Originally Posted by tfflivemb2
These same silly time wasting battles take place in the thinkpad forum everyday with these guys....just ignore it/them and maybe it/they will go away.
The biggest concern that has been raised was whether or not the Thinkpad would come with the warranty from Lenovo/IBM or if it was a MACK warranty. If it is a MACK warranty, I would avoid it. Ask the seller directly on the specific system that you are looking at.
I'd second that, and add --make sure they use "PayPal"-- If the machine has the IBM/Lenovo Warranty, it should follow the machine.... If the seller uses PayPal, or accepts major credit cards.... you have some recourse if they don't ship....
Assuming it's "new in the unopened box", your chances of getting a problem machine are probably no different than getting one direct from the factory.
Lastly.... (and this is probably obvious) if the seller has a lot of "good ebayer" recommendations.... click on some to see what the item was.... make sure they are for selling thinkpads. (or high priced items)... not a thousand pairs of tube socks at $1.00 a pop... just to build a "good seller" rep