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post #31 of 86
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I know you're jsut getting your kicks in at this point (and it's working b/c i'm already irritated), but at the time I bought the phone, I knew people that had been doing business with these guys for an extended period of time and I had bought my previous phone there. When you have a prior relationship with someone and other people you know also do, your mind doesn't automatically race to the worst conclusion. I didn't know about all the shady shit until this week when i was bitching to someone that my iphone still wasn't in yet. I guess i'll find out tomorrow whether they're legit or not when they either give me my money or my phone. =/
If you ever get your money back, spend it wisely and take a girl out for a nice dinner.
post #32 of 86
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
If you ever get your money back, spend it wisely and take someone out for a nice dinner.

Imagine all the girls i could treat to Panera for $800.
post #33 of 86
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
If you ever get your money back, spend it wisely and take a girl out for a nice dinner.

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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Imagine all the girls i could treat to Panera for $800.
What if their boyfriends don't like Panera?

There's always Pasta Nite chez Morel.
post #34 of 86
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn View Post
If you ever get your money back, spend it wisely and take a girl out for a nice dinner.

In a similar vein as my previous comment, money spent taking a girl out to a nice dinner is only worth it if she reciprocates in some way (ie doesn’t take a doggy bag back to her boyfriend)…

K
post #35 of 86
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
What if their boyfriends don't like Panera?

There's always Pasta Nite chez Morel.
Respek
post #36 of 86
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Originally Posted by RJman View Post
+1. Common sense FTW.

g33k, if you wire me $1000 CAD I'll go to the shop and get your phone for you. Western Union, not Paypal.

Sunk costs fool

K
post #37 of 86
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What if their boyfriends don't like Panera?

There's always Pasta Nite chez Morel.

