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Ridiculous eBay Computer Listing!

By cfitzarl ยท 18 replies
Dec 7, 2006
  1. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    yeah, it seems that entire page is bs. a 2,000 GB hard disk?...yeah right!
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    lol...well it does say that there are 4 500 gig drives....

    Dang.....only $7,500US what a deal!!!
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    He must be smokin something good if he thinks that rig will sell for $7500. It only has 7600GT's in SLI for cripes sake! And who really needs 2TB of hdd space right now? Silly listing.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    More people than you think.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    I saw another listing similar with 500GB and 2 8800GTX's in SLI in between 5500 and 6500USD. eBay buyer > :) :knock: < Me!
  7. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    That thing about 12.8GB of RAM... :haha::haha::haha:
    I'd almost wonder if it is a scam listing, but what do I know, I don't even have an eBay account, I just use my brother's.
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    many sellers on ebay have NO clue as to what they're selling, and many use 3rd party sellers who also have no technological sense. More often is that the seller is uneducated and can't articulate in writing what they want to say - either their grammer or spelling is terrible, they can't convey the message, or both.
  9. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    If I was going to pay that much for a PC I wouldnt get it from Ebay and I sure as hell wouldnt pay that much for a system with 7600GTs.
  10. pctec

    pctec TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Looks impressive... Ill "test run it" if he is willing to send it to me :D
  11. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i wouldn't spend that much money on a computer at all...my freakin car was $1800!
  12. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    The best part is that he linked each part he listed to their retail page on newegg so everyone could see what the parts actually cost.....Not smart when trying to sell somthing for $7500
  13. Alexyboy123

    Alexyboy123 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    How much do Blu-Ray burners cost these days?
  14. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    The item never sold, not surprisingly...

    but I don't think the seller was trying to "scam" anybody. we aren't talking about a powerseller or even a "regular" seller. it seems to me that he is just a casual eBay member that was trying to get as much as possible for a rig that he probably got ripped off on himself, lol

    That seller has been a member for 3 years and in that time has only sold 5 items. He has a feedback of only 19, but it's all positive. so again, I don't think we're talking about any scams here, just somebody who underestimated the intelligence of the eBay community (who collectively showed him otherwise by not bidding on it)

    as for the listing inconsistencies, it would appear to me that the inexperienced seller may have used the "sell a similar item" link which appears on other people's listings, then simply didn't change the specifications in the automatically filled out "item specifics" section. eBay recently changed their listing formats, so if you're not used to the newer (easier) system, then it's easy to make a mistake like that when listing the item.

    I'll give the seller the benefit of the doubt that they simply weren't used to the newer listing format, and didn't intend to screw anybody over. the only person that lost out on that auction was the seller who now has to pay listing fees for an unsold item ;)

    cheers :wave:
  15. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    Alexyboy123 Blu-Ray burners run about $850....The only one I have seen on newegg is a Plextor......So subtract about $150 for being plextor and you may be able to get another brand ( if avaliable) for about $750
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    lol that's retarded!

    "Have the best you can have!"
    2 eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

    Wow so good :haha: 7600GT couldnt run Crysis even if you had Quad of them :D

    I added up all the prices for that machine and you could save about $8000 or more ;)
  17. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Well some blu ray drives are $1000 for each so it has two so theres 2000 dollars right there. But only a 24 inch mointer for that price I would want a 30inch lcd.
  18. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    The LCD Screen has newegg water mark on it too :haha: !
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