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Perhaps we too can learn from MyNameisJeff

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Jun 3, 2004.


  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    ...and his p-p-p-powerbook.


    Lately, I've noticed a lot of new scams on the e-bay. We should become all vigilantes, and try to do something about it, like MyNameIsJeff. Someone pointed out something good here last week of someone trying to sell air accompanied by a picture of another bass that was for sale.

    Anyway, here's a link...read the pdf file, it's hilarious.

    http://www.bootsix.net
     
  2. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Wow.. That's amazing.. :p
     
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Reminds me of something Rob Cockerham would do, I'm sure he'd get a kick out of reading this.
     
  4. Hurley

    Hurley

    Feb 12, 2004
    Cape Cod, MA
    I just read the whole thing. It's genius. I wish I could've been a part of it. :)
     
  5. OH MY GOODNESS, freakin awesome. If I ever go to the UK, I'll have to check that guy out, mess with him :D

    Absolutely makes my day!
    :bassist:
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I wanna hear what happens. That is just one of the best scams ever!!!! It's like sending credit card apps from one credit card co to another. But with a little more fun mixed in!!
     
  7. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    That's pretty funny stuff :D Is that really recent or has it been around a while? Next time someone on here gets scammed on ebay I think we should pull off something crazy like this...
     
  8. DirtDog

    DirtDog

    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    ...anyone know how it ended or where we can see the photos?

    DD
     
  9. Gia

    Gia

    Feb 28, 2001
    roseability
    HA! :D
     
  10. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    It's very recent. In fact, if you look around a bit, you can find the original auction, the UPS sending confirmation, and the original forum where this all went down at somethingawful.com. The latest news is that the scammer/buyer tried to send MyNameIsJeff a trojan horse virus. I do not believe he opened it, or at least there is no indication that he did. The 2 Brits who took the pics, and Starbucks, the guy who brought the webcam into the cafe, said that they were going to put the pics and video on the site that is currently in construction, p-p-p-powerbook.com. On the SomethingAwful forum, there is now tons of fanmail and its really hard to find anything else. As one long-time member put it, "Congratulations, you are all now internet heros".
     
  11. Leave it to the SA goons to pull of magic like that. I've going to that site for about 2 years now at least, I'm not a member of their forums though.

    Awesome stuff.
     
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I spent more time today reading this stuff (quite long, BTW) than studying for my exams next week - and the week after that... :eek: :rollno: :D

    hahahaha :D
     
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002

    I thought he said internet legends(I read through most of that thread, but got bored and I might be mistaken)

    eitherway, they are a bit of both, legends and heros.