Oh Craigslist...so many idiots. Case in point: some dude is trying to pass off an ancient IBM PC running Windows 3.11 as being "ideal for home or office" and "a great deal" at $500.


For sale - IBM PC-compatible computer.

486/33MHz custom-build computer running Phoenix BIOS, 80MB hard disk-drive, 640K of base RAM and 384K of extended RAM installed. Comes with DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.11 For Workgroups and a two-button mouse. Turbo feature still working 100% functional. Great for when you need speed boost. Upgraded graphics to a SVGA 800x600 card that is VESA-compliant and can display 16.7 million colors!!! New-ish 14" monitor.

Windows 3.11 has MS Paint, Notepad text editing app, and Norton Desktop. Also, 14.4 modem and a trial subscription to both CompuServe and AOL (2.5 software pre-installed). 5.25"/3.5" dual drive with an open bay in the case if you want to put in a CD-ROM disk drive too. Have plenty of diskettes of shareware including Netscape Navigator, Mosaic browser, and Castle Wolfenstein 3-D! Already has Sim City, SimEarth, Sim Ant, and Sim Tower and Front Page Sports Football.

Canon BubbleJet printer with spare cartridge. Will print all Post-Script and TrueType fonts.

Need to make room in my den for a new Pentium computer that I'm getting.

I built this computer for over $700 so it's a great deal.

Wow, $700...really? Did he build it in 1990 or are we talking pesos here? [Craigslist / Thanks Ponies!]


UPDATE: One of our readers claims to have contacted the seller and received the following response:

Sorry for delay. My Eudora setting was messed up.

No. Is real sale. I need money to buy new Pentium computer that will run the new Windows 95 program. Is supposed to be better than Windows 3 but I don't know. Am too used to finding things in Program Manager. The modem is real fast (by US Robotics) and is much faster than 9600 baud. Even though is 14.4, I got it to run at 28.8 with a program i downloaded.

Am willing to lower ask to $300 for if you have a Apple Mackintosh Quadra (850 preferable).

Also, don't worry if you don't like Eudora. I have Netscape Communicator Gold although I just use the browser on it because it reads GIF images and JPG images.

Yeah, this has got to be a lame joke. Ether that, or we are talking to a time traveler from 20 years ago. [Thanks Rob!]