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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 08:51:34 PM
gwenners: Eh, I'm saving my money for a P-p-p-powerbook! (new window)

/Loves the classics


Before TSG's prank expose, that was the longest thing I'd ever read on the internet.

As for this packaging, it looks expensive.
 
2009-08-11 08:53:33 PM
So this is the new version of the "Seriously dude, they're high quality speakers. And we got extras so we'll sell them to you for only $5)!" scam.

People are so farking stupid.
 
2009-08-11 08:54:32 PM
gwenners: Eh, I'm saving my money for a P-p-p-powerbook! (new window)

/Loves the classics


Thread officially over.

I regret that I only have

i3.photobucket.com

for you, and that gem you so eloquently reminded us of.
 
2009-08-11 08:54:37 PM
what a partially fleeced vitim may look like..

static.seekingalpha.com
 
2009-08-11 08:55:28 PM
Yeah but look at the contrast ratio, it's like more black than you expected, which is good. People like black. Except cops. Cops hate black.
 
2009-08-11 08:55:28 PM
img.youtube.com

But it's so life-like.
 
2009-08-11 08:58:09 PM
eraser8: 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.


/hot


Outstanding reference, my god do I feel old now.
 
2009-08-11 08:59:44 PM
You can't cheat an honest man
 
2009-08-11 09:00:29 PM
gwenners: Eh, I'm saving my money for a P-p-p-powerbook! (new window)

/Loves the classics


That was freakin' great.
 
2009-08-11 09:02:00 PM
FTA It was very ingenious

No it wasn't.
 
2009-08-11 09:02:55 PM
The Tony Danzas: Seriously dude, they're high quality speakers. And we got extras so we'll sell them to you for only $5

I had a dude try to pull this once on me in a parking lot. I said, "Can I see them?" He handed me one, and as I looked at it, turning it over in my hands I made sure I put my hand through the speaker cone. "Naaah," I said, "I don't want it. This one's broken," and handed it back and walked away.
 
2009-08-11 09:05:20 PM
If they were Monster Cables, it could have been a good deal.

You never know when you might need a new oven door.
 
2009-08-11 09:05:41 PM
NutWrench: 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!

Television is a vast landscape of intriguing and informative programming. You can watch Miley Cyrus suck a golf ball through a garden hose, and then spit it clean through Bill O'Reilly's falafel.
 
2009-08-11 09:05:53 PM
shanrick: 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.


Shiat, the scammers in MY email inbox have gone past pleading and have proceeded directly to threats:

i4.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-11 09:06:06 PM
heh. last year my roommates and i got a free tv from some guy (frat boy, a friend of a friend). we still have it, works pretty nice.
 
2009-08-11 09:07:16 PM
As long as it gets HBO...
 
2009-08-11 09:08:15 PM
madduffy: If they were Monster Cables, it could have been a good deal.

Yeah but they like to pull those scams inside the store, not that it is any more legitimate.
 
2009-08-11 09:08:17 PM
Impasse: But it's so life-like.

it's like when you finally meet a girl who seems interested in you, and you alone, ane she has a good job, amd her own place, and a nicer car than yours.
And she doesn't own a cell phone. And she picks up the tab at dinner, and you tell yourself, I'm going to study her and one up her on this event in one week, and she invites you over after the movie on the third date



and tells you not to worry about the condom thing, because she's on the pill.

/yep, she knows she gots the herps.
//and that's not natural lube, dude.
///she went in the can to "freshen up" and picked the scabs and let the puss run for a bit.
 
2009-08-11 09:09:34 PM
boobsrgood: NutWrench: 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!

Television is a vast landscape of intriguing and informative programming. You can watch Miley Cyrus suck a golf ball through a garden hose, and then spit it clean through Bill O'Reilly's falafel.


I have no idea what that means however it still caused me to have a very personal and intimate seismic event.
 
2009-08-11 09:12:47 PM
joshuax: I fell for this when I was 15. It was some rocks in a shiny shrinkwrapped laptop box. I lost $40, but gained wisdom.

Ah, so in a sense, was he not selling wisdom, grasshopper?
 
