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(CBC)   If a man offers to sell you gold from the back of his car late at night behind a pizza shop for dirt cheap, it may not really be gold   (cbc.ca) divider line 48
    More: Obvious, Halifax Regional Police, Halifax, Volkswagen Golf, glitters  
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2013-04-26 09:21:50 PM
Bourdages said officers want to remind people that all that glitters is not gold.

*groan*
 
2013-04-26 09:39:51 PM
Golden Shower Thread!1!!1!!!!!11!!!!!!11!111!1111!!!
 
2013-04-26 09:45:34 PM
Should have used the "Dumbass" tag for the customers.
 
2013-04-26 09:46:10 PM
Halifax Area, Looks like the boys from sunnyvale are at it again.
 
2013-04-26 09:47:00 PM
The bricks you dip in the gold. The gold youmdip in the red paint.

/obscure? Hope not
 
2013-04-26 09:48:21 PM

Apos: Bourdages said officers want to remind people that all that glitters is not gold.

*groan*


Fetch aft the rum, Darby!

/ If you keep on drinking rum, the world will soon be quit of a very dirty scoundrel!
 
2013-04-26 09:51:02 PM
Wanted for questioning...

cdn.static.ovimg.com

/hot
 
2013-04-26 09:54:15 PM
It's JP Morgan and the jews trying to drive down the price of gold again.

Goddamn lizard people.
 
2013-04-26 09:55:04 PM
Yeah, but it also maybe gold, and with prices at an all-time high I'd be a fool to not take advantage of this opportunity.
 
2013-04-26 09:55:11 PM
Hey, you think maybe you could trace that license plate perhaps? Just an idea.
 
2013-04-26 09:57:30 PM
Were they flakes? Did they smell like Goldschlager?
 
2013-04-26 10:00:17 PM
 
2013-04-26 10:05:03 PM
Officers said the suspects used "high pressure sales tactics" such as urgency and other sales closing techniques to compel customers to buy their wares before quickly leaving the area.

White van man with the speakers, except dumber.
 
2013-04-26 10:09:29 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-26 10:10:07 PM
In other news, Halifax is an awesome town.
 
2013-04-26 10:13:29 PM
I swear I saw Glenn Beck leaving with a heavy duffel bag in his grasp, so I figured it was legit.
 
2013-04-26 10:14:27 PM
fropac.com
 
2013-04-26 10:14:50 PM
Nothing like picking up their "gold" chains with a magnet... and just staring at them.

/yes, of course I always have a magnet... I use magnet closures on my necklace for just such amusement.
 
2013-04-26 10:18:04 PM
i.imgur.com
www.007museum.com

/I'd give her my pizza
//with sausage
///ifyouknowhatimean
 
2013-04-26 10:19:26 PM
If someone offered to sell me me gold, I'd have him arrested for burglary
 
2013-04-26 10:29:45 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I swear I saw Glenn Beck leaving with a heavy duffel bag in his grasp, so I figured it was legit.


LoL : ) I was just going to ask "But, what if they looked like Glen Beck?"
 
2013-04-26 10:31:22 PM
Cuz you know sometimes words have two meanings.
 
2013-04-26 10:42:33 PM
Let's change that to "if you buy ANYTHING other than a cold beer at a concert from the back of a car, you are an idiot".
 
2013-04-26 10:45:36 PM
I only buy (and sell) from two places in my city of Austin, TX; they have been around forever.

Buying from people in a cheap car? Hmmmm.
 
2013-04-26 10:52:34 PM
This doesn't mean you shouldn't buy magic beans from a stranger, or meat, or anything from a strange little Chinese gift shop on the side of the road that you don't remember ever seeing before (the kind that you can never seem to find again).

Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.
 
2013-04-26 10:55:32 PM

HotWingAgenda: If someone offered to sell me me gold, I'd have him arrested for burglary


You sound leprechaun-ee.
 
2013-04-26 11:02:13 PM

Hector Remarkable: This doesn't mean you shouldn't buy magic beans from a stranger, or meat, or anything from a strange little Chinese gift shop on the side of the road that you don't remember ever seeing before (the kind that you can never seem to find again).

Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.


And thus another Spells-r-us story is begun on Literotica...
 
2013-04-26 11:09:22 PM
Some things really haven't changed in 700 years.
 
2013-04-26 11:12:49 PM

Shadow Blasko: Hector Remarkable: This doesn't mean you shouldn't buy magic beans from a stranger, or meat, or anything from a strange little Chinese gift shop on the side of the road that you don't remember ever seeing before (the kind that you can never seem to find again).

Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.

And thus another Spells-r-us story is begun on Literotica...


[understoodthatreference.gif]
 
2013-04-26 11:55:13 PM

Hector Remarkable: Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.


Does that still go on? I missed the opportunity of a lifetime to buy some studio-grade speakers from a smelly dude in a rusty Caravan in a mall parking lot 10 years ago.
 
