Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Playstation 3 prices dropping on Craig's List/eBay
When the victim arrived, the seller and an accomplice got out of a white 2003 Ford Explorer, approached the victim with a black bag and told him the PlayStation 3 was inside, the sergeant said.
The buyer peered into the bag, saw a box and asked that it be opened before he handed over the cash, police said. The seller balked and said, ``What, don't you trust me?'' The two then agreed to exchange the money and bag at the same time, Mazzone said.
Once the seller had the cash, he and his accomplice scurried to the Explorer, sped out of the parking lot and drove through a red light, the sergeant said.
I imagine the scammers were not clever enough to change the license plates so they probably will get caught. Caveat emptor. I plan on waiting until Sony produces enough of them so I can safely walk into a major retailer and buy one. Newly produced, high tech items aren't something you want to buy without a receipt. Or in the parking lot of a McDonalds.