graham wrote:Someone tried this on me in Bordeaux, France a few years ago. Basically if it involves a stranger and your money, keep walking.
Do you know the one about the loudspeakers?
The 'mark' is identified in a car park, and shown an advert in a 'hi-fi' magazine showing some expensive loud speakers (with the manufacturer's price).
The con man/woman tells a story about his client ordering a pair, and the warehouse sending him out with two pairs of speakers. Thus they have an extra pair of speakers in their van. The speakers look authentic, and are well packed, but (funnily enough) they are not of the quality of those in the advert, however, as it is near impossible to test them in a car park, the offer is unrepeatable.
The driver offers to follow the mark to a cashpoint to sell the second rate speakers at a price way less than the ones in the magazineábut far above their value.
I was propositioned, and offered that they follow me (I was driving one of my vans - from the B&Q on OKR to the cashpoint) I got them as far as Vauxhall before they gave up to go & look for another sucker.
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