Try making sense of this classifieds ad

Gumtree is an online classifieds/buy/sell/swap site that works just like the Trading Post or any other for sale website like Craigslist. Often there are legitimate ads from people who actually have stuff to sell, and there are the odd instances of scams (of which I was actually a victim last year).

Tonight I stumbled across a strange ad in the computers category of the site. The actual ad is here, but I thought I should paste the description as written for those too scared to click:

The Intel cool 2 pairs of pits T5500(1.66 GHzs) The tallest main 1.66 GHzs Head total line 667 MHzs Second class save a 2 MBs slowly The fast technique supports a fast technique The main plank description I945 GMses Memory size 512 MBs Memory type DDRII The sea W32 saving function hard drive size 80 GBs The hard drive describe 5400 turn The light gets rid of a type treasure Design the type light get rid of inside place Soft get rid of a description to have no The sea W32 manifestations hold the screen size 13.3 inches Whether breadth’s hold BE The screen description TFT LCD(1280*800) The seaThe Intel cool 2 pairs of pits T5500(1.66 GHzs) The tallest main 1.66 GHzs Head total line 667 MHzs Second class save a 2 MBs slowly The fast technique supports a fast technique The main plank description I945 GMses Memory size 512 MBs Memory type DDRII The sea W32 saving function hard drive size 80 GBs The hard drive describe 5400 turn The light gets rid of a type treasure Design the type light get rid of inside place Soft get rid of a description to have no The sea W32 manifestations hold the screen size 13.3 inches Whether breadth’s hold BE The screen description TFT LCD(1280*800) The sea W32 video frequencies/audio frequencies show the card type integration to show card Show card chip Intel GMA950 Show to save capacity share memory capacity The audio frequency system Azalia high fidelity audio frequency technique,2 loudspeakers with high fidelity high-quality big powers The sea W32 importation output the mouse description touch plank WLAN function 3945 ABGs The net card describes 1000 Mbps ether net card Modem 56 Ks The standard connects 3 USB2s.0 ports,1 IEEE1394 high speeds deliver to connect a ,the S-Video video frequency to output, the VGA exportation connect,inside set up PCMCIA,a set of audio frequency to output/the microphone connect the ,1 modem and area network in 1 bureau to connect The sea W32 electric power specification battery type 6 lithium batteries The sea W32 basic characteristic notebook weight 1800 gs The shape size 316 ×s 224 ×s 32 mmses The sea W32 other characteristic operate system Windows XP Chinese family versions Appear on market date 2007 Other characteristicses 4 match 1 read the card machine(SD/MS/MS pro/MMC)

There is indeed technical information about the notebook being sold (whether or not it’s a scam is up to you to decide – I tend to think it may be), but it is linked by some well and truly bizarre Engrish. I’m half tempted to email the seller and find out what on earth is being talked about, but I know better.

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One Response

  1. I think its a scam…..it’s too weird..its techy but every word in just mis-placed…

    Speaking of which, checkout http://www.love2trade.com/
    it’s new but I think its cooler than gumtree (mainly because I’m the founder, but wouldn’t you agree? :))
    Good Luck!

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