Powerbook Scam Revenge - Made my day!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by srobert, May 14, 2004.

  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Poetic justice at its best.

    Congratulation MyNameIsJeff. You're my role model.

    —> Link to whole article <—

    you guys should definitly click on the link and go see the pdf of the whole email exchange thread. It's hilarious. More pics too.
     

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  2. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The 28 pages PDF is really worth reading. There are even pics of the delivery (covert) ^_^

    I hope this crook is enjoying his 615$ binder. LOL And he has nowhere to turn to.
     
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    that was fun to read...

    "Fire Wire!"
    "LASER"

    I died when i saw the photos. :)
     
  5. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    He got his own website:

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

    Full of pics (hilarious).

    I love the keyboard layout. Anybody notice something funny on the second row of keys ^_^ ?

    There is even 2 Ls to type LOL faster.
     
  6. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    That's obviously not a real Powerbook... it's got a 2-button trackpad! :D
     
  7. bella macrumors member

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    OMG - that's so awesome! I've been trying to find out though if we know what happened when this package was delivered... or is it still being delivered???
     
  8. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's been delivered. I think there is a link to FedEx tracking page somewhere on the thread. The Crook indeed paid the very expensive duty.

    MyNameIsJeff emailed the guy after that but he of course never replyed ^_^

    Oh yeah, Flowbe, of course it's not a real powerbook. It's a P-P-P-Powerbok. It got the 1 brand new "Circle!" ports and 2 "Who Knows!" ports.
     

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  9. bella macrumors member

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    Well who knows - maybe something could still happen!
     
  10. bella macrumors member

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    Where did this come from then.....????

    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?"
     
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  14. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I was making a joke. Pehaps the big green smiley is too subtle.
     
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  16. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    That is effing great. I hope there is a followup of some sort.
     
  17. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet justice! That is one dang nice computer. It looks so light and easy to travel with! Plus its low energy consumption is very environmentally friendly!
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Good job. :p

    I hate to sound ignorant, which I am on things like this, but since I have never bought anything on ebay or whatever, how did the seller know that he was dealing with a fake customer/buyer from his email?
     
  19. scem0 macrumors 604

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    if only this happened to all scammers.

    Took a long time to read, but it was worth it :D.

    scem0
     
  20. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So was I. Maybe I should have added a green smiley too ^_^
     
  21. coopdog macrumors 6502a

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    How much did the scamer have to pay? 27% of 2000 isnt that bad, the guy shipping it had to pay almost $100.
     

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