Ok this falls under the epic fail section of my scale of fails.
A New York man posted an ad on craigslist offering to sell a computer! Hell of a deal too he paid $700 for it and is only asking $500 here is the post…
For sale – IBM PC-compatible computer.
486/33MHz custom-build computer running Phoenix BIOS, 80MB hard disk-drive, 640K of base RAM and 384K of extended RAM installed. Comes with DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.11 For Workgroups and a two-button mouse. Turbo feature still working 100% functional. Great for when you need speed boost. Upgraded graphics to a SVGA 800×600 card that is VESA-compliant and can display 16.7 million colors!!! New-ish 14″ monitor.
Windows 3.11 has MS Paint, Notepad text editing app, and Norton Desktop. Also, 14.4 modem and a trial subscription to both CompuServe and AOL (2.5 software pre-installed). 5.25″/3.5″ dual drive with an open bay in the case if you want to put in a CD-ROM disk drive too. Have plenty of diskettes of shareware including Netscape Navigator, Mosaic browser, and Castle Wolfenstein 3-D! Already has Sim City, SimEarth, Sim Ant, and Sim Tower and Front Page Sports Football.
Canon BubbleJet printer with spare cartridge. Will print all Post-Script and TrueType fonts.
Need to make room in my den for a new Pentium computer that I’m getting.
I built this computer for over $700 so it’s a great deal.
Hell of a deal right? Well one of the readers over at Gizmodo managed to get an email out to the poster before the ad was taken off of craigslist here is the response.
Sorry for delay. My Eudora setting was messed up.
No. Is real sale. I need money to buy new Pentium computer that will run the new Windows 95 program. Is supposed to be better than Windows 3 but I don’t know. Am too used to finding things in Program Manager. The modem is real fast (by US Robotics) and is much faster than 9600 baud. Even though is 14.4, I got it to run at 28.8 with a program i downloaded.
Am willing to lower ask to $300 for if you have a Apple Mackintosh Quadra (850 preferable).
I REALLLLLY hope this is just a joke and the guy is not serious…Oh well its a fail either way.
Also, don’t worry if you don’t like Eudora. I have Netscape Communicator Gold although I just use the browser on it because it reads GIF images and JPG images.