rofl
post #38 of 86
DEAR GQGEEK, URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL I AM MARIAM ABACHA, WIDOW OF THE LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, GEN. SANI ABACHA. AFTER HE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND WHO DIED MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF CARDIAC ARREST, I WAS INFORMED BY OUR LAWYER, BELLO GAMBARI THAT, MY HUSBAND WHO AT THAT TIME WAS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, CALLED HIM AND CONDUCTED HIM ROUND HIS APARTMENT AND SHOWED HIM FOUR METAL BOXES CONTAINING MONEY ALL IN FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND HE EQUALLY MADE HIM BELIEVE THAT THOSE BOXES ARE FOR ONWARD TRANSFER TO HIS OVERSEAS COUNTERPART FOR PERSONAL INVESTMENT. ALONG THE LINE, MY HUSBAND DIED AND SINCE THEN THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN AFTER US, MOLESTING, POLICING AND FREEZING OUR BANK ACCOUNTS AND EVEN MY ELDEST SON RIGHT NOW IS IN DETENTION. MY FAMILY ACCOUNT IN SWITZERLAND WORTH US$22,000,000.00 AND 120,000,000.00 DUTCH MARK HAS BEEN CONFISCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT IS INTERROGATING HIM (MY SON MOHAMMED) ABOUT OUR ASSET AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS. IT WAS IN THE COURSE OF THESE, AFTER THE BURIAL RITE AND CUSTOMS, THAT OUR LAWYER SAW YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FROM THE PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIAN BUSINESS PROMOTION AGENCY. THIS IS WHY I AM USING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SOLICIT FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME AS A VERY SINCERE RESPONSIBLE PERSON. I HAVE ALL THE TRUST IN YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT SIT ON THIS MONEY. I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CARRYING THE FOUR METAL BOXES OUT OF THE COUNTRY, WITH THE AID OF SOME TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, WHO STILL SHOW SYMPATHY TO MY FAMILY, TO A NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY (ACCRA-GHANA) TO BE PRECISE. I PRAY YOU WOULD HELP US IN GETTING THIS MONEY TRANSFERRED OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY. EACH OF THESE METAL BOXES CONTAINS US$5,000,000.00 (FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) AND TOGETHER THESE FOUR BOXES CONTAIN US20,000,000.00(TWENTY MILLION UNITED STATESDOLLARS ONLY). THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT WE HAVE MOVED TO GHANA. THEREFORE, I NEED AN URGENT HELP FROM YOU AS A MAN OF GOD TO HELP GET THIS MONEY IN ACCRA GHANA TO YOUR COUNTRY. THIS MONEY, AFTER GETTING TO YOUR COUNTRY, WOULD BE SHARED ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE AGREED BY BOTH OF US.PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MATTER IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS THE GOVERNMENT WHICH MY LATE HUSBAND WAS PART OF IS STILL UNDER SURVAILLANCE TO PROBE US. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY FAMILY LAWYER AS INDICATED ABOVE AND ALSO TO LIAISE WITH HIM TOWARDS THE EFFECTIVE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION ON TEL/FAX N0:xxx-x-xxxxxxx AS HE HAS THE MANDATE OF THE FAMILY TO HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION. THANKS AND BEST REGARD MRS. MARIAM ABACHA
post #39 of 86
so much Geek pawnage in one threak
post #40 of 86
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post #41 of 86
You're so dumb.
post #42 of 86
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Originally Posted by JD_May View Post
DEAR GQGEEK, URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL CELLULAR TELEPHONY PROPOSALS I AM MARIAM ABACHA, WIDOW OF THE LATE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, GEN. SANI ABACHA. AFTER HE DEATH OF MY HUSBAND WHO DIED MYSTERIOUSLY AS A RESULT OF BRAIN TUMOR, I WAS INFORMED BY OUR LAWYER, BELLO GAMBARI THAT, MY HUSBAND WHO AT THAT TIME WAS THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA, CALLED HIM AND CONDUCTED HIM ROUND HIS APARTMENT AND SHOWED HIM FOUR CARDBOARD BOXES CONTAINING IPHONE ALL IN UNLOCKED STATE AND HE EQUALLY MADE HIM BELIEVE THAT THOSE BOXES ARE FOR USE BY CANADIAN FOR PERSONAL TELEPHONY. ALONG THE LINE, MY HUSBAND DIED AND SINCE THEN THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN AFTER US, MOLESTING, POLICING AND FREEZING OUR BANK ACCOUNTS AND EVEN MY ELDEST SON RIGHT NOW IS IN DETENTION UNABLE TO MAKE TELEPHONE CALL. MY FAMILY ACCOUNT IN SWITZERLAND WORTH US$22,000,000.00 AND 120,000,000.00 DUTCH MARK HAS BEEN CONFISCATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT IS INTERROGATING HIM (MY SON MOHAMMED) ABOUT OUR ASSET AND SOME VITAL DOCUMENTS. IT WAS IN THE COURSE OF THESE, AFTER THE BURIAL RITE AND CUSTOMS, THAT OUR LAWYER SAW YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FROM THE PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIAN BUSINESS PROMOTION AGENCY. THIS IS WHY I AM USING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SOLICIT FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE TO HELP ME AS A VERY SINCERE RESPONSIBLE PERSON. I HAVE ALL THE TRUST IN YOU AND I KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT SIT ON THIS IPHONES. I HAVE SUCCEEDED IN CARRYING THE FOUR CARBOARD BOXES OUT OF THE COUNTRY, WITH THE AID OF SOME TOP GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL, WHO STILL SHOW SYMPATHY TO MY FAMILY, TO A NEIGHBOURING COUNTRY (ACCRA-GHANA) TO BE PRECISE. I PRAY YOU WOULD HELP US IN GETTING THIS IPHONES TRANSFERRED OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY. EACH OF THESE CARDBOARD BOXES CONTAINS US$775.00 (SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE UNITED STATES DOLLARS) WORTH OF IPHONE AND TOGETHER THESE FOUR BOXES CONTAIN US3,100.00(THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATESDOLLARS ONLY). THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT WE HAVE MOVED TO GHANA. THEREFORE, I NEED AN URGENT HELP FROM YOU AS A MAN OF GOD TO HELP GET THIS IPHONES IN ACCRA GHANA TO YOUR COUNTRY. THIS IPHONES, AFTER GETTING TO YOUR COUNTRY, WOULD BE WITH MINUTES SHARED ACCORDING TO THE PERCENTAGE AGREED BY BOTH OF US. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MATTER IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AS THE GOVERNMENT WHICH MY LATE HUSBAND WAS PART OF IS STILL UNDER SURVAILLANCE TO PROBE US. YOU CAN CONTACT ME THROUGH MY FAMILY LAWYER AS INDICATED ABOVE AND ALSO TO LIAISE WITH HIM TOWARDS THE EFFECTIVE COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSACTION ON TEL/FAX N0:xxx-x-xxxxxxx AS HE HAS THE MANDATE OF THE FAMILY TO HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION. THANKS AND BEST REGARD MRS. MARIAM ABACHA
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post #43 of 86
Dude, no one has iphones in Canada and even the Apple store is out of stock I believe. If Rogers, the largest seller of iphones in the country, didn't have any, didn't you think it was weird that this small shop somehow had them? That should have been a big red flag imo.

And why would you pay for something without seeing the goods first? I wouldn't even buy drugs that way. At any rate, I hope this works out for you but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
Isn't Rogers on the same GSM frequency as AT&T? Couldn't you just buy an unlocked one off eBay or craigslist and pop your Rogers sim in?

+1. You can probably get an unlocked iphone for $200.
post #44 of 86
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I paid the money before I knew it wasn't in stock....I never really looked. The only reason I did it this way was because I'm a little impulsive and I had been pining for a new phone for a while. When my mother showed up with the money, it was unexpected and I was close to the store, so i just said "fuck it, time to get an iphone."


you idiot.
post #45 of 86
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Hard to get any info out of rogers. My impression is that they're backed up, but that people are slowly getting them as they come in on a priority basis. I've seen phones at smaller shops. They import them from elsewhere instead of the regular supply chain. A girl I know just bought one from a store like that for a thousand bucks (no kidding).

Anyway, this particular store had iphones even back when the original was released (or was it the 3g? can't remember) and was hard to get, and rogers had exclusive distribution back then too. I know people that had bought tons of iphones from these guys. That's why no flags went off. That was a while ago and in the meantime I heard about all this other mess, which is the only reason i'm nervous about it. Either way, i guess i'll find out soon enough.
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