Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Please don't be a moron

  1. #1
    illegitimum non carborundum Utopian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    10,907
    Thanked: 3505
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Please don't be a moron

    I really try to avoid ebay, but sometimes I just gotta look and one thing just really p*sses me off. That is, obvious blatant fraud that morons are obviously falling for as indicated by the number of times people bid on the stuff.

    Here's the thing. If you see a listing for a Colonial Era Razor, a Revolutionary War Era Razor, or an Ancient Chinese Razor, and it looks ANYTHING REMOTELY like the one depicted below, please don't bid on it. When there are at least a dozen of them listed by each seller every month, do you really believe that such incredibly large caches of these primitive razors actually exist?? I would assume this crap is made in China, buried underground for a month or two, and then sent off to whatever huckster is willing to put them up on ebay for morons to fight over. Please don't be one of those morons.

    If you ARE one of those morons, then I am perfectly willing to sell you the ORIGINAL hatchet that young GEORGE WASHINGTON used to cut down a cherry tree. This is the ORIGINAL hatchet, not a reproduction. Unfortunately, the wood handle rotted away in 1781 and was replaced on December 15, 1799, the day after his death due to excessive medical bleeding, with a brand spanking new hickory handle and tragically the iron hatchet head rusted away to oblivion in 1894 but was replaced with a shiny new head from Walmart in 1987 so trust me, I assure you I have all necessary documentation, this is the actual hatchet that young George used to chop down the cherry tree in 1741.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Martin103 likes this.

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Utopian For This Useful Post:

    Caledonian (06-13-2011), dave5225 (12-26-2009), Martin103 (04-29-2014)

  3. #2
    Professional Pedantic Pontificator
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Monmouth, OR - USA
    Posts
    1,163
    Thanked: 317

    Default

    I'm with you there. I used to collect tobacco pipes and saw the same sort of non-sense.

  4. #3
    what Dad calls me nun2sharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kansas city area USA
    Posts
    9,155
    Thanked: 1666

    Default

    But I wanted that razor so badly...... and the hatchet too.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

  5. #4
    illegitimum non carborundum Utopian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    10,907
    Thanked: 3505
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    But I wanted that razor so badly...... and the hatchet too.
    I've got 4 of the hatchets left. How many do you want?

  6. #5
    Know thyself holli4pirating's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    11,658
    Thanked: 2534

    Default

    How bout three hatchets and one of the razors? Do you combine shipping?

  7. #6
    illegitimum non carborundum Utopian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Rochester, MN
    Posts
    10,907
    Thanked: 3505
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I'm not sure about that, my Nigerian agent takes care of all the shipping arrangements.

  8. #7
    Know thyself holli4pirating's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Westchester, New York
    Posts
    11,658
    Thanked: 2534

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I'm not sure about that, my Nigerian agent takes care of all the shipping arrangements.
    Haha, good one.

  9. #8
    what Dad calls me nun2sharp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kansas city area USA
    Posts
    9,155
    Thanked: 1666

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I'm not sure about that, my Nigerian agent takes care of all the shipping arrangements.

    Probably the same guy that owes me my lottery money.... man Ive been waiting for that for a while now. Once it comes in Im gonna buy me one of those chinese razors.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

  10. #9
    Life is short, filled with Stuff joke1176's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Columbia, MO
    Posts
    1,394
    Thanked: 231

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Probably the same guy that owes me my lottery money.... man Ive been waiting for that for a while now. Once it comes in Im gonna buy me one of those chinese razors.

    Hey, wait a minute... Is that the same guy who happens to be a prince, but needs my account info to forward his riches into my account?

    He told me I was the only one.

  11. #10
    Senior Member blabbermouth Joed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    5,003
    Thanked: 1826

    Default

    I use EBay as a form of amusement. Ya gotta laugh at them, like the Puma and Wonderedge that went for $660 and $770 each. A fool and his money... We can't change their spots so you might as well laugh.
    “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” (A. Einstein)

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •