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    Couple victims of laptop 'potato' fraud in Huntingdon

    BBC News - Couple victims of laptop 'potato' fraud in Huntingdon

    A man and a woman paid 650 for what they believed to be a laptop computer - only to discover they had been sold a bag of potatoes.
    The couple were approached on Tuesday by a man in Huntingdon High Street who offered to sell them a laptop.
    They viewed the laptop in a rucksack and withdrew 650 in cash from a bank to pay the man.
    Anyone selling things from a car boot on the street can't really be trusted you kind of know there up to something.
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    yeah - had a guy out here selling "laptops" from the back of a SUV - in a FedEx box - woman bought 2 of them because it was such a good deal - $200 each (if I remember right) - opened the boxes and she had spent $400 on some binders and extension cords weighed down with a ream of paper =/

    talk about profit...

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    This is like Sunday's Cleveland Show that showed had Robert telling Rallo and Cleveland, Jr. to take DVD players out of boxes, put a brick inside, and tape them up again...

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