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August 20, 2009 1:28:24 PM

Thought I'd start a thread about great deals on craigslist... If this doesn't fit this section... sorry !

Anyhow : I've gotten 2 insane deals this week off of craigslist. 2 days ago I got 8 146gb 10k HP scsi drives for $400, all new in HP boxes..> I'd actually listed 4 on ebay prior to even picking them up and they sold @ $133/drive prior to even having them, then got them home and listed the other 4 and same person bought them.. so $1050 or so for all of the drives.

yesterday, this guy listed an attempted build. He didn't put standoffs in the case and so the motherboard was grounded and would not boot, he'd just had it sitting in a closet he says... anyhow.> $125 for a coolermaster mystique case (basically new, still w\ plastic) dvdrw, cdrw/dvd, core2 E6750, EVGA 8600GTS, Asus P5QSLI mobo and 600w coolermaster psu...

anybody else getting crazy deals on craigslist?

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August 20, 2009 4:51:22 PM

Nothing but scams on Craigslist in my area. :( 
August 20, 2009 8:09:25 PM

ibleet said:
Nothing but scams on Craigslist in my area. :( 


same here...nothing but nigerian princes or indonesian tsumani heirs wanting you to send them paypal info... >_<
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August 22, 2009 1:40:18 AM

@itadikamasu

where do you order from? what area
August 22, 2009 2:36:29 PM

I have to say there is many scams in my area also. Rockford, Chicago. One guy had a tower only 955 build with just one 4870 for $2200, 4 gb of ram, 1 tb blue WD I think.... build might have cost him $1200 to build.

Best deal I have found so far is the 939 X 2 3800 dual core and Biostar 6100M-9 motherboard, and 2 gb of Buffalo ram I picked up for $50 a few months back. The ram is junk, and so is the board, very buggy but the processor put new life in a emachine store bought with only a 4000 single core.

I did get a low end case and Antec 550 watt PSU for only $25, and the PSU works good, so that was a good deal.

I think its hit and mis with CL. I sold my Jetway HA04 extreme, a custom Rosewill cooler I modded with a 120 mm fan, lapped it, and modded the bracket to point the right way on a AM2+ motherboard, and my 9850 B.E. For only $180 bucks. So IMO he got a good deal on it.
August 24, 2009 12:49:46 PM

I'm in Dallas... but craigslist is going to vary of course by area.

Tons of scams, but once in a while you get a really good deal. The "as-is" Q6700 system I bought 2 weeks ago for $200, I found out works fine... the Geek Squad tech who sold it to me apparently didn't throrougly troubleshoot it. I pulled the cmos battery and it booted fine.

Q6700 w\ stock cooler,
6gb (3x2gb) corsair ddr-6400
700w rocketfish modularpsu
450w visiontek sli add-in psu
hp case

Pretty good for $200 I think.

Selling stuff on craigslist has changed alot though. I was selling alot of stuff back almost 2 years ago and I was making a good amount of money selling used dells but now that they're worth like... $100 there's no money to be made.
September 3, 2009 12:48:23 PM

And there area always crazy people like this guy.... who think their 2 year old gaming computer is still worth $3,000

I built an i7 system with most intention to sell it, and I wound up selling the board,cpu,ram, and cooler, and 300gb velociraptor for $900 this past week... posts like this are really common though, people have these builds that probably did cost them an arm and a leg when the Q6600 first came out, but now they're worth like... 25% of what they initially paid and maybe less.

Bad Ass Gaming Machine!!! - $3000 (Arlington)
Date: 2009-09-03, 3:50AM CDT
Reply to: sale-4tse3-1356193225@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Gaming Computer

Complete with:

1. Nvidia nforce 680i Sli motherboard
2. Intel Core 2 Quadcore 2.4ghz
3. Dual Nvida Gforce 8800gts Sli
4. 4gb Nvidia Sli Memory
5. Windows Vista x64 Home Basic
6. 250gb Western Digital Hdd
7. Lg Super Muti Dvd-r/Dvd-rw
8. Memory Card Reader
9. Wireless Logictech Internet Pro Kb/ Ms
10. Logitech Speakers
11. Microsoft Lifecam 1.4
12. All Drivers and Utilities Cd’s
13. Black Antec Case
14. Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
15. McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise V.8.5.0i
September 3, 2009 3:37:19 PM

I have to agree, I see retards on craigslist all the time trying to sell stuff like that. I love it when they put on there ultimate gaming rig $1400 and it turns out to have a Nvida 8400gs and a x 2 6000, now that is funny. I wonder if these guys ever really sell this to people?

