Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Didn't Get Stabbed

I had my first Craigslist purchasing experience last night. I bought two obviously counterfeited Packer-49er tickets from some dude. I went to his house in G.B., and paid straight cash homey. I brought my wife along as a witness in the likelihood that not only was I being sold fake tickets, but that said "seller" was going to rob and stab me.



I felt like I was going to buy crack or something when I hopped in the car and stopped at the ATM to withdraw $140. It honestly felt highly illegal, and may have been. I'm not sure how the whole scalping thing actually works. The guy had a "website" and claimed to have charged me "sales tax". I dunno, whatever, it cost me $67.50 each for $59 face value tickets. Which is a fucking bargain. Especially on a Monday.



Also, I nearly got screwed by StubHub earlier in the day by buying tickets that weren't next to each other. It was not made clear at all until I was one click away from having my card charged. Fucking assholes.



Buying tip: Try to buy from some shady character with a mustache and Packer themed Hawaiian shirts so you can avoid the ridiculous $15 "service fees".



But seriously, they looked legit. So I'm going to go watch the Pack turn into the opposite of last week again. All of this is like the one advantage to living in Green Bay, and makes it all worth it.

9 comments:

Bear said...

Craigslist is a pretty big deal up in the Twin Cities, like there is a shit ton of stuff that gets posted on it and if you don't respond within the hour, I highly doubt you will get it or it was a scam/piece of shit.

There are a lot of job postings too, when I look at Milwaukee for my field there's like 2 a week

Juicelaw said...

You should move to Milwaukee.

Is it legit to interview for a job from a Craigslist post?

Is your "field" gay porn? Do you perform as a circus bear?

ruggerbob said...

If they are fake I know a guy that can go over to the house an get the money back. Violently.

Bear said...

Actually I got my second job off craigslist, start up company, worked there for a year

linda said...

If they're not legit, you can sell to one of those guys that walks around the lot trying to buy tickets for $70 each and make a profit.

I'm taking my teenage son to his first game this weekend and the Badger marching band will be there. sucks I have to cut back on tailgating time, don't think kid would approve...

Unkown Blogger said...

I will give you a call on sunday and we can meet up or something...

Juicelaw said...

That is the beauty of "kids approving". What are they going to do about it?

PS. I don't have kids

Juicelaw said...

I'm about 99.9% sure they aren't fake.

linda said...

Ha! You're right, we've now actually decided to do the tailgate...hells bells, not like the kid doesn't see me drinking at home...