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Another funny example of scamming a scammer. This time on eBay. (PDF file of the scam | Web Site)

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UPDATE: The links above seem to be blocked now. Maybe they got too much traffic. I'm uploading the PDF here.

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So where is that forum mentioned in the PDF? It would be interesting to know how it ended!

The forum in question is the Something Awful forums, available at http://forums.somethingawful.com. One time $10 fee to register, and in my opinion, the best forums on the 'Net.

Hmmm "Service unavailable" is perhaps less engaging than I was looking for. Is it mirrored or archived anywhere?

Yeah, try Metafilter - they have some mirrors near the bottom of the page.

Read the thing via /.-linked mirror. If any of you guys hasn't checked this out, do so. Now. Seriously, this thing had me in tears when I got to the photos. I haven't laughed this hard in quite a while.

Which store can buy the light Notekook?
Please tell me the URL.
Thank you!

Thanks for posting the article. I needed a good laugh!

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