2013-04-27 12:00:03 AM

whatshisname: I missed the opportunity of a lifetime to buy some studio-grade speakers


My guess is you didn't.  ;  )
 
2013-04-27 12:12:21 AM
A friend came back from a gold show, where citizen prospectors try to sell products to others to mine gold.  "I got this 1 ounce bottle of gold at a $300 discount," he says.

It was a bottle of brass.
 
2013-04-27 12:12:27 AM
Damn Gypsies.
 
2013-04-27 12:22:08 AM
Why does the world keep reminding me of that old WC Fields movie, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man?
 
xcv
2013-04-27 12:25:05 AM
i.imgur.com

RIP AUs Rotten
 
2013-04-27 12:25:33 AM
This is sort of important in general for people shopping for loudspeakers.

There is no such thing as "studio quality".  It's a nebulous term significant of little more than buzzword malarkey.

There are a given amount of loudspeakers, powered and passive, specifically designed for and utilized for monitoring recordings in a studio environment that are designed to give an accurate sonic reference to what you're listening to.  For one thing, some of the most ubiquitous studio monitors on earth are the coveted Yamaha NS-10 M and frankly, they sound like sh*t.  Seriously.  Terrible bookshelf speakers.  However, what they MAKE you DO when mixing on them is amazingly useful when sorting out the midrange  between 500 and 4k      , as a reference.  Folks from Yamaha, UREI, Focàl, JBL, KRK, Bowers and Wilkins and several other firms make studio monitor systems designed to mix on, but not so much as useful as home systems.  The term is meaningless.

So whenever some mook at a Best Buy or with a van or on a website says "studio grade" "studio quality" or "professional grade", tell him you're looking for an accurate speaker system.  Not a drill.
 
2013-04-27 12:33:14 AM

whatshisname: Hector Remarkable: Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.

Does that still go on? I missed the opportunity of a lifetime to buy some studio-grade speakers from a smelly dude in a rusty Caravan in a mall parking lot 10 years ago.


Oh yes.
Click, select your state, see recent reports

A few years ago, I lived literally just around the corner from a distro point for these asshats. Zooming in now on google, it appears to be deserted. Bing, however, shows a few 'white vans' behind a deserted bldg.
 
2013-04-27 12:34:41 AM

MemeSlave: In other news, Halifax is an awesome town.


Every time I see a headline involving awe-inspiring stupidity, with a CBC link, I don't even need to click on it to know that it's going to be Nova Scotia.
 
2013-04-27 12:54:44 AM
P.S. If you and TFH Maggie ever get together, please do make a special effort to film that.
 
2013-04-27 12:55:41 AM

voodoomedic: P.S. If you and TFH Maggie ever get together, please do make a special effort to film that.


And with that, I'm drunk.
 
2013-04-27 01:02:39 AM

Hector Remarkable: HotWingAgenda: If someone offered to sell me me gold, I'd have him arrested for burglary

You sound leprechaun-ee.


Goddammit, they fixed the headline.  It used to say you you gold.
 
2013-04-27 01:17:53 AM
Idiots! They should have tested the gold by scratching it with a diamond. No wait....that's testing for glass. No wait....that's testing for diamond. Does brass float? I'm pretty sure gold sinks. That;s why they don't make boats out of gold. Except maybe the Saudis. I think some Imam issued a kafka forbidding gold boats from sinking. Wait....did I get off topic?
 
2013-04-27 02:40:57 AM
Come on in the front door and get the real thing.
We cheat you legal like here.
The odds are the same for everybody.
YOU LOSE.

media.expedia.com
 
2013-04-27 04:04:19 AM
Came here looking for a reference to Lost, leaving disappointed.

One would think that once a scam is spelled out in thorough detail in a hugely popular television series, that it wouldn't work in real life anymore. I suppose H.L. Mencken really was onto something.
 
2013-04-27 05:55:31 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-27 10:06:55 AM
but is it o.k. to buy gold from a leprechaun in a tree?
 
2013-04-27 12:10:06 PM

Albino Squid: MemeSlave: In other news, Halifax is an awesome town.

Every time I see a headline involving awe-inspiring stupidity, with a CBC link, I don't even need to click on it to know that it's going to be Nova Scotia.


It's the Florida of Canada, eh?
 
2013-04-27 03:12:49 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: whatshisname: Hector Remarkable: Also, guys who sell speakers out of vans.

Does that still go on? I missed the opportunity of a lifetime to buy some studio-grade speakers from a smelly dude in a rusty Caravan in a mall parking lot 10 years ago.

Oh yes.
Click, select your state, see recent reports

A few years ago, I lived literally just around the corner from a distro point for these asshats. Zooming in now on google, it appears to be deserted. Bing, however, shows a few 'white vans' behind a deserted bldg.


Huh. I got almost that exact same scam a couple years ago, only it was with perfume. I thought it was really weird that a couple guys would try to sell a strange woman perfume in the middle of the street and just walked away, but the general sales-pitch was the same.
 
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