unfaded

macrumors 6502
Dec 12, 2002
276
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Seattle, WA
This story has finally made me register here on MacRumors, despite having been a lurker for years (at least it's felt like years).

All I can say is the coolest part of the story is the guy who took 23 pictures of the fraudster's house for the man. That blew me away.

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! *group hug for mac users everywhere*
 
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DreaminDirector

macrumors 6502a
Sep 3, 2002
646
0
Ladera Ranch, CA
Passion...

I know we all love our macs, and this just goes to show that we are the craziest, yet most passionate people about this little company we call Apple.

Congradulations keltorsori!
 
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OSeXy!

macrumors regular
Jan 17, 2002
239
0
London (or virtually here)
"I know in my heart that Mr. Christmas is really a PC guy.... I was not going to give up. That night I dreamed of Mr. Christmas and a baseball bat, some duct tape, and roofing nails."

LOL Brilliant story. Hope you recover some of what you lost!
 
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Hemingray

macrumors 68030
Jan 9, 2002
2,923
33
Ha ha haaa!
That is absolutely awesome. It just goes to show how if you keep at something, you will almost always get results! That must have been so tiring, but SO worth it. :D

I can't wait to see this guy's mug shot.

Apple users unite! :p
 
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Skandranon

macrumors regular
Feb 1, 2002
189
0
North Carolina
Hope you've copyrighted this story, bud...

Because it's a fantastic one. I've been beaming all day since reading about it. I was so stoked to hear that someone went so far as to send him maps of the neighborhood, did recon on the house and its vehicles... man, it feels so damn GOOD to be a Mac user!

Bravo, gang. Everyone gets a healthy pat on the back for this one.

:D
 
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Skandranon

macrumors regular
Feb 1, 2002
189
0
North Carolina
Originally posted by Hemingray
I can't wait to see this guy's mug shot.


TRUE. That guy is done in this country. Mac Public Enemy #1. He better stay in the slammer until he undergoes a complete change of appearance, (I'm sure the fellow inmates will take care of that) because he'll have a nation of Mac users looking to key his car and T.P. his front lawn.

"You f*ck with me, you f*ck with the best."
:cool:
 
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ThorPrime

macrumors member
Jun 6, 2001
41
0
wow

This has to be the bigest group effort from an online community I've ever heard of. Catching a career conman for stealing powermacs from people you don't know in real life.

mac me proud to be a part of the mac community
 
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medea

macrumors 68030
Aug 4, 2002
2,517
1
Madison, Wi
Hey way to go man, you should be very proud of yourself and Im sure that you will get your mac back, or else you have every right to sue him, you didnt give up and you found him so why quit now? sue that mofo.
 
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thedude

macrumors member
Sep 22, 2001
53
0
Mac Culture in a nutshell

See! This is what separates mac users from the rest of the world. It isn't about a computer, it isn't about an OS, it's about a culture. That is something that Wintel folks will never understand.

If I had a PeeCee ripped off, my buddies would just say, "just go to Fry's and build another one for $50".

I have always been and always will be a mac user. This story just reminds me of why I started using macs in the first place.
Mr. Christmas should have avoided stealing macs, cuz

"mi mac es tu mac."

I'm going to forward this story to all my friends. Maybe we can get marketshare to 6%!!!:D
 
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vniow

macrumors G4
Jul 18, 2002
10,266
1
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Mr. Anderson

Moderator emeritus
Nov 1, 2001
22,558
0
VA
Ha! This is fantastic, congrats all around for everyone involved in getting the guy.

Whohoo!!!

Where's the pic?

D :D
 
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ShaolinMiddleFinger

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2001
745
0
Congratulations! I honestly thought you'd never get this far. I'm very glad I was wrong. This shows to me that there are some really great people on these boards.

Apple lives forever as long as we are a community that helps their own.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
 
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Megaquad

macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2001
817
1
oohh congratulations!
This story touched me so much I started to cry ;)
*wipes out tears*
 
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8thDegreeSavage

macrumors 6502
Jun 5, 2002
370
0
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
WOW that story made my day man.....though a baseballbat and four kids from Southern Ontario would have been just as effective. And possibly a little more sweet.

Glad to hear others who have been wronged are getting theres too.....



The thief must have been making BANK! damn.
 
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edenwaith

macrumors 6502a
Aug 7, 2001
689
90
Movie version?

So when does the movie of this story come out? Being an eternal college/university student myself, I understand the pressures of school, but then top it all off with some extra BS in life to truly make life complicated. Cheers to everyone who caught videopro55!

On an odd note, I checked out videopro55's eBay feedback, and there is a ranking of 0. No positives, no negative, nothing. It seems like someone would have placed some commentary and such.
 
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Megaquad

macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2001
817
1
Originally posted by springscansing
Awesome! wahoo!

I felt so bad when I first heard about it that I almost bought you a new Ti!

Almost... hehe.
Hey you can buy me a new Ti!:D
 
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etoiles

macrumors 6502a
Jun 12, 2002
827
5
Where the air is crisp
You should send that story to Apple, better than their current switch ads: once you get a mac, you'll never let go...:D
(they should replace your mac if it doesn't come back)

great story !
 
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cr2sh

macrumors 68030
May 28, 2002
2,554
3
downtown
Reminds me of the saying : "If he pulls a knife, you pull a gun - if he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue; that's the Chicago way." Mac-users, god we're hardcore. :) This is almost as good of news as I'M DONE WITH FINALS!!! AHHH!!!!

edit:
the site is getting bad hits, if someone can cut and paste the story into this thread it'd be great! or host it on a mirror...
 
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