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(Mercury News)   Let's try this again: When the guy in the Wal-Mart parking lot offers you a brand-new 37-inch Sony flat screen television for $100, it's an oven door   (mercurynews.com) divider line 134
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2009-08-11 08:20:10 PM
But its such a good deal!
 
2009-08-11 08:20:19 PM
Gah! I can't count how many times I've fallen for that old trick.
 
2009-08-11 08:20:33 PM
lolz
 
2009-08-11 08:21:50 PM
So, is that oven door 780 or 1080p?
 
2009-08-11 08:22:14 PM
mdbuff12: So, is that oven door 780 or 1080p?

I'm not sure, but I bet it was hot!
 
2009-08-11 08:22:26 PM
And when you order a brand-new launch-ready nuclear warhead from the Russian mafia, it's a truckload of broken Volkswagens.
 
2009-08-11 08:22:55 PM
mdbuff12: So, is that oven door 780720 or 1080p?
 
2009-08-11 08:23:18 PM
It's just the same show over again: "Watching stuff bake".
 
2009-08-11 08:23:26 PM
mdbuff12: So, is that oven door 780 or 1080p?

500 Fahrenheit, baby! Smokin'!
 
2009-08-11 08:24:13 PM
mdbuff12: So, is that oven door 780 or 1080p?

extras.mnginteractive.com

full hd.
 
2009-08-11 08:24:34 PM
I am going to side with the seller on this one. Someone who is that dumb and or greedy deserves to be fleeced.
 
2009-08-11 08:24:37 PM
I fell for this when I was 15. It was some rocks in a shiny shrinkwrapped laptop box. I lost $40, but gained wisdom.
 
2009-08-11 08:25:38 PM
A friend of mine in high school told me a story about his did buying a huge flat screen tv from a guy on a corner in a white van for $500. Got it home, opened it, found out it was a refrigerator door.

It made the yearbook as "Most Epic Fail This Year" with a picture of him, his dad, and the door. Hahaha
 
2009-08-11 08:25:58 PM
Dude 1: "Hey, what are you watching?"

Dude 2: "Some show about the Holocaust."
 
2009-08-11 08:25:58 PM
In defense of the perpetrator, at this point the oven door might be more interesting to watch.
 
2009-08-11 08:26:03 PM
A bunch of Libyan Nationalists wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shiny bomb case full of used pinball machine parts!
 
2009-08-11 08:26:24 PM
jst3p: I am going to side with the seller on this one. Someone who is that dumb and or greedy deserves to be fleeced.

except that nobody got fleeced and the oven door was confiscated, contrary to what the headline and tag imply.
 
2009-08-11 08:27:08 PM
FTFA: but in actuality was a glass oven door cleverly disguised as a TV

Cleverly? I'm not sure I believe that. Anyways, shouldn't be a crime. Financial Darwinism... the stupid deserve to suffer the consequences of their stupidity.
 
2009-08-11 08:27:19 PM
Captain K'nuckles: A friend of mine in high school told me a story about his did buying a huge flat screen tv from a guy on a corner in a white van for $500. Got it home, opened it, found out it was a refrigerator door.

It made the yearbook as "Most Epic Fail This Year" with a picture of him, his dad, and the door. Hahaha


"epic fail" is appearing in yearbooks now? yeesh.
 
2009-08-11 08:27:51 PM
Captain K'nuckles: A friend of mine in high school told me a story about his diddad buying a huge flat screen tv from a guy on a corner in a white van for $500. Got it home, opened it, found out it was a refrigerator door.

It made the yearbook as "Most Epic Fail This Year" with a picture of him, his dad, and the door. Hahaha
 
2009-08-11 08:28:15 PM
So, is that oven door 780 or 1080p?

At $100, I'd be fine with 780p. I'd use it in my downstairs office.
 
2009-08-11 08:28:22 PM
TemporarySanity: jst3p: I am going to side with the seller on this one. Someone who is that dumb and or greedy deserves to be fleeced.

except that nobody got fleeced and the oven door was confiscated, contrary to what the headline and tag imply.


I stand corrected:

If anyone had fallen for it they deserved to be fleeced.

/wonder if it was his first time out
 
2009-08-11 08:28:22 PM
Sweet! I need an oven door.
 
2009-08-11 08:30:45 PM
$100.00 is a good price for an oven door as well
 
2009-08-11 08:31:06 PM
i638.photobucket.com

every time I turn it on, this is what I see
 
2009-08-11 08:31:13 PM
Came with cords in the box... given the cost of most RCA or HDMI cables at Best Buy, maybe $100 is a bit of a bargain by comparison.
 
2009-08-11 08:31:50 PM
Great, now somebody is missing a perfectly good oven door.
 
2009-08-11 08:31:55 PM

And for an extra $10 he'll throw in a Digital tv antenna:


earth911.com

 
2009-08-11 08:32:00 PM
Yeah. With all that tin foil around the edges, I can see how someone might fall a scam like that.
 
