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A Craigslist Prank

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bui, Oct 28, 2009.


  1. bui

    bui

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    So yesterday, my friend posted a picture of my bike on CL and said it was on sale for $150 (cost me $1000 to build)...I definitely got calls about it, and had to text/call everyone back to explain, so they would stop contacting me.

    Since I'm not a person to take this lying down, here's what I posted today. My friend's name is John, and I had his number listed on there. The following is a quote of the email I received when my post was flagged 5 minutes later...

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    Naturally, I was a little bummed that it was taken down in 5 minutes...but then I get a call from my friend, who has apparently received ~15 calls about Tater Tot. This is his transcript of the voicemails (as posted on our original forum, where the pranks started).

    Apologies to any DFW guys who may know these callers, but I felt this too classic not to share. We've called a truce, and I hope that's the end of it...
     
  2. CrispyDelicious

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  3. 5StringBlues

    5StringBlues

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    Here we are...
    "If you want to flag my post in accordance with the "Pets" rule, I ask you to reconsider. He is more than a pet. I am proud to call him friend, brother, and lover."




    :D

    The whole thing is hilarious!
     
  4. LaklandBass

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    thats just awesome. what kind of bike? lol
     
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  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

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  7. bui

    bui

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    Ironically, it was my Surly Karate MONKEY. Another friend gave me the idea for the "Free Monkey", which he apparently used in college (yeah, we're all friends in real life, it's a mountain biking forum where we spend time when not on the bike or avoiding work), and I used my literary prowess to make up the backstory.
     
  8. ThunderLizard

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    bui- so, uhhh...how much for the monkey?
     
  9. refuge4

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    nice. that's great. i had a friend that lived in a super backwoods area of texas and posted "free boat -> call chris at ##########" on craigslist as a prank. he had to change his phone number bc he got something ridiculous like 500 calls in the first hour. even better, i had class with him and was sitting right next to him while his phone was blowing up. he was so mad. "why does everyone think i'm selling an ______ boat!!!" it was awesome.
     
  10. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

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    hmm. A mountain bike forum? You don't say. Where might one find said mountain bike forum? :eyebrow:
     
  11. Jimmy Bones

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    I was under the impression monkies weren't allowed to be posted on CL.
     
  12. LaklandBass

    LaklandBass

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    Nice, nothing wrong with surly.... ive got a Scott S10 road bike, Scott CX team cyclocross bike and an IRO Jamie Roy SS commuter. if anybody wants the mountain bike forum its MTBR.com Roadbikereview.com is the road bike version.
     
  13. bui

    bui

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    It's a local, vouch-only forum...you have to be vouched for to see the good stuff.
    I had an IRO Mark V I used for commuting...sold it off earlier this year.

    Jimmy, monkeys (and any animal) are illegal. But they make for funny posts.
     
  14. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

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    I actually recommend blaptica dubias over crickets. A colony of doobies can be self sustaining for many months and they are virtually silent. Crickets are nasty noisy smelly little things and I hate them.
     
  15. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    so long as you know your math and don't indulge too much.
     
  16. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

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    Hrm. See free pet ads all the time. Nobody ever bats an eye out here.
     
  17. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

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    :bag:
    :D
     
  18. DuffMac87

    DuffMac87 Banned

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    I Know of an awesome craigs prank i have done it to dozens of people.


    Go into the casual encounters section, post an add saying your a 25 year old female looking for NSA fun, leave your number you cant post a number like 555-1234 you have to write out the number five five five one two three four .

    TELL THEM to send you a picture text FIRST of there man parts and then of there face. This is pretty messed up but its funny there are some freaks. Post it in a big city like LA you can get like 15 genitail pictures in 5 minutes
     
  19. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    So, the question to ask is... how many times have you seen my junk?











    j/k
     
  20. Jimmy Bones

    Jimmy Bones

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    You have a 555 number?

    You want pictures of dudes' junk?

    Want mine?
     
  21. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

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    Hmm, seems she got herself banned within the last 9 minutes...
     

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