P-P-P-Powerbook --- Your Opinions?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Mood, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Mood macrumors regular

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    http://www.p-p-p-powerbook.com/

    An American Ebay seller realises a European bidder is trying to scam him out of a Powerbook (fake escrow site, hijacked ebay account), so he sends him something far better, a P-P-P-Powerbook! Now, for you non-techies here, a factory model p-p-p-powerbook weights half what it's competitors weigh, comes with an A4 screen, the latest in internet adventure software, zero boot time, a fullsize keyboard (often with Key RedundancyTM) and a state-of-the-art laser bluetooth mouse. This is technology. The seller posts to a forum and amongst the chatter people follow the package via the the Fedex tracking page and some even visit the delivery address (a barbershop/internet cafe) and take photos, video, and a seat for their hair cut. The duty tax on this particular p-p-p-powerbook is around £350 (paid for by the scammer) before he sees the package, and a few days later it's released by Customs as they watch in anticipation. A forum member arrives at the internet cafe, takes a seat and soon the package arrives. The scammer opens the box and there are angry raised voices heard. The barber doesn't understand what's wrong and asks... "Is it broken?"
     
  2. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    Thats probably one of the funniest things I've seen/read ever.
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Yeah the PPPPowerbook has been a nice topic to talk about...

    Assuming a geeky environment... :eek:
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I saw it just the first time the other day, and I thought it was hilarious!

    :)
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Indeed, very funny, nice to see scammers getting scammed...but, very old news!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    hahaha we were talking about G5 powerbooks then too..
     
  8. Mood thread starter macrumors regular

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    My anaconda don't want none
    Unless you've got buns, hun
     
  9. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    To those of you saying "THIS IS OLD OMG"

    Congratulations. You win the internet. What do you want, a medal for paying more attention to the internet or something?
     
  10. dejo Moderator

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    No medal needed. We'd just like people to do a search before starting a new thread.
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, but no thanks. I already have a medal.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    I admit it, I laughed :D
     
  13. wide macrumors 6502a

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  14. Gmac07 macrumors member

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    ppp

    so wut happened? did this guy never replied to his emails???
     

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