Oh yeah btw, one of there best sales pitchs "This rig can handle any game out there" they should put a little * and a caption in very small print, *"only if you don't play new games and turn down the settings to very low and slow" :lol: 
September 3, 2009 3:51:58 PM

I'm getting supermicro dual 771 mobo w\ 6gb ddr2-f for $40.... redonculous deal. And it turns out it's from this guy I've bought lots of scsi drives from in the past... cool.

I'm watching an ebay auction for 2 2.66ghz 1333fsb xeons to go w\ the board... Hopefully they dont go up too high. They're currently @ $55 for the pair !
September 3, 2009 3:53:32 PM

itadakimasu said:
I'm in Dallas... but craigslist is going to vary of course by area.

Tons of scams, but once in a while you get a really good deal. The "as-is" Q6700 system I bought 2 weeks ago for $200, I found out works fine... the Geek Squad tech who sold it to me apparently didn't throrougly troubleshoot it. I pulled the cmos battery and it booted fine.

Q6700 w\ stock cooler,
6gb (3x2gb) corsair ddr-6400
700w rocketfish modularpsu
450w visiontek sli add-in psu
hp case

Pretty good for $200 I think.

Selling stuff on craigslist has changed alot though. I was selling alot of stuff back almost 2 years ago and I was making a good amount of money selling used dells but now that they're worth like... $100 there's no money to be made.

I picked up a lot of computer games (30) off craigslist with the intentions of just selling one of the games listed (NASCAR RACING SEASON 2003). Picked up the lot for $20 sold NR2K3 for $75 on fleabay. Kept the other games as they won't bring what its worth with seller fees and paypal percentage off. As to hardware I haven't really ran across anything killer before. Other then a few years back getting a BNIB Act Labs ForceRS with shifter 4-5 different plates the clutch pedal setup, loads of spare springs and belts, a spare wheel and shifter and standard pedals for $60. Drove from FTW to Grapevine for that pickup.

Other then that I get most of my stuff on hardware forums. Ebay clowns are just as dumb as most that sell on CL.
September 28, 2009 9:48:43 AM

This is depressing...

In my area, all that people sell is pentium 4's.
A Pentium D is a extreme rarity...
Guess Canadians are no good with Craigslist... (oh yeah, we all use eBay in my city).

A month ago someone offered a watercooled i7 with dual GTX 280s... for $2,500.
And some guy is offering a i7 965 for $800 CAD apparantly still in box.
...
That's all...

I guess its back to NCIX for me...
September 28, 2009 3:30:22 PM

My last good score was a 27'' Dell LCD for $300. It was a truely awesome screen and I would have loved to keep it but decided I needed money more. Ebayed it for $550.
September 28, 2009 6:42:16 PM

A lot of times, people don't know what they have or can't assemble it properly. they give up, you swoop in like a vulture. helps when you live and work in Silicon Valley, super active CL. Iv'e been able to pick up components very cheaply over the years. Only 2 bad pieces of kit.
September 29, 2009 5:39:06 AM

Grrr...
And why do I live in Canada?
High taxes, higher cost of living... oh yeah, file sharing is legal. ^_^
September 29, 2009 11:44:07 PM

At least Canada isn't turning into a communist/socialist republic, like the great ole USA
September 30, 2009 5:37:50 AM

...
The Obama administration is VERY capitalistic still, don't worry my friend.
Such as... the "Buy American" policy... it's hurting my company heavily, and we're forced to deal with a chinese company at heavily reduced profit..

Canada is more socialist then U.S.A. anyways. I like socialism.
September 30, 2009 10:48:02 AM

Well there is the "redistribution of wealth" check that only the poor get, not to mention freedom of speech and the right to bear arms are both going away.