2009-08-11 09:13:02 PM
vudukungfu: funny yet nasty

DUDE
 
2009-08-11 09:15:02 PM
vudukungfu: Impasse: But it's so life-like.

it's like when you finally meet a girl who seems interested in you, and you alone, ane she has a good job, amd her own place, and a nicer car than yours.
And she doesn't own a cell phone. And she picks up the tab at dinner, and you tell yourself, I'm going to study her and one up her on this event in one week, and she invites you over after the movie on the third date



and tells you not to worry about the condom thing, because she's on the pill.

/yep, she knows she gots the herps.
//and that's not natural lube, dude.
///she went in the can to "freshen up" and picked the scabs and let the puss run for a bit.


That's OK because I gave her AIDS!!
 
2009-08-11 09:15:55 PM
joshuax: I fell for this when I was 15. It was some rocks in a shiny shrinkwrapped laptop box. I lost $40, but gained wisdom.

You should flipped that shiat, put the rocks in an even bigger and shinier laptop box and re-sold for $100.

Bunch of failed business people on fark, I swear...
 
2009-08-11 09:16:24 PM
The Tony Danzas: So this is the new version of the "Seriously dude, they're high quality speakers. And we got extras so we'll sell them to you for only $5)!" scam.

People are so farking stupid.


I am a people.
Got hit with this like 2 years ago, $150 for some cheap crap speakers labeled to be like $2000 with a fancy glossy catalog and a (relatively) believeable website.
Some people gotta learn the hard way.
The sneaky bastage actually gave me his real phone # so i've been intermittently prank calling him for the past 2 years, feel free to join me: 702-426-8555.
I've invited him to shows, pretended to be his mom, the vet with his cat, etc.
/white van scam is a scam, who knew
 
2009-08-11 09:18:13 PM
So that's why I only get food network. Son of a biatch
 
2009-08-11 09:20:12 PM
skinink: And for an extra $10 he'll throw in a Digital tv antenna:

The antenna can also be used to hang clothes and perform back alley abortions for girls on prom night.
 
2009-08-11 09:20:32 PM
burgle23: 702-426-8555.
who knew


That's the chick with the aidsherpeschlamidiastdsghonnorreasyphilluscalpcrabs' number!
/think their realated?
//and having sex with each other?
///and appliances they sell on ebay?!!111?
 
2009-08-11 09:20:50 PM
vudukungfu: Impasse: But it's so life-like.

it's like when you finally meet a girl who seems interested in you, and you alone, ane she has a good job, amd her own place, and a nicer car than yours.
And she doesn't own a cell phone. And she picks up the tab at dinner, and you tell yourself, I'm going to study her and one up her on this event in one week, and she invites you over after the movie on the third date



and tells you not to worry about the condom thing, because she's on the pill.

/yep, she knows she gots the herps.
//and that's not natural lube, dude.
///she went in the can to "freshen up" and picked the scabs and let the puss run for a bit.


I've already heard how you met mom, dad.
 
2009-08-11 09:20:56 PM
Akbar the Trappiste Monk: Dude 1: "Hey, what are you watching?"

Dude 2: "Some show about the Holocaust."


is it good or bad I laughed at that?
 
2009-08-11 09:24:14 PM
"This isn't grape jelly at all!"

i242.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-11 09:24:54 PM
Britney Spear's Speculum: So that's why I only get food network. Son of a biatch

Son of a Biatch (serves 4)

Ingredients
One Biatch, skinless and boneless preferred
Basil
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme
Crumbled dreams, 1/2 cup
Hopes, one dash
1/4 cup sliced Aspirations

Simmer until therapist intervenes

/Still can't figure out why people think I take mind altering substances.
 
2009-08-11 09:28:17 PM
burgle23: The Tony Danzas: So this is the new version of the "Seriously dude, they're high quality speakers. And we got extras so we'll sell them to you for only $5)!" scam.

People are so farking stupid.

I am a people.


*Points and laughs*

I actually had a couple people try the scam on me a couple years ago. They realized that they weren't going to get a sale out of it when I started laughing so hard I couldn't respond to them.
 
2009-08-11 09:29:02 PM
$1900 for a 37" 1080p LCD?! Is it 240hz?

Newegg has those sub $1k range all the time, and so does Tigerdirect, usually with free shipping.

Police confiscated the real tv anyways? TFA didn't say it was stolen or anything, just that they were using the box to try and hock an oven door to idiots. I don't get how they got off taking the real tv unless it was stolen and it wasn't reported in the article.

