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T42 - Fantastic Price in 2018

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T42 - Fantastic Price in 2018

#1 Post by Callahan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:39 pm

Just came across this ad at eBay for a T42. A little hard to believe this would sell at this price. I just copied the ad particulars, no link. The 'Buy It Now' price is even strange ... looks like they really don't want to part with it.

Maybe if it was new in a box, still sealed, never opened ... I don't know.

Great Condition IBM ThinkPad T42 Laptop 40GB HDD 1GB RAM Intel Pentium M 1.6 GHz
Pre-Owned · IBM · 40GB
$499.00
Time left 5h 42m left (Today 10:05 PM)
0 bids

Buy It Now - $650.00
+$24.99 shipping
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Re: Fantastic Price in 2018

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Bit early for April 1st.
If I were interested (but I'm not), I would maybe pay $25 incl. shipping, but that's it...
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Re: Fantastic Price in 2018

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:36 pm

According to that, my T520 is probably well north of 2,000$. Thanks for the get-rich-quick scheme! :lol:
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Re: Fantastic Price in 2018

#4 Post by mrtaufner » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:29 pm

Some people just have no clue of what they're selling

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Re: T42 - Fantastic Price in 2018

#5 Post by olddog » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 am

Interestingly, here in the UK at least, T42 Thinkpads have almost entirely disappeared from Ebay. So it is not impossible that prices may start rising, though not perhaps to the optimistic level of the machine referred to.

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