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Old 03-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #31
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Rainbow vacuum cleaners are excellent. They really get the dirt out of the carpet. Now they need to make something that gets their sales people out of your house in the "45 minutes" they promise.

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Do you really want a guaranteed (and legal) method of getting them out of your house in less than 45 minutes?


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buy a vacuum cleaner in less than 45 minutes.

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ORRRRRRRR.... I can just take them out to the shed and show them the wife's collection of 30 or so vacuum cleaners.... canisters, uprights, shop-vacs.... you name it. All different brands, shapes and sizes! Then I'll start MY sales pitch!



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buy a vacuum cleaner in less than 45 minutes.

I was thinking repeatedly using the phrase:

"Get out of my house - I'm scared for my life and I own a gun." :p
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Do you really want a guaranteed (and legal) method of getting them out of your house in less than 45 minutes?


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are you sure???




I would hate to waste this on somebody that wasn't actually intending on using free advice that is 100% money back guaranteed to work.




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buy a vacuum cleaner in less than 45 minutes.
Why didn't I think of that!?

After what rusty said about his step-son selling 13 in two weeks and not getting paid, I don't think I'd do business with that company, even if I wanted one of their vacuums.

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The more weight you put in the envelopes, the more the company sending you the unsolicited mail will pay.
I used to stuff their postage paid envelopes with Sunday ads from the newspaper until it was so full that the envelope had to be taped shut. I always wondered if the company had to pay extra postage.
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The more weight you put in the envelopes, the more the company sending you the unsolicited mail will pay.

This from the Canada post site. It seems it doesn't matter how much mail they get back it is an annual fee for unlimited mail in one version of the business reply mail.

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Pay an annual fee for each unique Canadian, U.S.A, or international Business Reply Mail return address. This fee is fixed and non-refundable, regardless of the number of returned items. We will invoice you annually.

This fee for general administration, product support and production of BRM artwork helps keep the per item price as low as possible.

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You also pay the applicable postage for each returned item. Postage cost varies based on size, weight, and where it's coming from. The price includes the cost of sorting, counting and billing, in addition to delivering the returned item to you. Mail that can be sorted by our machines costs less than items that need to be handled manually.
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The ones I like are those people asking for money to make it home. "We broke down and need $123 to fix the car so I can get the kids back to their own beds". Kind of tugs at your heart strings, right? So I said "I'll help you out, let me call the police, they have connections with groups that have funds for people just like you." The beggars will scatter quickly.

The one I loved was a group of elementary school kids begging and saying their church bus broke down and they needed money to get it fixed. When the police were notified, they found the "responsible adult" in a nearby strip joint!!!! The police found several other groups of begging kids in other parts of the city. BTW, they did have a church bus, it is how they drove everyone from city to city.
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I know a woman who posts on Facebook, that she is collecting items and money for people whose homes burnt, have a dying child etc. The money goes in her pocket, the items get sold at a flea market. She has even put collection cans out at stores and pocketed that money. She's done it for years. Several of us know she does it but can't get her arrested. The worst part is, she's my cousin.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:29 AM   #38
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Call the news, not the cops....

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Certain cloths you buy come to mind...because you know of it is made in germany, it is all golden

"Hi, it’s Vince with Shamwow! You’ll be saying wow every time you use this towel! It’s like a chamois! It’s like a towel! It’s like a sponge. A regular towel doesn’t work wet – this works wet or dry. This is for the house, the car, the boat, the RV! Shamwow holds twenty times its weight in liquid. Look at this! It just does the work! Why do you want to work twice as hard? It doesn’t drip, doesn’t make a mess. You wring it out, wash it in the washing machine. It is made in Germany, you know the Germans always make good stuff. You can cut it in half, use one as a bath mat, drain your dishes with the other one, use one as a towel. Olympic divers, they use it as a towel. Look at that! Completely dry! Put a wet sweater, roll it up, it dries your sweaters. Here’s some cola, wine, coffee and pet stains. Not only is the damage gonna be on top – there’s your mildew. That is going to smell! See that? The most absorbing We’re gonna do this in real time! Look at this! Put it on the spill, turn it over! Without even putting pressure, fifty percent of the cola right there. You follow me, camera guy? The other fifty percent, the color starts to come up. No other towel’s gonna do that! It acts like a vacuum! And look at this – virtually dry on the bottom! See what I’m telling ya? Shamwow! You’ll be saying wow every time!"
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We have a decent size Chestnut tree in our yard. We don't want it anymore it makes a big mess. We would like to get it cut down in the near future. We don't have a chainsaw or anything, and I am not sure what Chestnut is good for or if it makes good fire wood for next winter, but if anyone is willing to come take it down and haul it away, you can have it for free. If anyone is interested, let me know. thanks.

So - yeah. Anyone want a tree. size: 'decent'. Species: asserted to be 'chestnut'. Location: 'our yard'.
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I got one the other day - it was an email from (apparently) paypal. The title on the email said something like "dispute department". It was for 177 bucks and apparently I bought a camera on ebay and I was disputing it.

Nope. I didn't buy anything from ebay! never have, nothing against ebay I just don't go there when I'm lookin for stuff.

Ok, so reading farther down on this claim form, it has an email address, AND a street address of the person that either bought/sold this item.

They also provided a helpful link that I should click if I want to cancel this dispute. Huh? (I did not click)

They had an official looking transaction number etc. What caught my eye was at the end of the email it said that it had done this transaction from my bank account via paypal. My spidey sense is pingin big time now!

I don't have paypal! but I am worried so I call my bank, nope no transactions for that amount. Same for my visa, nope no charges that I didn't make.

I called paypal they were appreciative, and had me forward the suspect email on to them. "ERASE"!
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Do you really want a guaranteed (and legal) method of getting them out of your house in less than 45 minutes?


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Hey Nap...ya know beer squirting out your nose burns???
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I'm a photographer and live in San Francisco. On Fisherman's Wharf there are two very guady camera stores which sell crap. One day my husband and I walked in there out of curiosity about what they sold. One "salesman" jumped on me and showed me this lens that he said was $400.00. I talked him down to $100.00 and since I wasn't interested in the product, I started to walk out the door (the salesman was nearly shouting at me to buy it). My well meaning husband pulled $100.00 out and bought the lens for me. When I got home, I searched the brand online and only learned that they're priced at $30.00. Couldn't learn anything else about them. I tried shooting with it and it's a piece of ****. What a rip-off.
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Here's another gem. I think the title should be: Respond to this ad to get scammed/raped/murdered


wanted: someone to clean out attic for what is in it (deal is)

Date: 2011-04-08, 3:21PM EDT
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I am looking to have my attic and small shed cleaned out and you can have what you want out of it.
There is metal posts and a small bit of furniture. There is all sorts of stuff.....
If interested- email me with name and a number that you can be reached at...thank you

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