Re: [NTLK] Macsruscomputers

From: Andrew Craft (
Date: Sun Nov 07 2004 - 13:46:33 PST

Hello all.

I also bought a "Like New" Newton 2100 ($144) from Macsruscompters . .
. which was NOT like new. I also got the excuse that they must have
sent the wrong one . . . I have photos of the Newton and a PDF of the
eBay listing if anyone is interested.

Unfortunately, they didn't actually have any "like new" Newton's to
replace mine with. They did refund some of my purchase price and
provide me with a better looking Newton than the one I received
(although it was only in fair/good condition). They also gave me some
extras (4mb Flash Card, modem, etc) for the inconvenience, which was

I met them (they live in my home town) and they ARE very nice people.
But I would not expect the descriptions of the items they sell to be
accurate. After all, they are still selling "Like New" Newton's that
are clearly not in like new condition.

Buyer beware, I suppose.


> From: "Paul Dunford" <>
> Subject: [NTLK] Macsruscomputers
> Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 14:47:03 -0500
> Hello - I am new to the list and while I would usually just quietly
> lurk
> around for a while I wanted to let you know that I recently purchased
> a 2100
> from macsruscomputers. The guy isn't terribly chatty, but he did send
> the
> 2100 quickly. When I got it, however, what I had hoped was a "like
> new"
> unit was rather scuffed. All of the doors were present, along with
> stylus,
> but the screen was noticeably marked and the case was dinged in a few
> places.
> Worked perfectly well, but not "like new" to me.
> So I emailed him, not really expecting an answer or any help now that
> he had
> my money. However, he was quick to respond to my concern and told me
> that
> they must have sent me the wrong unit and refunded part of my purchase
> price. He was an honest guy - I gave him positive feedback.
> You see a million auctions from them all the time on eBay, and he
> explained
> to me that what they do is just purchase bulk Newtons and grade them
> into
> one of three categories - like new, normal and poor. So they auction
> from
> the three categories and just send you one from one of the piles.
> Evidently
> they sent me one from the wrong pile.
> Have to say, though - a careful half hour with rubbing alcohol brought
> it
> right back to beautiful. A nice unit and the screen marks aren't
> noticeable
> with the backlight.

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