I once tried to buy a old 386DX on the local classifieds (was very cheap, 15€), had agreed to meet the guy at his location. In the meantime, I recall he had taken his initial listing down.
Went there, I waited for him for about 3 hours, then I receive a message from him:
Someone has offered me 60€ for the old computer, as such I'm afraid it's been sold already. If you want I have a even older one that I'm willing to let go for 90€.
After coming back home, I looked again, and saw a suspiciously similar listing with the same pictures, but a different location and different account name.
And the description was word-for-word identical to the 1st listing's description, seems a little bit more suspicious to me.
To this day I still don't know if these two listing were from the same seller nor if he really sold it. Still baffled by this one. Perhaps it was a scalper who copied the listing ? I am sure I may never know what truly went down there.
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