It seems lately everyone is watching for the scammer and while this is a good thing we have to accept a few things,
1)Are we judging without giving fair chance?
2)Has this become our personal opinion which from decient people would be in a PM!
3)Do we have proof?
Last i checked this is America, people are supposed to work together, yes there are some shady things, the Western Union things is a hugh Scam hit alarm but he asked for 100 in a Postal Order then AFTER the laptop was recieved he would take the rest in Western Union so there was no scam there when you actually read the artical. He even posted that himself.
Now yes with every trade there is a chance but if you do not like it its not your place to sit there and up your post count by arguing with him. Stop being children! We are supposed to realize that the purpose of a FS/FT forum is other members helping eachother to get things they want, he may want a different laptop and only need some of the money for his car or he may have come across the laptop he has been wanting for some time, etc. He may be will ing to wait on his car for that laptop I know I have done it.
I have seen nothing but attacks that at any other forum would have gotten the user in some serious trouble, this has become a game of who can say the worst thing with nothing to back it up. If you don't like th edeal do not do it, if he will jump through the hoops he has with the pics and everything else then great. If he is also willing to provide more proof then great!
IT IS NOT EVERYONE'S PLACE TO THREAD CRAP!!!! Why do it you were all once new, so back the hell off!!! I know that Between Hard Forums, AnandTech, Extreme Overclocking and many others that this is the only place I have seen things get so bad with arguing and fighting and thread crapping. Keep it to a PM if you want to show your fellow members something thats evidence like I saw in another thread about the gentleman with the 1000 dell who lied about dates with to threads up etc, then that is fine. But when there is really no proof and the guy has done everything he can but he did not like paypal then get off his case. He even went and got a paypal account to make you all feel better.
PM's are the way to say hey this makes you look shady, or hey I do not like this could you tell me more. When you get proof or something that just comes across totally shady you bring it to a MOD's atten!!! It is not the place of reg. users to jump to conclusions and say hey this is a SCAM! One of the users in here I see in every thread that claims scam/troll. Whats up with that? Do you just run from thread to thread? As a matter of fact I see a lot of names about this. I post in what I am interested in or something I feel deserves a bump. I don't run around acting like I should post what i think of every thread. Your not being, cool or adult your doing something that you would hate to have done to you esp in real life (IE is the manager you work for who think he knows everything and has to tell you about it, don't you hate people like that? Thats no different from here!)
Also GRAMMER DOES NOT MEAN YOUR SHADY UNLESS THIS IS A FORUM BASED ON SPELLING AND ENGLISH INSTEAD OF COMPUTERS!!!!