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billybob69

672 posts

31 months

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Similar to the lookie lookie men

66comanche

2,369 posts

45 months

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Sushi said:
Potatoes said:
RE: OK, So what's the Con here

why the random capital letters?
Why the lack of capital letters?
SuShi AnD pOtAtoeS, YumMy!

Potatoes

2,509 posts

56 months

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66comanche said:
SuShi AnD pOtAtoeS, YumMy!
rofl

aclivity

3,645 posts

74 months

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Are you missing an opportunity to clumsily / accidentally let the copper plumbing olive drop from your fingers into a nearby drain?

CedGTV

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2,420 posts

140 months

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Or my right wrist to follow my knuckles and pass through the back of his head.




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CedGTV

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2,420 posts

140 months

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Potatoes said:
RE: OK, So what's the Con here

why the random capital letters?
Tedious !


LordFlathead

8,652 posts

144 months

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CedGTV said:
I am working in Belgravia and have to pop down to builders merchants at the end of Ebury Street every now and then and invariable when I do there is usually a Eastern European type who walks towards me and pretends to pick a 'solid gold' wedding ring from behind me just as we pass. The first time it happened I must admit I felt for the ring on my finger but now can predict who and when they try it.

They just get jogged on now.

So my question is what would be the con ?
No way man!!! Just had EXACTLY the same happen to me on Wednesday!

Here's the story. Sitting on my company vehicle tapping a new address into the satnav when "the same described guy" arrives at my drivers door then bends down and fumbles around on the floor. He then stands up and produces this 'gold ring' and smiles?! I wind the window down then he says, "Is this yours did you drop your ring?" I said no and he approaches the house nearest.. he changes his mind and walks back to me trying the ring on.. it doesn't fit! He says, "You try?" so I did and it slides right on. I take it off and he examines it and he says, "Gold 18k, wedding ring" and mimics to the stamp on the inside. He then says, "Doesn't fit me, here" and tosses the ring to me. It feels heavy but my eyes aren't brilliant, I wind the window up and he leaves. A few seconds later he comes back and says "It's gold yes? Could you give me something?!" I laughed and offer him a banana (no seriously I did!) and he says, "A little cash?" I offer him a score and he says, "Thank you, I buys some food". Alarm bells are ringing now as he wanders off.

The ring !



The ring has weight and feels heavy enough to be jewelry BUT the edges are not finished and it reminds me of this!



Which is a bloody plumbers compression olive! But it is too heavy for that.

The 'ring' has markings inside which says 150 18ct. If you google this, you get pages of 18 carat rings.. no idea what the 150 means! I need to take it to a jeweller but I know they are going to laugh. I think its moody and I've been scammed, but if I have fair play, he got me fair and square laugh

0a

13,137 posts

80 months

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They are brass but hallmarked Google says.

LordFlathead

8,652 posts

144 months

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The ring is absolutely stunning. A modern style with a subtle curvature intimating from a contemporary design, this timeless piece will reflect and glint in any light, given the precision of the polishing, and is a joy to wear and to behold.

  • Weighty piece manufactured from the finest materials, sourced from Eastern Europe, and strictly limited in production(1).
  • Genuine reason for sale, and impossible to purchase from conventional retailers, these bespoke pieces are only obtainable through a network of specialised dealers(2).
  • Comes in it's own natural sand covered, and textured presentation case(3).
  • The ring is fully guaranteed against defects from faulty counter-fitting manufacturing with a limited guarantee(4).
(1) Before Trading Standards get to seize the rest of them.
(2) Robbing bds.
(3) Banana Skin.
(4) Until I get hold of them when their lives will be proper limited!


Thought so!boxedin

Genelec

525 posts

33 months

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I'd suggest teaming up with some dwarves and elves and heading for Mordor.

Watch out though.....


AJS-

11,768 posts

122 months

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What an utterly stupid con?

So they give away 20 rings and some sap gives them 5GBP out of pity.

Surely our cheeky travelling folk can do better than this?

xRIEx

3,280 posts

34 months

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When they give you the ring, hiss "My Precioussss!" like this guy



Then shout "dirty little hobbitses!" and run away.


Why not keep the ring and not give any money. He's asking for a 'gift' but there's no obligation to give st. Keep the ring, walk off, it reduces the number of times he can pull the stunt on someone else.


LordFlathead said:
...and he says, "A little cash?" I offer him a score and he says, "Thank you, I buys some food". Alarm bells are ringing now as he wanders off.
You gave him twenty quid? Why the fk?! Not sure if serious.

LordFlathead

8,652 posts

144 months

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I offered him a banana at first then felt guilty. Of course the guilt is all part of the scam but I shouldn't have kept the ring in the first place.

What a complete and utter tt. As someone said on my FB page, "At least you've gained a conversational piece" laugh
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