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Ellis 09-29-2010 02:36 AM

Help finding an old thread/link
 
There was an old thread—I’d guess it was in 04—about a guy who was selling a Mac computer on ebay. Realizing that it was someone trying to rip him off, he sent a friend in the UK that happened to live in the area of the mailing address of the scammer to go to the location and scout it. Then, after his friend went and the place ended up looking really shady, the guy sent the scammers a fake computer made out of cardboard.

Either Marc or KB posted it… I think.

Anyways, for some reason I’ve had the desire to read this over the last few months, and I can’t find it anywhere. I remember it being a really long and fascinating story, full of pictures. It was like a computer nerd detective story.

Any help would be great!

Best,
Ellis

NAR(cotics) 09-29-2010 05:27 PM

Now I am not sure but I believe inactive threads in certain forums get deleted, that's a question only Marc can answer. I can try looking up the story on google or bing though, I will tell you if I have any luck.

themush 09-30-2010 04:21 PM

Ellis you old sailor you. Where the hell have you been?

Ellis 09-30-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by themush (Post 302926)
Ellis you old sailor you. Where the hell have you been?

Very well. How are you? It's been a long time-- I miss a lot of the characters around here. (If anyone's lurking, feel free to PM me to reminisce/catch up-- or post in here!. In particular, I'd like to see how Ricky is doing.)

UPDATE: I ended up finding the thread I was looking for. It was posted by da12ken in September of 2004.

Title: P-P-P-Powerbook

The link Ken gives in the thread is dead. If you have any interest in reading the story, an alive link is http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

The story is as interesting and gripping as a remembered it :thumbup:

Dublin Mike 10-01-2010 10:55 PM

What's up Ellis? Been ages. Still lurk around from time to time. Good to see you are still alive.

Ellis 10-02-2010 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dublin Mike (Post 302944)
What's up Ellis? Been ages. Still lurk around from time to time. Good to see you are still alive.

Hey, Mike. Nice to see that you are still floating around, too! Anything new and exciting going on with you?

NAR(cotics) 10-02-2010 10:10 AM

Thanks Ellis that was the greatest Scam I have ever read in my life.

Marc 10-03-2010 12:30 PM

Jesus, first toby, then Mike, then Ellis? Holy reunion! :thumbup:

Good to see you guys, hope you are making more than a cameo. What is new with everyone? Anyone married? Sent to jail? I've been working 60+ hours a week as a freight (truck) broker and spending the rest of the time with my girlfriend!

Dublin Mike 10-03-2010 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellis (Post 302947)
Hey, Mike. Nice to see that you are still floating around, too! Anything new and exciting going on with you?

Nothing much man. Still slaving to the grind, as usual. Kids are growing up fast. My oldest is a Jr in high school. Sheesh.

An old timers reunion you say, Marc? Wonder if Dave and KB will show up next.

NAR(cotics) 10-03-2010 07:27 PM

Welcome back people I have never met before :)

catman 10-03-2010 10:24 PM

What a reunion we're having here. Who'll come back next?


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