Just to name a few
September 30, 2009 6:11:13 PM

They only go away if we let them be taken away. There was a time in this country, people serving on Jury's were told, by the Judge that if they thought a law on the books was wrong, That they didn't have convict the accused... My how times have changed, no longer is that fact said to a Jury even though it still the way it is and is there right to do so. It was one of the best checks and balance's put into place in this country, and yet many don't have a clue about it or simply just don't care. VERY SAD.
September 30, 2009 6:57:52 PM

The majority is letting it go away, mainly because the public is hypnotize by big media.
September 30, 2009 7:00:56 PM

Then we have no one but ourselves to thank for this. "For it is said in a nation of free men, Those who expect to be ignorant and free, expect something that never was or shall be"
September 30, 2009 7:15:09 PM

That's so true, as much as i hate to say it, we live in a country where ignorance is the defining trait of a good majority of voters. So what happens is, people vote according to how they feel about a given subject, not thinking objectively.
October 9, 2009 9:27:19 PM

Just a reminder of safety when dealing with craigslist.. everybody should know that nobody is going to give you anything if you wire them money w\ western union. They're just going to steal your money.

The real purpose of this post though.> physical safety. If you're going to buy something from craigslist of moderate value... meet in a public place, starbucks is popular. If it's something of more value like... say a highend server or a car or something... Then surely the seller knows what paypal is and would have no problem setting up a private ebay auction so that your money is protected via paypal and both parties are happy.

I'm posting because my dad knows I do alot of craigslist and he said one of his co-workers was going to buy a car ($1500) and went to meet this guy, which was actually 2 guys armed w\ guns. They demanded money and instead of giving up his money, the guy tried to drive off and was shot in the process.

Kinda an isolated incident but still... be careful. If you have a bad feeling about somebody that's trying to buy something from you or sell you something, be careful.


If you don't have paypal... something is wrong with you, really.
October 10, 2009 3:08:08 AM

A lot of people have reason to not like Paypal. I have personally been burned by paypal for $600 as a seller. Overall I think paypal is a good thing, but nothing is perfect.

thanks for the warnings, but there is nothing wrong with people who do not like paypal. Do a search for paypal suck and you'll find thousands of sites dedicated to paypal haters worldwide.
October 10, 2009 6:34:00 AM

Interesting...
And yeah, many people dislike payPal (such as myself, I just use a prepaid credit card usually).

Good advice on the point of sale security, will keep that in mind.

Honestly though... saying you're selling a car for cheap and cash only does sound like a way to make a lot of cash quickly. -_-
October 13, 2009 10:40:42 AM

For Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Hmm... 9800GT and a 3.1GHz dual core athlon... the most expensive 'beast' to show up in my area for a while other than a mac... only $1100!...


$240
HP A1430N - AMD ATHLON DUAL PROCESSOR 3800+
CPU CLOCK SPEED 2.0
- 2 GB MEMORY
- 500 GB HARD DRIVE
WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER NEW INSTALLED
OPERATING SYSTEM LICENSE AND ACTIVATED.
WITH OS Certificate of Authenticity.
- DVD - RE-WRITER
- With brand new mouse and keyboard
CONTACT: THINKINGTOOLS SOLUTION
403-615-7972
Email: thinkingtools@hotmail.com
www.thinkingtoolssolution.com

http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1410625062.html
Sounds like a nice HTPC.
Also found a nice lil thing were the same guy sells custom size network cables at $0.50/foot. Getting the right sized cables could drastically help me clean up the clutter.


$500
Intel E6850 Core 2 Duo (3.00GHz)
4GB Crucial Ballistix RAM
XFX 8800GT (512MB) Video Card w/ Dual DVI Outputs
Antec Solo Sound-Deadened Case
Samsung SH-203B DVD Burner
Plextor DVD Burner (installed, but not connected)
Asus Xonar X2 Sound Card
D-Link Draft-N Wireless Adapter
Zalman CNPS 9800 CPU Cooler
For privacy reasons, I can't sell you the hard drive that's in it, but I will include two identical 200GB Samsung SATA hard drives (perfect for RAID 0!!!!).
I will also include Crysis and Crysis Warhead, both of which play perfectly on this computer (no matter what the reviews tell you).

