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Client just got white-vanned
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Post 1 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 12:47
tomciara
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Was visiting a client I work for quite frequently, and his friend was visiting and told me he would have me over once he moved into his multi-million dollar home he had bought.

Fast forward to a couple of days ago, and he told me he has a huge theater that needs to be outfitted. They were traveling about an hour from here and some guy came up to them in a parking lot and said that they had an extra theater system that their boss just told him to go ahead and sell cheap.

So he said they went ahead and paid $3500 for a system that was worth $15,000. He showed it to me, and it was shockingly cheap. A 72 inch screen. that will be breathtaking in a huge theater. A projector that looked like it might’ve been worth $199, with a brand name Heliois. Sound bar $79 max that had a $600 list price on the box. And on and on, more junk.

I delivered the bad news.
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Post 2 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 12:58
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Wow! Can’t believe that a) that’s still going on, and b) in this day and age people are still falling for it. A 79” projection screen? When your projection system is smaller than a $1500 TV from Best Buy…
Post 3 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 13:47
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I got hit up by those guys 35 years ago. Still going strong.
Post 4 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 15:54
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People are suckers for a "special deal."

If you've never been approached, they're very good at what they do.
Bet they partied well that night.
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OP | Post 5 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 17:50
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These guys were complete with business cards and company logo polo shirts. How is that for a business model?
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Post 6 made on Friday September 17, 2021 at 20:03
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I've had them come into my store and try to sell me speakers -- that I could then mark up handsomely.
Post 7 made on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 08:27
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I was wearing a shirt with the store's name on it when I was approached in the store's parking lot. They couldn't have known that I was the installation department manager, but still- they thought someone who works for a store that sells electronics would buy that crap?
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Post 8 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 16:24
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I'm surprised the white van guys can operate these days.... Considering the current costs associated with renting a white van.
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Post 9 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 17:43
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Based on recruitment ads I've seen in my area, they are company vans.
Post 10 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 18:34
Mac Burks (39)
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I wonder if these guys got their violins from white vans...

In Tulsa i have seen these scammers in lots of parking lots. Usually an adult and one child playing the violin.

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Post 11 made on Sunday September 19, 2021 at 21:37
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Gypsies, the whole lot of them.
Post 12 made on Monday September 20, 2021 at 09:44
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On September 19, 2021 at 18:34, Mac Burks (39) said...
I wonder if these guys got their violins from white vans...

In Tulsa i have seen these scammers in lots of parking lots. Usually an adult and one child playing the violin.


I Houston they caught one family. Had the kid playing the electric violin while the mother begged for the money. The kid was so good it made social media, and people were making special trips to go and hear him play, and give them money.

Turned out it was all fake, and music was coming from a hidden media streamer of some sort.

I hate gypsies!


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