This is technology. A forum member arrives at the internet cafe, takes a seat and soon the package arrives. The scammer opens the box and there are angry raised voices heard. This is truly the best of the Web. Good old somethingawful. Anybody have a sharpie?
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Hello I am very interested in your unit. I would like to know your best price to buy it now and if you ship international. I am in London UK right now. I would also want to know the condition of the unit. Please let me know I am very interested. He wanted to take advantage of the situation and scam the scammer back.
Once the address was acquired, Harris then asked other forum members what his next course of action should be. On April 27th, , EricFate  submitted the following suggestion: Send a three ring binder with a hand drawn keyboard taped to the inside of the bottom flap, and a hand drawn screen taped to the inside of the top flap. Crayon preferred. When FedEx finally arrived  , the package could not be delivered since the phone number the scammer provided was fake.
Aftermath Once the package arrived, Harris emailed the scammer saying that he was having connection problems with the escrow site, but was happy that the package arrived because he "thought [he] had lost [his] powerbook for good in some kind of scam. No further updates were made to the site or the discussion thread on Something Awful.
After the prank was completed, the story was shared on MetaFilter  , Slashdot  , Engadget  , and BoingBoing  in May Know Your Meme Store.
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Background Circle! The p-p-p-powerbook story is one of great internet detectivery , drama , scamming the scammer, and lulz. His friend named Corey had an Apple Powerbook in brand-new condition which he wanted to sell, because it was 9 days past the day return limit. I would like to know your best price if you buy it now and if you ship international.
Hello I am very interested in your unit. I would like to know your best price to buy it now and if you ship international. I am in London UK right now. I would also want to know the condition of the unit. Please let me know I am very interested.