wierdness

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    alright something kinda wierd/spooky happened to me today. i had sent my snowboard in to a shop to get waxed and tuned (for 5 bucks heck yea) and as i was walking out of the store, these two guys in a large van kinda yelled at me as they were driving. they then stopped where i was trying to get in my car and they were like you want a home theater? i was like no i dont need one

    they responded with well no one needs one but you want one right? the dude runs out of his van and shakes my hand wanting me to go look at this "theater"

    i was like no im not interested and get in my car and drive away.

    i got to thinking these dudes may have tried to rob me or something as they werent from any company, drove in a standard big van (like a chevy safarai or something)

    this pisses me off as im not a small guy (511 165 and feel i can hold my own against pretty much anybody) but definitly spooked me since i was caught off guard.

    what are your thoughts, am i just paranoid or what
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    Had that happen once, but I didn't think they were trying to rob me. I did, however, think that they had just robbed someone's house and were trying to sell the goods.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Maybe they had a stolen home theater setup in the van, and they were trying to get rid of it quickly?

    edit: ooh beat me.
     
  4. Aperture macrumors 68000

    Aperture

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    Don't be worried, this has happened to tons of people I know. Other family members have been asked to buy home theaters out of vans and so on, too. Most likely the thing was stolen anyway.

    Kevin

    Edit: Beat TWICE. I take too long to type
     
  5. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Happened to me before.

    I'm pretty tough (or so I like to think so), so I took a look.

    A bunch of off-brand stereo equipment. Cheap.

    I said, yeah, no thanks. A friend of mine... spent $200. :rolleyes:
     
  6. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    yea may have been stolen stuff but still not cool at all
     
  7. mischief macrumors 68030

    mischief

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    winner: Aperture.
    second: OutThere
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    what'd they win Bob?

    Why, a slightly used Home Theater with just a few hastilly sliced wires here and there Jim!

    Maybe I should check Fark.com and see how long it's been since this' happened to an off-duty cop?;)
     
  8. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

    MACDRIVE

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    You let the guy get close enough to shake your hand? :eek:

    I hope you have some way to anchor yourself down when the wind starts blowing. ;)
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep. That's definitely what was going on.
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Sounds like they were trying to sell some hot items buddy...you did the right thing.



    Bless
     
  11. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    I bought a great set of kitchen knives out of the back of a van once :)
     
  12. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Happened last week to me. An American guy in a van stopped and said "Dude, you want two 1000W speakers for free?", I didn't want to risk receiving stolen goods, so I said no and he got all pissy and drove off.
     
  13. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    haha yea he like rushed over to me so couldnt like avoid him.

    yea not gonna lie sometimes the wind is pretty strong and can make me weave while i walk lol
     
  14. aricher macrumors 68020

    aricher

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    Guys like these are all over Chicago - one of three options.

    1. Usually it's off-brand stuff at inflated prices
    2. They show you a box filled with name brand top-notch stuff and then sell you a box with bricks in it
    3. They are fencing stolen goods.

    Usually it's #1 or 2
     

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