for it. I don't know what to do, partly because I do need a laptop but I want to downsize (fast, but smaller). You see, I'm doing webdesigns, custom programming, and custom software for people and I have to actually use my laptop to go to THEM and show them how do use my software, or give them concepts and what not. So what I want is a very (much cheaper) good laptop, that can be used as this. So what would you sell this laptop as? This is my highest bid I ever gotten, if you're interested I can give you a link to Ebay to place your bid.

Here are the specs:
Brand ABS
Series MAYHEM
Model Mayhem G3 A45
General
Operating System Windows XP Professional
CPU Type 1 x Athlon 64 3400+
Screen 15.4" WXGA TFT
Memory Size 1GB
Hard Disk 100GB
Optical Drive DVDĪR/RW Dtive
Graphics Card ATI Mobility RADEON 9700
Video Memory Dedicated 128MB
Communication Modem, LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1x Type I/II PC Card Slot
Dimensions 14.1"x10.6"x1.44"(WxDxH)
Weight 7.7lbs
CPU
CPU Type AMD Athlon 64
CPU Speed 3400+
CPU L2 Cache 1MB
Chipset
Chipset SiS 755 + SiS SB 963L
Display
Screen Size 15.4"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Display Type Wide XGA
Resolution 1280 x 800
Operating Systems
Operating System Windows XP Professional
Graphics
GPU/VPU ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Video Memory Dedicated 128MB
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
Hard Drive
HD Capacity 100GB
HD RPM 5400rpm
Memory
Memory Slots 2 x DIMM
Memory Speed DDR400
Memory Size 1GB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVDĪR/RW
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
Optical Drive Spec 8 X DVD+R/4X DVD+RW/4X DVD-R/2X DVD-RW Writing
24 X CD-R/24 X CD-RW Writing
8X DVD/24X CD Reading
Communications
Modem 56K
LAN 10/100Mbps
WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g up to 54Mbps
IRDA IrDA
Ports
Card Slot 1x Type I/II PC Card Slot
USB 3
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x S-Video TV-out
LPT 1
Audio Ports 1 Mic-in jack, 1 Headphone jack
Audio
Audio 3D Audio AC'97 V2.3 compliant
Speaker Internal Speakers
Input Device
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard Keyboard
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader 3-in-1 card reader (MMC / SD / Memory Stick)
Power
AC Adapter 160 watt Universal AC adapter
Battery 8-Cells 4400mAh Li-ion standard
Physical spec
Dimensions 14.1"x10.6"x1.44"(WxDxH)
Weight 7.7lbs
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$450 is about right. That laptop is very low grade compared to specs you can get for $600 or so now.
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So you say that's a good deal (for me)? I wanna get the HP TX series. But one that's really small that I can use for work and watching movies. I really didn't play games on my laptop anyhow. Laptop+games = suckage
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IMO yes that is a fair deal. The laptop is older. 3 years in PC time is quite a lot. With laptops now that come with Core 2 Duos and jsut about the rest of the specs the same sellign for $600-$900 dependign on the other configs.

I would honestly say that $450 is a good price to get for that laptop.
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That's a good deal. I sold the same model to some one for $500 about 1 year ago. $450 is a little more than it's worth imo so if some one is offering then sell it by all means. I don't think you can do any better than $450.
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I agree, it's gone. Lol
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Well someone did it buy it now for $600. So I was excited. Got a e-mail from ebay today, said my auction was closed and the user account that placed the bid was unauthorized.

The person that made the bid sent me a fake paypal e-mail:
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Dear mackrox,

Akinola Lily has sent you an instant payment using PayPal.

Akinola Lily is a Verified buyer.


Payment Details
Amount: US $800.00
Postage & Packing: Included
Transaction ID:
5Y758872CS5622206
Item Description:
Shipping Option:
ABS G3 A45 Laptop - Great gaming laptop! (130222149964)
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For security purposes, you may want to email the buyer and receive confirmation of the buyer's email and shipping address before you send the item paid for.

Delivery Information
Address:

Samuel Anifowose
No 19 Ogunwale Street, Felele,
Ibadan
Oyo-State
Nigeria
23402.
+2348069048090

Address Status: Confirmed

Important Note : The funds has been deducted from the Buyer's Paypal Account and has been " APPROVED" and it will be credited into your account immediately after the Shipment is Verified .Get back to us with the " SHIPMENT TRACKING NUMBER " of the postage so as to secure both inequalities (Buyer & Seller) from online fraudulent activities and the money will be credited into your paypal account. You will have to email us the tracking number to our Customer Protection Department at (pp5.sendingspoofmail@accountant.com) for instant verification.


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The best part:
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This is #2 fraud attempt. The confirmed address was in the UK, and they sent me this e-mail (the fraudster):

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Hi Seller,



I am sorry for getting to you late, its due to that i am so busy on a business trip and I have made the payment for your item won on ebay and i have received the receipt upon payment from PayPal. and kindly note this i want the item shipped thru USPS global express mail 3-5days, cos i have already add enough fund for that and pls dont send the item to my ebay address cos i have the Nigeria address confirmed by paypal already so do not send to the ebay address cos i am not around i am away for a business trip and wont be back for now, pls note what i tell you So kindly get the item shipped as i need to let my finance know about this so he can be expecting the item as i have promised him. so i love to hear frm you soon.



Here is the shipping address again


Samuel Anifowose
No 19 Ogunwale Street, Felele,
Ibadan
Oyo-State
Nigeria
23402.
+2348069048090
The best part. I didn't even send a invoice yet. Haha people are so stupid. Sad part is someone will fall for it and get ripped off.
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That's the stuff people fall for all the time. Forward that all to ebay and paypal's fraud departments, they'll let you relist for free and all. Selling laptops on ebay is tricky business because so many frauds like this occur. You've got to specify in the description that you won't ship out of country.
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I kinda enjoy it, lol. They sent me another fake e-mail:

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Dear Valued Customer,

One of the benefits of using PayPal is that we make every effort to alert you to potentially problematic transactions. Our goal is to help you make sound business decisions.

A review of recent transactions indicates that you entered into bidding agreement with Akinola Lily (jandenwyatt) by requesting money through PayPal, which shows that the PayPal account holder have authorized the payment you received.

We would like to learn more about this transaction. It is important we know the status of the item bought concerning the information we requested from you, otherwise, legal action may be taken against you since you have not replied to the confirmation of payment made to your account by Akinola Lily (jandenwyatt) over time.

However the buyer has already contacted us in other to make report about your non response. We are ensuring to make PayPal a safer place, therefore we need to set confidence on our users. We use proprietary technology - and constantly innovation - to help ensure every transactions are safe.

We strongly advise that you to ship the item and send the Scanned Receipt and the Tracking Number to proof postage of the item in less than 24hours so that we can fund the money into your account or face the consequences of LEGAL ACTION.

We have placed a temporary hold on the funds until the verification is complete.


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Transaction Details
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Buyer eBay id: jandenwyatt
Case Number: PP-304-718-247
Buyer's Name: Akinola Lily
Buyer's Email: seanivey121@yahoo.com
Response deadline: 05/20/2008


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Funny to see the Yahoo spam at the end of the email. That's a dead give away.
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