Originally Posted by noahabel
With this in mind, here's a response I got from "Standard Electronics" about their low-priced 151FD:
Oh, awesome, sounds great, where do I sign up?
Oh, yeah, total scam.
Sigh. The internet is such a blessing and a curse.
Call me naive but how can some people live with themselves? I've recently come across this scam when selling something myself via craigslist. The scammer assures me they will or have sent a check for an even higher amount than requested (whoot whoot red flag!) for my inconvenience. Just gotta post this one... (mind you my Eureka "Condo" tent is going for $500) Check this out:
"Hello, how was your weekend?.I just received the confirmation that the check has been issued out and was mailed out via UPS it will be delivered to your address within 2 days according to the courier, but to my greatest surprise the draft was made out for $2500 instead of the actual amount. It was an honest mistake. I would have loved to cancel the draft but once the draft has been issued the payment cannot be reversed, so pls When the check is delivered to you, take it toyour bank and have it cashed, you will deduct your money for the purchase and in addition an extra $100 for your run around expenses,the rest of the funds should be sent to my mover via western union the same day so that she can come over for the pick ASAP. I would have actually loved to give you a call immediately i was informed about this but am using hearing-impaired phone so please send me an email if i can trust you to have the excess sent to my mover. Thank you."
Again, how do some people live with themselves?