Don’t Take Any Wooden Flat Screens

Consumer alert! Indianans are filing complaints about a new street scam. Reports have trickled in about people being approached on the street to buy a flat screens for $500. A savvy shopper deal, no? Well, when the Hoosiers got home, they unwrapped the package to find it contained a cord, a remote control, and an oven door.

The police department is linking the scam to a scad of house robberies in the area. Among the items stolen are several oven doors.

Oven Doors Passed Off as Flat-Screen TVs [Sun-Times] (Thanks to Morgan!)

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  1. Papercutninja says:

    Hahah Hooosiers.
    Oven doors? Have you guys seen the cost of a Viking range? $500 is a BARGAIN!

  2. lgf says:

    Why is this a story?
    Who buys flat screen TVs on the street? You are just asking for it. I don’t feel bad for them.

  3. Ben Popken says:

    It’s a story because it’s funny.

  4. Johnny says:

    Papercutninja is right — if the oven door is an authentic Sorny or Panaphonic, this could still be a great deal.

  5. NoUseForAName says:

    Crap, I just bought a sonyo widescreen trinithon on the street for only $250. Brought it home, plugged it in and nothing! After furthur inspection for about 2 hours I realized that I bought a microwave……I’m so screwed, but at least I can make popcorn!

  6. airship says:

    “There’s a sucker born every minute.” – Phineas Taylor Barnum