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HOT? WARM? Weird, anyway! Brand new Medison laptop for $160

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Deal Addict
Jul 16, 2006
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damn, just realized its DDR1 :| gonna be costly to upgrade that...
all else, prop for a great 2.2kg lappy that costs 160
True RFD spirit, care about every PENNY.

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Maybe "Scandinavia" is also the name of the shipping company because my North American shipping information is still intact even after selecting the "Scandinavia" shipping option.
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I'd be very cautious. 2checkout isn't a tier one credit card processor. I would at least wait until people receive their laptops from them.
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this looks awesome
i'm going to buy one or two once a few other users get them in their hands...



looks legit :)
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Oct 11, 2006
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I'd recommend caution as well... in all honesty, there are way too many question marks hanging over this offer.

Please continue to post details here.
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Oct 30, 2006
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Well if this is legit, there are 79 lurkers waiting to RFD this deal.
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Nov 28, 2003
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Well, it seems to be a fraud. Not definite but like everyone says, proceed with caution.
This 'deal' has been slashdotted here:
http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/07/07/25/1519256.shtml
and going quickly over the thread there definitely does seem to be some funny business.
Copied and pasted straight from Slashdot (which was itself copied and pasted from engadget)

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*Could* be legit.

No battery right? No Windows (saves $100 right there) Via PN chipset (saves another $50) 256MB ram and and old Celeron processor...

Reminds me of the old $99US I-opener PC, people shot that one down, but that one was legit too.
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Jul 22, 2003
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ZenOps wrote:
Jul 25th, 2007 12:51 pm
*Could* be legit.

No battery right? No Windows (saves $100 right there) Via PN chipset (saves another $50) 256MB ram and and old Celeron processor...

Reminds me of the old $99US I-opener PC, people shot that one down, but that one was legit too.
It says it comes with a battery.
POWER - Full Range 65W AC adapter - AC input 100~240V, 47~63Hz, DC output 20V, 3.25A, Removable 6-cell Smart Li-ion battery pack, 4000/4400mAh
It would be cool if it was legit.
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Nov 28, 2003
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it does list a 6 cell battery...or did I mess something?
Hope it would be legit...
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Oct 27, 2006
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How is it confirmed legit?

I just did some brief checking and am very skeptical of this company. Sure, there could be "explainations" for everything but I like my 150$ too much to waste.

As been previously noted by a poster "Chris" at Engadget, the company has only existed for a couple of weeks. ( http://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/02f0d ... ompdetails )

Secondly, the "business address" of this company has two problems. First, it seems to be a residential address. This is a property listing for a Ruffets Wood address, and this doesn't look like any computer manufacturer I've ever seen. http://uk.propertyfinder.com/2/pf/prope ... _DETAILS&=

Secondly, the same address is being used by a variety of companies, all with limited information or sounding very sketchy, and having been incorporated for brief periods within the last 2 years. Sure, maybe some guy lives there and rents out his address to many corporations as a mailer. Maybe it's a gigantic hi-tech complex smack dab in the middle of a residential street. (And miraculously occupying only the "27" section.) But there's other, less savory assumptions one could draw that could be believed more easily.

A foreign document from BolagsRegistering Ltd. :
http://www.companyregistrations.se/etableringspaket.pdf

http://www.sail-with.us/

Bygg Invest Limited
http://www.ukdata.com/numbers/05346974.html

BORGE & GJESTAD LIMITED
http://www.ukdata.com/company-credit-re ... MITED.html

EK Partner Limited
http://www.simplycreditreports.com/comp ... 24812.html

BAAT & MOTORSERVICE LIMITED

BAARD BENDIKSEN LIMITED

AK SALGSERVICE LIMITED
http://www.creditgate.com/companysearch ... MITED.aspx
(I'm no business analyst, but the history listed on this page is a little unnerving.)

V.K.A. LIMITED

XPECTSEC LIMITED
http://www.simplycreditreports.com/comp ... 16293.html

ASPECTUS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Com-Elektro Gruppen

SJS COLLECT LIMITED

LABELPHONE LIMITED

Cumming Consulting Ltd.
http://www.cummings.dk/da/contact/

NORDIC MULTIMEDIA DISTRIBUTION LIMITED

KEN-ERIK LIMITED

HG SHIPREPAIR LIMITED

I kinda stopped searching at this point, so there may be more. But it looks far too unreliable to me. I don't need a laptop badly enough to gamble 150$ at a thousand-to-one odds.

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