BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board
 
GTB Performance
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-17-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
Spoolin335
Justin Herass
Spoolin335's Avatar
Canada
58
Rep
1,155
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Canada

iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [4.50]
Greedy girl OwNeD!!! FFUuuuuuuuu!!

*This is not my story but I feel you guys will enjoy this. Fucking GENIUS


First of all, I am not claiming to have invented this trick. I imagine others have used it with varying degrees of success. I also want to point out that nothing here is embellished or exaggerated.

I had tickets to a sporting event and couldn't attend. I made a 1-day listing and clearly stated that the tickets must be picked up in person within 24 hours (the game was the evening after the auction ended, so there wasn't any time to ship the tickets). A woman won the auction for about $600. The auction had ended at 10:00am and by 5:00pm she still hadn't responded to my emails trying to organize the exchange. Finally, at 9:30pm, I got a one-liner email: "I overbid and my husband won't let me buy these. Sorry and enjoy the game! "

I first tried explaining that I wouldn't have the time to resell the tickets (I already got turned down by the losing bidders). She said, "... that's not my problem. It's eBay, not a car dealership. I can back out if I want." I still don't understand the car dealership reference.

I was pretty upset. I was basically going to be stuck with tickets to an event that I couldn't attend. That's when I got the idea to convince her to change her mind.

I created a new eBay account, "Payback" we'll call it, and sent her a message: "Hi there, I noticed you won an auction for 4 [sporting event] tickets. I meant to bid on these but couldn't get to a computer. I wanted to take my son and dad and would be willing to give you $1,000 for the tickets. I imagine that you've already made plans to attend, but I figured it was worth a shot."

At 11:30pm she responded to Payback: "I'll do it for $1,100, no less. I can meet you at the game if you agree. I need your phone number."

At 11:35pm, Payback wrote: "Deal. Here is my number..." (Thanks Google Voice for the throwaway number). She called a few minutes later and made Payback "promise" to go through with the deal. She emphasized that she'd be out a lot of money if Payback backed out. Payback swore he would never do such a thing.

At 11:45pm, the woman emailed me: "Fine. I'll buy them. But you have to drop them off at my house tonight. I'll have the cash ready." So at fucking midnight I drove to her house across town and met her on the road in front of her apartment building. She was a nasty and rude individual. Things didn't get any better when I told her I wanted an extra $20 for the trouble of driving there at midnight (yeah, pushing my luck, I know). It became very awkward and she literally threw 31 $20 bills at me. I counted them before handing over the tickets. I said, "thanks for the great transaction" as she flipped me off while walking away.

At 10:00am she called Payback to make sure they were still on for the exchange. Payback said that he could no longer go to the game and wouldn't be able to do the exchange. She blew her fucking top and I swear to god started speaking in tongues. Payback said, "Ma'am, this is eBay, not a car dealership" and hung up.

I got a rabid email 10 minutes later telling me that I was going to hell and that she's reported me to the local police, FBI, and... the fire department. WTF?

I never heard another word from her. I have no idea if she went to the game or not.

Was this wrong?

EDIT: The Rabid Email

"Fuxking funny fucker! You know you can go to JAIL for this. YOu theef!!!!! [City] cops FBI fire and government already no. Your done. I got your number and your name. This is thefting property FUCKER!!! Give my $620 back or everything bad wiil happen - FUCK!!!!! You cant steal and get away. Refund me now or else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You dpnt want a lawsuit. Trust me. u dont. You can have tickets jut give my my money and be done."

