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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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Did someone just try stealing my truck?

OK, go up to Meijer tonight about 11 to get a few things. As I'm parking, this white Suburban pulls up with two guys in it. One of them is yelling out the window at me, they both seem overly excited. They start talking about how they were supposed to be installing some stereo equipment, start asking me if I have a nice TV and stereo. The one guy (driver) gets out, comes over to the truck and tells me about how he has all the stuff in the back of the rig, wants me to get out and go take a look at it. I tell him I'm not interested, the whole time thinking this just seems pretty fucking weird. He goes on and on a little bit, showing me some invoice saying they can't take the stuff back or whatever. So I tell him a couple times more I'm not interested. He is actually looking kind of pissed now. He stomps off like a three year old, bitching about how I won't even get out to look at the stuff, "I'm just going to go give it to someone else, then". At this point there was no way in hell I was getting out of the truck until they drove off and were out of sight.

Am I just paranoid, or does it seem weird that two dudes would come up to a total stranger in a Meijer lot at 11 o'clock and try to give him "thousands" of dollars of equipment? I wish I would have taken his plate number.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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That's how I get must of my surprise buttsecks victims...
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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Probably not trying to steal your truck. I have been approached by these clowns many times. Just avoid them.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:46 PM   #4
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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I had a guy in a white van ask if I wanted to buy a home theater real cheap a long time ago. I was walking out of a Blockbuster, just about to unlock my truck.

I told him No thanks, and continued to get into my truck. He just shrugged and drove off though.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #6
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Yup same thing happened to me at Wal-tucky. Pretty creepy, it's like having the ghetto... come to you.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #7
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haha i had one of them guys come up to me as i was leaving BK. about 5 years ago. he said 800 for it i said fukc that, your just a bunch of con artists your shit is all over the internet. he was like no man thats not us. i end up buying 2 systems from him for 75 bucks for both. lol. they didnt sound bad for 37.50 ea. lol went to best buy and bought some KLH speakers to replace the mids, for around 40 ea pair. and they were bad ass.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #8
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"Distributors rent a warehouse and obtain licenses and distribution rights, then import large quantities of poorly made goods. They ship these goods to local warehouses in major cities and hire con men to distribute the shoddy goods.

North American distribution operations are in major cities across the continent.[1] The marketers at each office establish a promotion, benefit, and bonus scale for the speaker sales teams. Bonuses may be paid in cash or speakers."

"The con artists will repeatedly state the speaker "value" as anywhere between $1800 and $3000, prices often purportedly verified by showing a brochure or a magazine advertisement. They will usually also have an official looking website verifying their claims.

If the mark declines the offer, the scammer uses various high-pressure negotiation sales tactics. Among these techniques are producing glossy material that details the quality and high retail value of the speakers, and bombarding the potential customer with technical jargon, whether correctly or incorrectly used. "




So its like when someone tries to sell you a real high priced vacuum, while spouting off technical sounding jargon?
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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #9
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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #10
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So its like when someone tries to sell you a real high priced vacuum, while spouting off technical sounding jargon?


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Old September 12th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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LOL, i had a couple dudes come up to me like that when i worked there
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Old September 12th, 2009, 01:10 AM   #12
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They traded the van for a burb. these guys have been around for years. must be working a little.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #13
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weird, the last time someone tried to sell me on some awesome left over stereo equipment it was down in the howell walmart or meijer. Must be a lot of gullible people in that area.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:02 AM   #14
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I know ppl who do this, there are tons of people all over the country that do this, in all types of vechicles, they buy imported expensive looking speakers with fake price tags that say msrp is $1999 they pay about $30-$50 per set and talk people into up to $500 or as low as breaking even on them, the guy i know that does this makes 100k plus a year cash doing it... not that i think it's right or not that i would ever do it, but there is money in it, (alot of ignorant ppl out there) lol
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:38 AM   #15
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gotta love todays world...

Though I did manage to get a set of "high quality speakers" for $20, he thought I gave him 5 20s, let's just say I got in my truck real quick and drove off the same way
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Old September 12th, 2009, 09:57 AM   #16
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Yeah, i've been ambushed in Home depot parking lot before about the same kind of thing.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #17
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first KarryAnn flips out because some broke ninja wants to ride the bus, and now you because some guy wants to sell you something... you people are paranoid!
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #18
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Parking lot? I was offered up a "stereo deal" right in the middle of traffic stopped at a light. Gotta love Davison Rd.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #19
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first KarryAnn flips out because some broke ninja wants to ride the bus, and now you because some guy wants to sell you something... you people are paranoid!
...and you spend your evenings in truckstops looking for dick to suck, what the problem is?
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Old September 12th, 2009, 11:50 AM   #20
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...and you spend your evenings in truckstops looking for dick to suck, what the problem is?
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