UPDATE: Don’t Take Any Wooden Flat Screens

Yesterday, we reported on Indiana residents who were duped into buying flat-screen tvs on the street that, upon opening at home, ended up being oven doors. How could anyone be duped by such an inane ruse, we asked ourselves, chomping cigars in our pleather armchairs. Below, detail of the packaging used to wrap the oven doors.

ovenwide.jpgFor starters, the the oven doors were expertly packaged using with real flat panel TV packaging.

In the left panel of the picture at right, you can see one of the faux flat panels. Adjacent, one of the victims.

Make of that what you will.

Previously: Don’t Take Any Wooden Flat Screens
Image source: WESH2


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  1. MrEleganza says:

    Damn it. It’s getting to the point where you can’t trust ANYTHING you buy on the street these days.

  2. Paul D says:

    “At left you can see one of the faux flat panels. At right, one of the idiots who were dumb enough to buy a flat panel TV from somebody off the street.”

    Fixed that for ya’.

  3. Melsky says:

    I agree Paul D, except I think dishonest needs to be in there somewhere too.

  4. It’s great to see that the white vanners are keeping up with the times!

  5. etinterrapax says:

    Expert packaging or no, chestnuts about things being too good to be true are generally chestnuts for a reason. The rewards of greed…

  6. If it’s any comfort to anyone’s fractured sensibilities, a person buying a $500 flat screen off the street almost certainly assumed that they were stolen.

    Now who’s the criminal?

    That’s right, it’s still the guy selling wooden TVs. But it’s something to think about.

  7. lgf says:

    Off the street people! Seriously, they deserved to be duped.

  8. OkiMike says:

    You mean that Rolex I bought on the street next to the Majestic Theater in New York isn’t real???