I'd like to post that this has been resolved. See my post below for more information.
Killer is a bad seller and should not be trusted. He was banned from http://www.hardforums.com
after he refused to make good on his deal with me. I am posting on this board as he attempted to use this board as a reference and I see he has a for sale thread here - I don't want him to take anyone the same way he took me.
On HardForums he went by the username nighttraindemon before he was banned as a bad trader. You can see he has the same items for sale at http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259622
Long story short - Killer, otherwise known as Jeffrey Collier, sold me an older Apple iBook for $250 plus I paid shipping. The iBook was decribed as “the command key doenst work all the time but everything else works great!”
I even specifically asked him if there were any other problems and he confirmed that the keyboard was the only problem. When I received the machine, the battery was 100% dead - will not take even the smallest charge. Additionally, the machine arrived with hairline cracks in the case which were not mentioned and was very poorly packed.
I tried to work it out privately with Killer, however, after almost a month with no resolution, I brought it public. Killer repeatedly offered excuses and refused to own up to the problem, in spite of every other poster saying he was at fault. As a result, Killer was banned.
While I do not ever expect to see a working battery or my requested $40 refund, I want to do my best to make sure he does not rip off other users. If anyone would like more information, feel free to read the entire saga at http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=868705
If any moderators wish to verify any information with me, please contact me and I will be happy to provide anything I have.
BigDish = Me
nighttraindemon = Killer
Additionally, in case Killer aka Jeffrey Collier attempts to use a different username to trade, here is the following information:
Name: Jeffrey Collier
City: Houston, TX 77077 or Katy, TX 77450
(gave me 2 addresses)