This actually sounds decent for the price. Nice cable management. I hate doing cable management...
http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1408350321.html

$500
Motherboard: Asus P5NT-Deluxe 780i SLi
Memory: 4x1gig OCZ Special OPS PC2 6400
Processer: Intel E8400 Core 2 Duo
Videocards: 1 BFG 9800GTX+ OC & 1 XFX 9800GTX+
Great machine for gaming
I will throw in a Coolermaster V-8 CPU cooler.
I am upgrading.
These are fully operational and can be demonstrated as such.

Price isn't all too perfect, but it beats the mad shipping there is in this part of Canada.
http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1415116826.html

$450.
8 x 500 GB SATA Seagate drives with at least 2 year warranties
2 GB RAM
Core 2 Dual Inter Chip
1 Gb LAN Card

http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1408395983.html
A nice raid box.
This is something I'm interested in myself. Cheap NAS, yay! I'm going to contact this guy to ensure it's 8 500GB drives. Hopefully he has a RAID card...

$750

ICore i7 Extreme CPU 3.2 ghz.
Package is still sealed, never been opened.

http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1400323065.html
October 13, 2009 2:46:46 PM

$450.
8 x 500 GB SATA Seagate drives with at least 2 year warranties
2 GB RAM
Core 2 Dual Inter Chip
1 Gb LAN Card
http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/sys/1408395983.html
A nice raid box.
This is something I'm interested in myself. Cheap NAS, yay! I'm going to contact this guy to ensure it's 8 500GB drives. Hopefully he has a RAID card...

That's a good deal... Looks like it's a solid case too.
October 14, 2009 6:28:32 AM

Contacting the guy, he told me the RAID card is a HighPoint RocketRAID 2220 PCI SATA II Controller Card.
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Apparantly far from the fastest card in the market, but hey, 8x 500GB HDDs, and a $250 RAID card for only $450 CAD, yeah...
I think I'm going for it.
October 14, 2009 2:03:17 PM

the raid card just makes it a really good deal ^^ hope you get it.
October 14, 2009 8:02:36 PM

Yeap. He's delivering it to me on friday.
Drives:
1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 80GB. Operating System is loaded on this drive.
8 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB drives. Some of the warranties expire in 2012 and others in 2013 as they come with a 5 year warranty.
Motherboard: Asus P5K-VM
Processor: Intel Core 2: 4400 @ 2.0 Ghz L2 2.0 MB
Ram: 2 x 2GB
Raid: Highpoint RocketRAID 2220 PCI
PS: Corsair 520W
O/S: Fedora 7 64-bit
October 14, 2009 10:41:40 PM

That's a pretty good score
October 15, 2009 5:45:23 PM

Found 2x 8800GTX's for 130$. Woulda bought it, but being 14....yeah.

Sucks being young T.T
October 16, 2009 8:12:54 PM

picked up a BFG 8800GTS OC 512MB for $20 the other day. It was an unused RMA replacement card.
October 27, 2009 7:18:27 AM

Just found a guy selling a 'gaming computer' with 8GB of DDR2 1066... with WinVista x86 (32)...
Some days, I remember why I hide the box of razors from myself...
November 3, 2009 2:42:31 AM

sportsfanboy said:
At least Canada isn't turning into a communist/socialist republic, like the great ole USA


How Dumb and stupid can you be!
Canada has almost free healthcare and free college for its citizens,and you actually think that USA is more socialist.
maybe you are one of these idiots from the deep south.
November 3, 2009 10:40:38 PM

Dude grow up first of all... Don't come in here spewing insults like a school girl, get a life.

Second, look up two words: ignorance (which is what you are), and socialism.
You'll find that health care isn't at all the the defining trait of socialism. You calling me dumb, stupid, and from the south, does show how ignorant you are.
November 4, 2009 5:56:29 AM

Ah, I had forgotten why I loved browsing forums.
Thank you for helping me realize my love again.