That's the bulk of the email, word for word. There was more at the end too. She must have pressed 'enter' 30 times and wrote "FUCK" and the another 30 times and wrote "HELL". Then she wrote her name which was strange.


http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/commen...er_to_pay_for/
__________________

Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
Freakazoid
Captain
Freakazoid's Avatar
36
Rep
967
Posts

 
Drives: Saturn Redline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

that's hilarious and a brilliant idea
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
quagmire
I am Gundam
quagmire's Avatar
31
Rep
1,160
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6 AWD
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Genius, but IMHO unethical.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
007MCoupe
Major
007MCoupe's Avatar
19
Rep
1,463
Posts

 
Drives: on the wrong side of the road
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Livin' life

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2007 Z4 M Coupe  [0.00]
that's fucking awesome.
__________________
GoMiniGo///VB3///75mm wheel studs///Stubby///Aero bumper///GC front ARB///Pin pulled & Turner Camber Shims///Superflex FCAB///Powerflex RTAB///RE shock mounts///ECS 2-pc front rotors///Akebono pads///CSL headers///DKF catless Section 1///AKG Engine & Trans Mounts///SS brake lines///RPI scoop
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:38 PM   #5
.:bHd:.
Major
.:bHd:.'s Avatar
Armenia
70
Rep
1,149
Posts

 
Drives: E92 335i MT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: So Cal

iTrader: (0)

winnnnnnnnnnnn
__________________

Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #6
ghosthi32
Banned
25
Rep
2,516
Posts

 
Drives: Water camel
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: strait of hormuz

iTrader: (0)

LOL win

why would she call the fire department hahah
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:49 PM   #7
intensee92
Colonel
intensee92's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
2,304
Posts

 
Drives: Your Girl Crazy.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Charlotte

iTrader: (10)

too much win here.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #8
Quick6EF
Lieutenant
Quick6EF's Avatar
23
Rep
488
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

ahahahaaaaaaaa
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
HPFREAK
Lieutenant Colonel
21
Rep
1,873
Posts

 
Drives: 09 135 CPE
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Socal

iTrader: (8)

Sounds like sweet sweet justice to me. Fuck that dirty bitch, and the police wont do shit and the worst ebay will do is....Nothing at all. Good for him. That bitch deserves bird flu givin to her by a syphilitic monkey with anal warts.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #10
Feyd
Major
Feyd's Avatar
59
Rep
1,241
Posts

 
Drives: a DEEZZULL
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (2)

That my friend is awesome.

I would have left the last part out though (as great as it was) so she was just standing there waiting for "payback" to show up to pay for the tickets and to slowly watch the wave rush over her as she realized she just got fucked.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:02 PM   #11
Nedim
Captain
Nedim's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
712
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW 335i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Des Moines, IA

iTrader: (4)

hmm good idea
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:03 PM   #12
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
United_States
143
Rep
4,765
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (0)

play stupid games, win stupid prizes
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:04 PM   #13
Kroy
Brigadier General
Kroy's Avatar
United_States
39
Rep
3,035
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quagmire View Post
Genius, but IMHO unethical.
on who's part?

She clearly won the bid at $600 and the guy drove it out to her for a modest rate of $20. when was the last time you got currier service at midnight for $20? Unethical would have been the guy trying to raise the price to $800.

Hope she enjoyed the game. =)
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #14
quagmire
I am Gundam
quagmire's Avatar
31
Rep
1,160
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6 AWD
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kroy View Post
on who's part?
The guys part. Yeah, it sucks she wanted to back out. But, stuff like that happens.

Also, how was she greedy?
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #15
LACSTER
Major General
192
Rep
8,195
Posts

 
Drives: Hybrid
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: oc

iTrader: (64)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quagmire View Post
Genius, but IMHO unethical.
I agree but Karma is a biatch!
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:10 PM   #16
Freakazoid
Captain
Freakazoid's Avatar
36
Rep
967
Posts

 
Drives: Saturn Redline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by quagmire View Post
The guys part. Yeah, it sucks she wanted to back out. But, stuff like that happens.

Also, how was she greedy?

and stuff like that happens of people forcing you to go through your contract.... You're also saying this because you're not the one that would be out $600.....

the con itself is unethical. This application is not... (unless you have the most strictest of approaches).

