Friday, February 25, 2011

One Ad, One Attempted Scam

After many attempts by the numbnuts from The Brick we finally recieved both our fridge and stove.  A whole part of the sale was that we could pick a date for when we were home to have both items delivered at the same time.  This way it could give us time to sell our old fridge and stove.  No stress, ya know?

Nnnyyyeaah that's not the way it went down.  We had countless calls to our home phone, which we asked them not to call since we work away from home, trying to deliver just our fridge.  We continuously had to call over and over to their useless call center asking to ensure that the next delivery date would be during a certain time frame and WITH THE RANGE AND FRIDGE.   Then we get a home...when we're at work up north...that they have a delivery date for when we're not home.  OhmyfuckinggawdI'mgoingtoburnsomething.  We call to cancel and rebook.  2 Days later they don't have the fucking range stove that we have already paid for and that they are supposed to hold for us.  WE PAID FIRST. I don't care how long you have to mudderfocking store that shit for HOLD it.  Then she says they're not making that model anymore.  
Right.  Call the Stores Sales Manager.   Apparently this Manager is new and can't do anything without an invoice number.  We're over 800 kms from home. Not happening.  Give up.  Going to cancel and demand a refund if they don't correct this weekend.

We fly to Calgary Wednesday eve...get to sleep around midnight.  7:30 AM the Brick decides that they're going to deliver both appliances between 12:30-3:30pm that day.  Seriously?!   Manfriend and Kidlet have a doctor's appointment at 1030am.  Guess who decides to show up early?  Brick Delivery.  Are you freaking kidding me?  Nothing gets delivered on time when you're ready for it.  Am I right?
The entire day is a clusterfuck between deliveries, grocery shopping, cleaning appliances, picking up Kidlet, picking up Laura from bus depot and selling the old appliance.
I wanted them gone from ASAP.  We don't have a garage so they are sitting in the Living Room on cardboard.  Ew.  So I promptly placed an Ad on Facebook MarketPlace, Craigslist, Kijiji, and Buy&Sell. (Can you guess which one the attempted scam came from...I bet you can!)  This is how all my ads appeared:

2007 Frigidaire Fridge and Stove (White)

Both Fridge & Stove for $300 Cash only- Non Negotiable.  In great working order.  Perfect for a starter home.  Ready for pick-up today.

At such a cheap price I had plenty of callers/emails of interest.  Basically they were sold with the first inquiry.  I'm proper and replied to the emails informing them the appliances was sold.

I replied to this email:

(I am not blanking out this choade's email since A. He's a scammer B. I don't care.)
dateThu, Feb 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM
subjectFridigidaire 2007 Fridge & Stove (White) - $300 (Calgary, AB) Date: 2011-02-24, 8:36AM MST Re

** Avoid:  wiring money, cross-border deals, work-at-home
** Beware: cashier checks, money orders, escrow, shipping
** More Info:


Is this item still on for sale?

Simple enough right?  This is my reply:

Hi there, sorry for the late response.
Sorry but the fridge and stove sold quickly.  Thank you for your inquiry.


So I send those email to the trash and thought that was the end of that. 

11:09pm  This email arrives:
james smart

Thanks for the prompt response and i will love to make an instant
purchase, so please do  withdraw the advert from Craigslist, i don't
mind adding an extra $50  for you to take  the advert down from
criagslist so that i can be rest assured that am in hand of the items.

I  will also like you to know that i will be paying via check, and it
will be over night payment due to the distance .You don't need to
bother your self with the shipment ok, i will take care of that, so i
will need you to provide me with the following information to
facilitate the mailing of the check.

1.Your full name.
2.Your mailing address be it residential or postal address.
3.Your phone number.
 I assure you once again i will take care of shipping.

Have a nice day.


To which I replied:

Where may I ask are you shipping it to and how do you to ship the items?
Sent on the TELUS Mobility network with BlackBerry

I was curious to see where this dumbass planned to ship a fridge and stove and if they even READ the ads.  People actually fall for this shit?  Sometimes I feel that those people deserve to be scammed for not using their spongy grey matter.

You may have noted I stated CASH ONLY and this knob says "
I  will also like you to know that i will be paying via check." Really?  Well if you're not going to give me a choice you could at least spell it properly. CHEQUE.

I did think about fucking with him further but he didn't respond to my last email.  I'm insulted.  I wish I was smart enough to figure out how to send these scammers viruses.  I'm not so I just sent the emails to Craigslist support to bring it to their attention and well, share his email with the blogosphere. (I'm sure there's plenty more email addy's in supply)

One other thing I realized this weekend.  I'm like old and shit.  I was excited to get home appliances.  Here they are:

 Ooohhh Shiny!  Now we have to buy a new dishwasher and hood fan to match but hey, in due time.  I'm pretty stoked to have a flat top induction stove with convection oven.  I enjoy cooking and it's a treat to have decent tools to work with. 

Well it's off to get showered and nails! I'm taking my friend Laura as well and treating her to a mani-pedi, which she has never had.  So it's going to be totally awkward (for her) and amusing (for me).  

I'll leave you with pictures of the 2 that seem to be gassy and farting in my direction this morning.
Shayla dropped a bomb first

Brady dropped the second bomb.  Of course they were on either side of me at the time.



  1. Wow the new stove looks awesome.

    And Craigslist just sucks. Unless you are looking for a std having potential date for the weekend.

  2. reminds me of an e-mail I got today. The subject line was SEND INFO. thanks?

    visions unto myself

  3. I’ll get him back, just sent him about 200GB of Alf porn.

    Err, you know it is, it was just… lying around.

  4. wow, james smart is

    i mean, i don't think he could have been more subtle, had he demanded your social insurance number, your blood type, and a semen sample from manfriend.

    "give me your fucking address and i'll bring you a CHECK. just leave your door unlocked, i don't want to leave it in the mailbox."

    ah, durrrrr.

  5. I'm scared of craigslist, never used it.

  6. Oilfied - Thanks! I made good use of it last night and will do the same tonight. Rib Roast to christen the oven!

    Kara - I received an email the other day stating I won a bunch of Euros ( I got my manager to read it for me.). I passed on the offer.

    Kage - Seriously I don't know if these scammers even read the fucking ads.

    Mrs. Tuna - That's the first time I used it but it did generate the most responses. Funny it's the first time and I get scammed. Seriously, wasn't even 12 hours the ads were posted.

    Drake - Creepy. Not surprising now. haha

  7. I really enjoyed this post. Came over from Fragrant Liar and will definitely be back.


  8. Thanks for following Pearl! I try not to rant..too much.

  9. I got an email from today in response to my Craigslist ad...

    The exact verbiage of the email:

    Is this item still on for sale?

    Sound familiar? :)

  10. Hahah Damn, you think they would try a different approach.

    Did you respond?


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