People that bought the tv from BB originally are dumb, people thinking they can get a tv like that for $100 are dumb, cops are dumb for stealing the tv, article is full of stupid.
 
2009-08-11 09:29:20 PM
EmployeeOfTheMinute: You can't cheat an honest man

And thus......
 
2009-08-11 09:34:03 PM
The Tony Danzas: *Points and laughs*

And i fully deserve it, i think i still have those speakers, .... Somebody i know is getting a Christmas gift this year!
 
2009-08-11 09:35:35 PM
flat panel.
flat panel.
FLAT PANEL.
FLAT MOTHERFARKING CORKSOAKING PANEL TELEVISION.
/pet peave
 
2009-08-11 09:40:11 PM
rewind2846: flat panel.
flat panel.
FLAT PANEL.
FLAT MOTHERFARKING CORKSOAKING PANEL TELEVISION.
/pet peave


/pet peeve
FTFY

/pet pieve
 
2009-08-11 09:41:27 PM
rewind2846: flat panel.
flat panel.
FLAT PANEL.
FLAT MOTHERFARKING CORKSOAKING PANEL TELEVISION.
/pet peave


So what you're saying is that the screen is a panel?
 
2009-08-11 09:46:46 PM
JewZeppy: rewind2846: flat panel.
flat panel.
FLAT PANEL.
FLAT MOTHERFARKING CORKSOAKING PANEL TELEVISION.
/pet peave

So what you're saying is that the screen is a panel?


YES. (link to how lcd panels are made)
 
2009-08-11 09:49:28 PM
FTA: Police got an anonymous call Wednesday from someone who raised suspicions about a man who tried to sell him a television out of his beige 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

BUT HE LOOKED LEGIT!
 
2009-08-11 09:49:48 PM
jst3p: Someone who is that dumb and or greedy deserves to be fleeced.


Funny...that's what the Democrats and Republicans say to themselves, too.
 
2009-08-11 09:52:20 PM
$100 for an oven door is not that bad a deal. I recently had to replace the glass on one of the oven doors....$130 for the outer glass. Would love to have a complete door for only $100. Naturally the replacement glass does not match the oven door above it, being a double oven. So I should probably buy yet another outer glass piece in hopes of having a matching set out of three to choose from.
 
2009-08-11 09:55:24 PM
eggi541: $100 for an oven door is not that bad a deal. I recently had to replace the glass on one of the oven doors....$130 for the outer glass. Would love to have a complete door for only $100. Naturally the replacement glass does not match the oven door above it, being a double oven. So I should probably buy yet another outer glass piece in hopes of having a matching set out of three to choose from.

Just exactly how bad of a cook are you?
 
2009-08-11 09:55:50 PM
TemporarySanity: 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.


"I don't like it when people other than me think of things and make them popular! I will express derision at the thought of new cultural phenomena."

That quote was what went through TS's head.

/i jest
 
2009-08-11 09:59:03 PM
I've had guys offer to sell me speakers in mall parking lots. More than once.
What's that all about?
 
2009-08-11 09:59:39 PM
skinink: And for an extra $10 he'll throw in a Digital tv antenna:

Already proven to beat Monster Cable in lab tests!
 
2009-08-11 10:01:33 PM
FROGSTOMPER: $100.00 is a good price for an oven door as well

I was kinda wondering whether it was a new oven door or an old one. new, may be worth it.
 
2009-08-11 10:03:41 PM
The Tony Danzas: So this is the new version of the "Seriously dude, they're high quality speakers. And we got extras so we'll sell them to you for only $5)!" scam.

When I lived in [some midsize midwest city]a few years ago, one of the distro centers for that crap was literally around the corner. Going for a walk in the AM, I could see them loading up for the day.

Got hit up several times. Damn aggressive bastids. Got so bad, I started carrying a camera. They quickly ran when I pulled it out.

/the camera, you perv
 
2009-08-11 10:06:40 PM
skinink: And for an extra $10 he'll throw in a Digital tv antenna:

Heh, after I saw that pic, but before I read your comment, I figured you'd just be suggesting birth control for the idiot(s) involved.

/Seriously, who uses wire hangers for anything else?
//Oh yeah, marshmallows...
 
2009-08-11 10:06:50 PM
whatshisname: What's that all about?

$50 speakers, promoted as surplus from a botched install or over ordered, retail for $2000..."today only, if you take them right now, for $250!!"
 
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