2009-08-11 08:32:21 PM
Eh, I'm saving my money for a P-p-p-powerbook! (new window)

/Loves the classics
 
2009-08-11 08:32:47 PM
Whatever happened to the time honored tradition of Caveat Emptor?

If it is good enough for the taxpayers, it should be good enough for this person.

Freakin communists are taking over the country.
 
2009-08-11 08:33:05 PM
Sounds like a pretty good deal - I've seen far more entertaining things through an oven door than I've ever seen on TV.
 
2009-08-11 08:33:14 PM
Yeah but it's a 37 inch over door. The jerks next door have a puny 20 inch oven door. I brought papa jerk over and showed him ours. "Look at that. Thirty seven inches. You can see if the pies in the back are getting brown. Can't do that with a 20, can you?"

Then papa jerk looked at me and said "Do you know who else had a 37 inch oven door? Hitler. That's who." And with that, he stormed off. I didn't know they were Jewish. I knew they disappeared on Saturdays because that's when I dump my compost in their yard but I figured they were mall rats or something. Yeesh.
 
2009-08-11 08:36:35 PM
a Best Buy price sticker for $1,949

almost two grand for a 37"?

That's the real robbery here.
 
2009-08-11 08:37:07 PM
My coworker, a 23 y.o. hottie latina told me that her boyfriend was offered a 52 inch flat panel plasma television for $250 by a friend of his. I said, "He might wanna get his friend into a drug rehab center, or check the television for it's serial numbers." I guess I need to tell her about this article and tell her to warn her boyfriend that it could be an oven door.
 
2009-08-11 08:37:35 PM
please forward this:

CONFIDENTIAL

Dear Sir,

Good day and compliments. This letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take the time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go off a long way to determine the future and continued existence of the entire members of my family.

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. (Mrs.) Mariam Abacha, the wife of the late head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces of the federal republic of Nigeria who died on the 8th of June 1998.
 
2009-08-11 08:38:09 PM
Dunno if anyone else is aware -- the pic isn't an oven door and has nothing to to with Wal-Mart -- that's a Best Buy price tag and the same corner cling that they use to note size.
 
2009-08-11 08:38:10 PM
Also, aren't most ovens 30" wide?

Someone whip out the Pythagorean theorem and find out how many inches that is diagonally. I would do it myself but I'm lazy.
 
2009-08-11 08:39:34 PM
lordargent: a Best Buy price sticker for $1,949

almost two grand for a 37"?

That's the real robbery here.


He probably increased the sticker price to make $100 seem like a better deal
 
2009-08-11 08:41:03 PM
BlowPopGirl: Dunno if anyone else is aware -- the pic isn't an oven door and has nothing to to with Wal-Mart -- that's a Best Buy price tag and the same corner cling that they use to note size.

Also, thats an LG tv sticker on the left side, not a sony.
Duh!
 
2009-08-11 08:41:34 PM
BlowPopGirl: Dunno if anyone else is aware -- the pic isn't an oven door and has nothing to to with Wal-Mart -- that's a Best Buy price tag and the same corner cling that they use to note size.

Yeah... Either you're joking, or you're the type of person the scammer would love to meet.
 
2009-08-11 08:41:56 PM
"It was very ingenious retarded," Ballew said. "If you were a bargain hunter retarded, you might think, 'Wow, this is the deal of the day."
 
2009-08-11 08:43:22 PM
If you were a retarded?

Fail!
 
2009-08-11 08:44:28 PM
FTFA: San Leandro police Lt. Pete Ballew called it a variation on the old "rocks in a box" scam, in which a box is presented as containing new, expensive electronics for sale but is actually full of rocks.

2.bp.blogspot.com
/hot
 
2009-08-11 08:45:57 PM
skinink: And for an extra $10 he'll throw in a Digital tv antenna:

...and it doubles as birth control, too.
 
2009-08-11 08:46:30 PM
www.thesmokinggun.com

Only if I can pay for it with this.
 
2009-08-11 08:47:31 PM
dstanley: Only if I can pay for it with this.

That's a fake. Geesh, everyone knows Bush on the $300.00 bill.
 
2009-08-11 08:47:38 PM
www.votenader.org

Alternately, in a Taco Bell parking lot...
 
2009-08-11 08:48:00 PM
If someone offers to sell you an item that normally costs $2000 for $100 you can reasonably assume you're negotiating with someone who deals in stolen goods which means you're dealing with someone with questionable sales ethics and probably has no qualms about selling you an oven door housed in a box labelled "Big Farking Digital TV".
 
2009-08-11 08:50:25 PM
A bunch of idiots fell for a similar scam here a few months back. Guys selling "stolen" tvs for $400 in a best buy parking lot. Hard to feel sorry for the greedy "victims" when their new hdtvs turned out to be sheets of plywood.
 
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