the iHustle

Discussion in 'Community' started by taeclee99, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

    taeclee99

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    You guys must check out this story!!! Some idiot kid is now without his cash and no powerbook to boot!

    Quoted from Engadget.com

    Remember the P-P-P-Powerbook? This is like that, but way sadder: some NYU student who didn’t think to properly inspect the inside of the box before he paid $200 for what he thought was a stolen 17-inch PowerBook from some hustler in Astor Place, found out the hard way what it’s like to be outwitted by a crackhead. Instead of a $3,000 PowerBook, what he found inside the box was a fake laptop made out of a gray garbage bag and some cardboard that had been spray-painted silver. They’d even gone to the trouble of scrawling a fake Apple logo on the top in Wite-Out. It’s nice to see someone taking a little pride in their work, isn’t it?

    Read story here.

    http://www.viceland.com/issues/v11n11/htdocs/ihustle.php
     

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  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    now thats funny, the kid was trying to get himself a deal off of solen hardware .... I can't feel too sorry for him. Shouldn't he have noticed that the box wasn't that heavy ...? It sucks for him but come on ....
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    He has just learned one of life's lessons the hard way. He's lucky, when there is always a chance of being arrested for accepting stolen property. The weight would certainly be an indication of problems. Personally I would buy something from a street merchant, because of questionable originality. A very sad situation,
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    G5? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    No sympathy from this corner.

    Some forget that receiving stolen goods is crime also.
     
  6. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    It came from one of those shipments that was left on the dock in Taiwan that macosrumors talked about a year ago. :eek:
     
  7. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    maybe the crackhead who tried to hustle the c-c-c-cardboardbook was this guy... L-L-L-LINK

    ;)

    vSpacken
     

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