Too good to be true advertisements

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asked Apr 4, 2011 by iTechnologyz (1,296 points)
I have seen ads (advertisements) that sell cheap things like an iPod Touch for just a few bucks, are they:

 1. Fake
 2. Used items
 3. Scams
 4. Real Deals
 5. Spoilt / Damaged items

Which of the above??

3 Answers

+4 votes
answered Apr 4, 2011 by Sozo (3,886 points)
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. They are all probably some sort of fake scam that's set out to steal your money, info, or harm your computer in some way. It's best to just stay clear of all the garbage and be realistic when looking for items like that.
+1 vote
answered Apr 4, 2011 by Yogi (955 points)
That is why i never trust them.
+1 vote
answered Apr 4, 2011 by David (3,306 points)
They can be any of the above. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. There are companies out there (ie, Tiger Direct, Newegg, etc.) that will have killer prices on things but they are legit. They will be refurbished but at the same time they are used so they can't be sold at new prices. These same companies can be used from time to time as clearing houses for manufacturers so again, awesome prices. Jim Bob's authorized Apple dealer, not so trustworthy. Trust your gut.
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