well, to cut a long story short, I got both a C1000 and a C3000. The C1000 was originally intended for my brother or father, but they are too far behind in linux knowledge to catch up....it's been sourced in europe, and I am based in europe, so it's mostly an offer for people in europe. ships with all accessories (down to USB HOST cable), been barely used. I can confirm it's fully working without ANY hardware problem, even battery LEDs etc work exactly as supposed to. Bonus, you get a full 24 month EU warranty, all papers get transferred over to you...and it gets shipped from the EU, so you won't pay a cent of tax if you are in it.
To make it reasonable, people seriously interested please make an offer by replying below, and we shall conduct it privately. I am asking far less than what I payed for it, say 450-500 Euroes onwards, maybe something less if it's due to a developer of an alternative ROM project (just consider the difference as a donation ).
I will make a final decision on selling it on in no more than 2-3 days time, so if you have anything to ask in the mean time, feel free...
I would like to help out someone on this forum before resorting to ebay...payment would be via paypal possibly, but other methods are accepted too...any questions, feel free to ask