Originally Posted by stranger
why are people so disparate to see pictures of a device when they already know exactly how it will look already.
i just want the actual device
Originally Posted by bigwillokc
i think they probably just want to see proof before they start offering up hundreds of dollars to the guy. i know i would.
That is the funny thing. You could get pictures from anywhere. So they really don't prove that anyone has a Bold to sell. I guess if they were very obviously the same pictures as shown in another sale listing then you would know the guy didn't really have one.
If you want to try the picture-as-proof thing, you need to specify something specific that can only be produced in response to your request. For example:
Take a picture of your Bold sitting on top of today's New York Times, with the date clearly visible.
If the guy has the item, he can easily create this picture and provide it for you. If he doesn't, it is going to be pretty difficult to do this.
IMHO it is sort of silly to pay double or triple the anticipated retail price of a Bold just so you can have one a month earlier than everybody else. I have plenty of $$$ to spend on stuff like this, but I would rather have the additional $400-800 to spend on other stuff. Especially since I have a perfectly functional BB 8800 that serves me just fine in the meantime.
But, if you absolutely HAVE to try and buy one of these early units for 3x the price because you can't wait four weeks, then make sure you get proof that actually means something. If a seller isn't willing to do that, then tell them you will be happy to send them a photo
of the money you will send to them after they send you the hardware