Now come on, stop feeding the trolls already.
Commy.
November 4, 2009 7:48:40 AM

Isn't this the argument room? (Monty Python)
November 4, 2009 4:30:54 PM

Canada is more socialist than the US due to more government intervention in the market and egalitarian policies.
November 6, 2009 11:39:15 AM

i've struck out several times recently trying to buy AMD cpus on CL, the buyers don't want to ship.
November 6, 2009 4:02:00 PM

Yeah, there are so many scammers out there that people do not want to ship. I've only had 2 people ship me things via craigslist just for the fact that I don't have the time to drive so far across the metroplex... I value my free time to the point where I'd just assume pay 5-10 more to ship something...

And, if you don't have a paypal account now.... something is wrong.
November 7, 2009 5:52:06 AM

Well, I hate PayPal myself. =D
But I do have one (after setting it up, I then found Steam only likes credit accounts... they lost a lot of money from me because of that).

I use a prepaid credit card for my shopping.
November 7, 2009 8:59:30 PM

I mentioned this before, but it bears repeating.

Not everyone likes paypal, including myself. I do occasionally use it out of necessity or convenience, but I'm not so naive as to think that if someone doesn't use paypal, "something is wrong". Try getting burned for $600 by a scammer because Paypal chose to back them instead of you, and maybe then you'll understand my position.

The prepaid card is a good way to go! And in keeping with the topic of the thread, most craiglist users will not use or accept paypal when CASH is KING.
November 7, 2009 10:17:36 PM

Cash is king. =D

Also, nothing like holding a fat stack of twenties.
Every time I pay my rent, I pay in cash, and it just feels awesome having more than I can fit in my wallet.

As back to Craigslist... still nothing worth buying locally...
Lemme see... a i7/GTX295 both on a dual 140mm rad... nope.
7950GT for $200... WTF?
Logitech X-540 5.1 speakers for more than brand new... WTH?
Guying selling a PII x2 as a quad at 3.9GHz... I'd rather not...

Though half of my local listings are for Macintosh laptops... the rest is comprised of Pentium 4's and D's, and general garbage.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm told that the credit card companies are generally faster to get your money in case of a scam.
Only issue with a prepaid credit is it doesn't increase my credit rating, it costs $20 to get and $7.50 a month fees, and when it's empty, it automatically cancels itself, making me buy another.
November 16, 2009 5:44:06 PM

Ebay deal :

I found an HP DC5800 "As Is" on ebay. It has an e8400, 2gb ddr2-6400, and an 80gb hard drive. They were asking 181.50, and I offered 155 which they took ( free shipping )

The case was completely crushed and I had to spend a few minutes looking at the mobo because i thought it was broken... but... WALLAAA..

it booted up w\ only 1 error, saying that it could not detect the power supply fan. The computer then went into it's initial windows xp setup ! so... i'm pretty sure it's a 100% new computer but they either dropped something very heavy on it or something.

The warranty is through 2012! I found a new case for it (NEW) for $20 shipped and i'm going to swap everything into that case once I get it!

So.. I got a working mobo+e8400+2gb+80gb hdd for $155 and a new case is $20 more. not bad imo. It also has a Vista Business / XP Downgrade license :) 
November 17, 2009 3:53:22 AM

itadakimasu said:
Ebay deal :

I found an HP DC5800 "As Is" on ebay. It has an e8400, 2gb ddr2-6400, and an 80gb hard drive. They were asking 181.50, and I offered 155 which they took ( free shipping )

The case was completely crushed and I had to spend a few minutes looking at the mobo because i thought it was broken... but... WALLAAA..

it booted up w\ only 1 error, saying that it could not detect the power supply fan. The computer then went into it's initial windows xp setup ! so... i'm pretty sure it's a 100% new computer but they either dropped something very heavy on it or something.

The warranty is through 2012! I found a new case for it (NEW) for $20 shipped and i'm going to swap everything into that case once I get it!

So.. I got a working mobo+e8400+2gb+80gb hdd for $155 and a new case is $20 more. not bad imo. It also has a Vista Business / XP Downgrade license :) 


NICE!!!
November 17, 2009 4:59:55 AM

Great deal. I would have jumped all over that too. =)
!