December 26th, 2007

St. Eldritch
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If it's too good to be true...

Ah, the holidays. A time of massive let downs for all. jackie_yo posts in bad_service about a Christmas promotion she heard on the radio. If you purchased $60 in gift certificates, you'd recieve a free ipod shuffle

She goes on to say the device vaguely resembles an iPod, comes with a disc that looks burned and no instructions. Her sister wraps it up and gives it to her on Christmas anyway.

jackie_yo is shocked, shocked I tell you, that the device looks used and scratched out of the box. The disc demands a password, then starts to completely fuck up her computer. She decides to install it on her sister's computer as well, since infecting two machines is the bright thing to do.

The denizens of the community are quick to tear her down for obvious stupidity. radley asks: So, even though you both had concerns because the product wasn't even in a package, everything came separately, AND you mentioned that you noticed the disc looked really shady and like a copy of something ... you guys bought it anyway.

jackie_yo starts to backpeddle and change her story, then gets defensive, saying to those attacking her: Do you surf ~teh internetz~ and look for trouble?

Seriously, if it sounds too good to be true and looks shady, then it probably is.


It turns out that vickionline is in some financial problems, hence, she comes to goodbyedebt and asks for our advice. She wants to know how she could cut her monthly budget when she lists things like:

1) $60 a month for a housekeeper.
2) $160 a month for hairstyling/wax/pedicure/manicure.
3) $200 a month for a personal trainer.

This post seems to scream "attention whore" to me.

Bonus points if you can find the porn on her profile page.
Extra bonus points if you can tell me how any financial advice will help her goal #3.

Bonus lulz with I don't have alot of time to write letters and stay on top of it so is there a company that can help me with that?

EDIT: Its no longer there and it was stupid to mention it.