The old McDonalds’ Parking Lot Flim-Flam
The Kansas City Two Step. The Buffalo Money Shuffle. The Cleveland Steamer. All classic scams from the golden era of screwing people over (the 2000s?). They are a lost art in todays world of cheap ponzi schemes and mortgage crises.
But some people are still practicing the ancient dance known as the scam. Like these two fellows in the parking lot of a South Carolina McDonalds who approached a woman and sold her what they said was an iPad for $180. Once home, the woman found out that the iPad was in fact “a piece of wood painted black with an Apple logo” and called the police.
Now I’m not saying that this is the dumbest woman in South Carolina because, hey, our scientific understanding of idiocy has not reached a point where we can determine that. I will say however that consumer electronics are obviously best purchased in the parking lots of a nicer chain restaurant than McDonalds. Chipotle and Red Lobster have a much better selection of iPhones and state of the art computer systems.
Come to think of it, are there any scams nowadays that don’t involve iPads? I feel like every banner ad I see is giving away free iPads, or failing that free viagra/penis extenders. Either way, scams get you LAID.