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Originally Posted by tsm106;11960993 
Damn, white van's still rolling in 2011.

ikr?

This is a very OLLLLLD scam. The first time I encountered guys doing this was back in the 80's.

But, back in the day there were also people who sold stuff legitimately... kind of like mail-order home businesses that would peddle their stuff on the streets. I remember once I picked up a decent set of car stereo speakers for like $10. Metal enclosure, pretty loud... but they were crap imports of course.

Then there were the guys trying to sell name brand stuff at ridiculously low prices saying they ordered the wrong batch for a customer or were shipped more than they needed and had to sell them quick.

If it's too good to be true, it usually is.
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post #72 of 144
heh. just before christmas i was leaving a store and some guy drove by and asked if i wanted a stereo. he said there company received to many and was able to sell it on the street for what ever price he wanted. i looked at it and it was a pos no name crap and was pushing that the price that was printed on the box was $1200. i laughed and told him i make my own speakers that are better then those and walked off. i did tell him i would take them for like $40 but i think he was looking for more like $200+. he had a uniform for some place or what ever. my guess they buy a bunch of these systems and try to over sell them on profit.
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post #73 of 144
Sorry for your loss.

This reminds me of the scambaiter.com Anus computer story where he scammed the scammer.
    
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Park yourself and wait for them. You know the rest.
This is a good idea. I don't know if they would go to the same spot at least any time soon though.
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I see this all the time on forums. Those white van guys are good at what they do.
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Same thing im wondering
he had candy thats why!
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post #77 of 144
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Actually, it works.

...and it doesn't sound like utter crap.

Edit: The bass is sufficient for my tastes, but the highs are lackluster. I think the spare Polks I have can rectify that.

I hooked it up to my laptop and ran it through my creative X-fi.

The sub isn't outstanding by any means but I think it would be better if I put some small legs underneath it.

I made a small video, but I can't find the cable to link my camera to my computer... and I haven't seen it in months.

...I'm kind of surprised that my camera even had any charge left.


I kind of think I broke even on this one. I can't say I lost $200 on it at this point.
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Actually, it works.

...and it doesn't sound like utter crap.

I hooked it up to my laptop and ran it through my creative X-fi.

The sub isn't outstanding by any means but I think it would be better if I put some small legs underneath it.

I made a small video, but I can't find the cable to link my camera to my computer... and I haven't seen it in months.

...I'm kind of surprised that my camera even had any charge left.


I kind of think I broke even on this one. I can't say I lost $200 on it at this point.
We'll I guess it's good you're somewhat optimistic about it... When I got home I opened it and found out it was made by fisher price and shoved it under the stairs in the storage room in an effort to hide my embarrassment.
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lol i thought everyone and their cousins knew about this scam by now
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Anyone have pictures of the actual stuff they sold you? Does it actually work?
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