Ebay bids are supposed to be binding contracts. All he was effectively doing was enforcing her to follow through her bid. Had he upped the price THAT would be unethical....
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:11 PM   #17
ABQ325i
Private First Class
ABQ325i's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
158
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E60 535i + 06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 535i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by quagmire View Post
Also, how was she greedy?
She won the tickets last minute for $600 then backed out, thought she could make a quick $500 by buying the tickets she had already turned down = greedy.
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:12 PM   #18
Quick6EF
Lieutenant
Quick6EF's Avatar
23
Rep
488
Posts

 
Drives: E92 Space Gray
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LACSTER View Post
I agree but Karma is a biatch!
Sounds like Karma went full circle on this one
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #19
ABQ325i
Private First Class
ABQ325i's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
158
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E60 535i + 06 E90 330i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 535i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghosthi32 View Post
LOL win

why would she call the fire department hahah
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:21 PM   #20
turbosc297
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: '06 330xi
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St Paul, MN

iTrader: (0)

Good story!

I've done something similar though locally.

Cliff notes:
Guy advertises electronics on Craigslist for $800. I email him asking to bench test devices before purchasing. He says "sure". I go to his house and test the merchandise. Due to limitations at his household, I'm unable to test EVERY function but everything seems in good working order and the two units are in great cosmetic shape. Due to ATM limits, I only was able to bring 1/2 of the cash. So I offer $700 and that I'd take one unit and leave the other for now. He agrees.

I get home, and find several defects which I was unable to test for at his place (convenient for him). I call him and request my money back since he clearly knew about the flaws and made sure the testing conditions allowed for them to be hidden. He said "nope" I'm not refunding anything, you're stuck with it. I was pissed.

I check back on craigslist a week later and his post is still there as if he hasn't sold one of the items (which go together).
So i call my buddy and arrange a plan: Buddy calls this guy claiming he was out of town and wasn't able to call on the products. Guy says he has a buyer for the full $800 who is coming tonight to pay (which was a lie). So my friend plays it up like he really wants his stuff and offers the guy an additional $50 to sell it to him.
less than ten minutes later, the guy calls me and offers my money back if I can make it there that night.

So, I get money back. Guy gets shitty electronics. I treat my buddy to dinner. WIN
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:23 PM   #21
Freakazoid
Captain
Freakazoid's Avatar
36
Rep
967
Posts

 
Drives: Saturn Redline
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbosc297 View Post
Good story!

I've done something similar though locally.

Cliff notes:
Guy advertises electronics on Craigslist for $800. I email him asking to bench test devices before purchasing. He says "sure". I go to his house and test the merchandise. Due to limitations at his household, I'm unable to test EVERY function but everything seems in good working order and the two units are in great cosmetic shape. Due to ATM limits, I only was able to bring 1/2 of the cash. So I offer $700 and that I'd take one unit and leave the other for now. He agrees.

I get home, and find several defects which I was unable to test for at his place (convenient for him). I call him and request my money back since he clearly knew about the flaws and made sure the testing conditions allowed for them to be hidden. He said "nope" I'm not refunding anything, you're stuck with it. I was pissed.

I check back on craigslist a week later and his post is still there as if he hasn't sold one of the items (which go together).
So i call my buddy and arrange a plan: Buddy calls this guy claiming he was out of town and wasn't able to call on the products. Guy says he has a buyer for the full $800 who is coming tonight to pay (which was a lie). So my friend plays it up like he really wants his stuff and offers the guy an additional $50 to sell it to him.
less than ten minutes later, the guy calls me and offers my money back if I can make it there that night.

So, I get money back. Guy gets shitty electronics. I treat my buddy to dinner. WIN

nicely done man....
Appreciate 0
      12-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #22
KiokenM3
Lieutenant Colonel
KiokenM3's Avatar
25
Rep
1,507
Posts

 
Drives: LIFTED JEEP JK!
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: LA

iTrader: (4)

hahaha great move. she got what she deserved, she was being a bi!ch to you anyway!
__________________
Gintani SC ST2+, OE tuned, RPI GT EXHAUST=601WHP, 396TORQUE on 91pump. DYNOJET STD CF. SOLD
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST