• I launched a CHAT with customer support

    From August Abolins@1:153/757.2 to All on Sat Jan 2 11:36:50 2021
    I decided to try and resolve a problem I was having with my mobile internet, and launched a CHAT with customer support. This is how it went:

    [Some info has been obscured with #'s]

    Live chat transcript

    Reference number 724###############
    DATE/TIME: 2021-01-02 12:00:15
    Your chat transcript

    Lucky Mobile : Welcome to chat. Letís connect you with a live agent. To start, could you tell us your name?

    You : August.

    Joel : Thank you for reaching Lucky Mobile chat support and this is Joel, May I have your full name and mobile number please?

    You : I topped-up with $5 for 200MB at 3G. But I am NOT getting 3G! fullname=August Abolins. phone#=613-###-####

    Joel : Thank you for the information. Let me pull up the account real quick.

    Joel : May I have your full name please?

    You : august abolins

    Joel : May I have your 4 digit account pin code as well for validation?

    You : i don't think i've used that. perhaps ####

    Joel : May I have your account number, bill date and your date of birth for account validation instead?

    Joel : Are you still there?

    You : where is the acc# ? I am logged in but I don't see it.

    You : bill date = 3rd or 4th of month.

    Joel : It is usually on the home page top left side.

    You : dob= jun # ##

    You : i only see 613####### which is the same as phone number.

    Joel : How many GB of data do you have on the plan?

    You : a total of 5GB with the bonus

    Joel : That's perfect.

    Joel : Have you tried to restart the device and check if this resolves the issue?

    You : yes. after I purchased the 200MB, I turned the phone right off for a while and then ON. I could get an internet connection, but the speed was NOT 3G.

    Joel : Is it a bit slow?

    You : even before that, I wasn't getting any internet at all.

    You : I am only getting less than 56Kbps according to fast.com right now.

    You : yesterday it was only 36Kbps all day.

    Joel : Can you turn off the device for 1 minute right now and turn it on again after 1 minute?

    You : ok

    Joel : Thank you.

    You : i am turning it on now.

    Joel : Sure thing.

    You : now there is no internet at all!

    You : one moment.. airplane mode was on.

    You : fast.com is reporting 76Kbps

    Joel : Thank you for the information.

    Joel : Is there any device connected?

    You : no. it's just the phone.

    Joel : What is your usual speed?

    You : I would normally see up to 3Mbps

    Joel : Have you tried removing the sim card and inserting it again?

    Joel : What happened?

    You : removing and inserting card? that's silly. top-up or service pass updates don't seem to be working properly. I have wasted $5 for nothing for these last 3 days. I never achieved normal speeds during that time. I will try the card removal/insert. But I think I would prefer a $5 refund for this wasted purchase.

    Joel : We will have the credit of $5 as exception but this will be on your next bill date. Is this fine?

    You : i have reinserted SIM. booting up..

    Joel : Not a problem.

    Joel : Are you still there?

    You : please refund. fast.com is still crawling. only 57Kbps now.

    You : does my normal billing kick in at midnight tonight? ..or is it until the 4th?

    Joel : It will be at midnight.

    Joel : we will just credit the $5.

    You : the service-pass system is a failure. when i purchased one a few days ago, I still had about 200MB available on my account - but at that time I was not even getting an IP address. After I purchased the service-pass, and turning off the phone and back on again, an IP was served, but the speed was never 3G.

    Joel : I am really sorry that the speed was not met as you expected but just to make sure, Is there anything else I can gladly help you today?

    You : no - obviously. thank you and goodbye.

    Joel : Thank you for chatting with Lucky mobile chat support. Kindly close the chat window to end our conversation please.
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Sat Jan 2 20:44:31 2021
    Joel : I am really sorry that the speed was not met as you expected but just to make sure, Is there anything else I can gladly help you today?

    Lucky is a good name for them! They're lucky they have any customers.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Sun Jan 3 08:44:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Saturday 02.01.21 - 20:44, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    Joel : I am really sorry that the speed was not met as you
    expected but just to make sure, Is there anything else I
    can gladly help you today?

    Lucky is a good name for them! They're lucky they have any
    customers.

    I never thought of the name that way before. Perhaps you are
    right.

    I only discovered Luckymobile from someone locally who was using
    mobile services the same way I do - primarily for data. I was
    paying $35/mo with Rogers, getting 5GB (on a grand-fathered plan)
    on 2G at the time - using the Rogers Stick (a USB radio). So..
    $40 for a boost to 3G + plus calls, seemed pretty good.

    The phone service is pretty good though, totally unlimited calls
    + texting within Canada, starting at the $25/mo entry point.
    Higher monthly plans are just to boost data. I've only ever
    called 3 or 4 numbers at most in the 2 yrs I've had it. Most of
    the time it is just to myself to check messages at my shop, or to
    test my landlines.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Sun Jan 3 17:37:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Saturday 02.01.21 - 20:44, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    Joel : I am really sorry that the speed was not met as you expected but
    just to make sure, Is there anything else I can gladly help you today?

    Lucky is a good name for them! They're lucky they have any customers.

    Meanwhile, I learned that Jan 2 2021 19:01:42 ET is my new
    "midnight" Jan 3.

    URL: https://susepaste.org/80944153

    I am back to the screaming speeds of 2.7Mbps. Whoo hoo. :/


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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Sun Jan 3 17:50:45 2021
    The phone service is pretty good though, totally unlimited calls
    + texting within Canada, starting at the $25/mo entry point.

    $25/month is excellent for the talk & text! I live in the states. We don't see prices like that here. My wife pays $140 for 3 lines with Tmobile, and we're able to use 1 of the lines in Canada (we visit there sometimes) without roaming.

    But customer support is important. If they leave you hanging because they
    don't care, that's got to be part of the explanation for the low rates.

    Aside from that one mishap, have they been good to you otherwise?

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 00:27:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Sunday 03.01.21 - 17:50, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    The phone service is pretty good though, totally unlimited calls
    + texting within Canada, starting at the $25/mo entry point.

    $25/month is excellent for the talk & text! I live in the states. We
    don't see prices like that here. My wife pays $140 for 3 lines with Tmobile, and we're able to use 1 of the lines in Canada (we visit there sometimes) without roaming.

    Take a look at https://www.freedompop.com/plans

    It looks like the same operating model as luckymobile (owned by
    Bell)

    We also have Chatr (owned by Rogers) and Public (owned by Telus)

    All three have similar websites with similar options to use your
    existing the phone and just buying their SIM card to get started.

    I really liked just buying a SIM card for $10 to get started to
    try it in the Blackberry Q10 - and activate the service all by
    myself. I started with even a lower plan - just to test how the
    phone would work in my rural/remote location.


    But customer support is important. If they leave you hanging because they don't care, that's got to be part of the explanation for the low rates.

    Most of the time luckymobile is fine. I've never had a phonecall
    issue (but then, I have only used the phone service to call
    myself most of the time - I've only called 3 other people, max)
    I text to one person I can trust, and that's about it. I only
    had issues with their "service-pass" option to top-up and
    continue with full speed mobile data. That system is just
    broken. Instead, I just monitor my useage and try to never reach
    the quota too soon. I can wait a few days for the next billing
    cycle to kick in; then the full speed returns immediately.

    I've been frustrated when I was unable to reach a human in
    customer support after a certain time in the evening or on the
    weekend to resolve the mobile data throttling issue the first
    time it happened.


    Aside from that one mishap, have they been good to you otherwise?

    Correct. I've always had my service-pass payments refunded.

    I certainly don't exploit all the free calling features at all.
    Call forwarding is pretty cool if I wanted to redirect the
    cellnumber to someone else's phone, for example. I can hide my
    phone number. All those features are selectable right on the BB
    Q10 and do not require special call-ins to enable and disable.

    Maybe freedompop can work for you!
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Mon Jan 4 13:44:41 2021
    Take a look at https://www.freedompop.com/plans

    I see the $17/month plan for unlimited talk and text. Pretty nice price!

    All three have similar websites with similar options to use your existing the phone and just buying their SIM card to get started.

    I like that. It's great to not have to worry about compatibility when
    switching devices.

    had issues with their "service-pass" option to top-up and
    continue with full speed mobile data. That system is just

    There's always a catch I guess. But a reliable phone for $17/month is still worth it for people who don't need data so much.

    I've been frustrated when I was unable to reach a human in
    customer support after a certain time in the evening or on the

    That's one thing that's great about the major carriers; they will answer the phone during business hours.

    Maybe freedompop can work for you!

    Thanks for lettting me know about it. My wife calls the shots with the phone bill though, and I told her about this, but she's hooked on Tmobile culture.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.2 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 09:38:06 2021
    Take a look at https://www.freedompop.com/plans

    I see the $17/month plan for unlimited talk and text. Pretty nice price!

    I saw $25, but picked the 4 GB sample.

    In your case the data is irrelevant, so the $17 & 1GB plan is most excellent.

    I like that. It's great to not have to worry about compatibility when switching devices.

    The sites have places where you can enter your device code to check for compatibility. For me, the 10 year old BlackBerry passed the test. The Q10 model supports a wack of technologies. I would assume that a more recent phone no matter what make will pass.


    There's always a catch I guess. But a reliable phone for $17/month is still worth it for people who don't need data so much.

    For just voice call reliability, you really don't need to talk to Support. It will depend on the towers anyway.


    Thanks for lettting me know about it. My wife calls the shots with the phone bill though, and I told her about this, but she's hooked on Tmobile culture.

    Maybe just try it for one month ($17 + the cost of the SIM card) You are not locked in. If there is a problem, just consider that an inexpensive self-serve experiment.

    OH... I did have little issue signing up on my own. I was allowed to pick from a few available numbers. I really liked one very much. But the sign-up did not complete properly. I called Support, reached someone (it was still a standard work day and office hours) and the registration was done manually - BUT.. I was not able to get the number I had picked on the site.

    The replacement number turned out to be pretty cool in its own way.

    It wasn't even a week into my experiment that I decided that I will stick with them. The data service my primary concern. The phone + mobile data solution simply worked much better than my previous USB mobile-dongle device.
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Mon Jan 4 17:56:55 2021
    The sites have places where you can enter your device code to check for compatibility. For me, the 10 year old BlackBerry passed the test. The

    I loved my Blackberry 10 years ago. It's concerning that yours passed the test though! I'm not an expert, but doesn't that indicate that this company is
    using very old towers?

    OH... I did have little issue signing up on my own. I was allowed to
    pick from a few available numbers. I really liked one very much. But

    Being able to pick your # is a nice perk. When I had Verizon, I was able to change my # almost instantly on their website. That came in handy!

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 14:48:27 2021
    On 04 Jan 21 17:56:55, Aaron Thomas said the following to August Abolins:

    The sites have places where you can enter your device code to check fo compatibility. For me, the 10 year old BlackBerry passed the test. Th

    I loved my Blackberry 10 years ago. It's concerning that yours passed the t

    Ahhhhhh, Blackberry... my "company wedding ring" for years.

    Nick

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Nick Andre on Mon Jan 4 21:22:41 2021
    Ahhhhhh, Blackberry... my "company wedding ring" for years.

    Ready to switch back to it?

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 16:57:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Monday 04.01.21 - 17:56, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    I loved my Blackberry 10 years ago. It's concerning that yours passed the test though! I'm not an expert, but doesn't that indicate that this company is using very old towers?

    My bad. The device is only 7 yrs old:

    Network Technology
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
    Launch Announced 2013, January. Released 2013, April

    But LTE seems to be fairly recent, still. I was only getting
    HSPA at best with a Roger's Stick (USB dongle or mobile) prior.

    Someone just gave me the Q10. I was not going to complain. I
    unlocked it, installed the latest OS offering and only used it as
    a camera, FM radio, and its wifi ability to surf for its first 3
    years in my hands.

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  • From Bob Roberts@1:218/840 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 15:02:56 2021
    Thanks for lettting me know about it. My wife calls the shots with the phone bill though, and I told her about this, but she's hooked on Tmobile culture.

    Purple T-shirts and leather jackets?
    I'll miss that crazy bastard.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 18:51:43 2021
    On 04 Jan 21 21:22:41, Aaron Thomas said the following to Nick Andre:

    Ahhhhhh, Blackberry... my "company wedding ring" for years.

    Ready to switch back to it?

    I should've said it "was" mine... haven't had the blackberry for a long time now.

    I forget the model but the one with the trackball was the most reliable model. Never let anyone convince you that all Blackberry's are reliable though. The one with the side dial thing and horrible keyboard or the finger-swipe sensor were total unreliable pieces of shit. We had to replace at least seven or
    eight of them at my workplace. Dropped calls, hot batteries, dead screens. Ahhhh fun times.

    Nick

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Tue Jan 5 00:54:13 2021
    Someone just gave me the Q10. I was not going to complain. I
    unlocked it, installed the latest OS offering and only used it as
    a camera, FM radio, and its wifi ability to surf for its first 3
    years in my hands.

    I'm joking about Blackberries now, but about 10 years ago I thought mine was the best phone ever. I was reading the news on my lunch break, and playing Brick Breaker when I was supposed to be working.

    And now looking back, it was an excellent phone. Rugged, full keyboard, worked fine. If I remember right, I was forced to stop using it when Tmobile went 3G.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Bob Roberts on Tue Jan 5 00:56:56 2021
    Thanks for lettting me know about it. My wife calls the shots with th phone bill though, and I told her about this, but she's hooked on Tmo culture.

    Purple T-shirts and leather jackets?
    I'll miss that crazy bastard.

    That's us! We got all kinds of T-mobile paraphenalia. Towels, cups, masks. T-Mobile Tuesdays is a family tradition already.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Nick Andre on Tue Jan 5 00:59:25 2021
    I forget the model but the one with the trackball was the most reliable model. Never let anyone convince you that all Blackberry's are reliable

    I started out with the one with the trackball. I forgot what it was called,
    but it was a slim design compared to the full keyboard big boys.

    Like you said - the trackball stops working. So then I bought a regular full-size blackberry for like $200 on Craigslist, and now it's in the attic next to my other useless junk.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 21:31:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Tuesday 05.01.21 - 00:54, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    I'm joking about Blackberries now, but about 10 years ago I thought mine was the best phone ever. I was reading the news on my lunch break, and playingBrick Breaker when I was supposed to be working.

    I don't play games on that thing. It is a phone at the ready. A
    quick visit with the browser to check something is rare. But it
    is quite fine as an ereader in a pinch. The FM radio is a nice
    treat when I want to get live news in the area without wasting
    mobile data. And.. of course, the camera is very convenient. It
    also serves as an indicator of email arrivals - and handy for
    quick acknowledgements.

    I found a compatible PGP app for it. Now I can operate like 007
    and communicate in privacy when I have a field mission from
    headquarters. Telegram is a pretty good substitute as well.


    And now looking back, it was an excellent phone. Rugged,
    full keyboard, worked fine.

    Yes.. I find it's a very nice size for a phone. The larger
    Samsungs and Androids that I see people use remind me of the shoe
    phone in Get Smart.


    If I remember right, I was forced to stop using it when
    Tmobile went 3G.

    There are two competing 3G technologies. Maybe the 3G you needed
    with Tmobile was simply not compatible with the 3G that the
    Blackberry used?

    Anyway.. the BB has manual or automatic selectable "LTE & 4G/3G &
    2G". It most often selects LTE with Luckymobile.

    I bought a genuine BB belt holster for it from eBay only last
    year, convinced that I am going to take care of this thing a
    little better and use it as long as I can.
    --
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Tue Jan 5 03:23:23 2021
    I don't play games on that thing. It is a phone at the ready. A
    quick visit with the browser to check something is rare. But it

    I was bored, working an overnight security job. Brick Breaker was a treat back then.

    is quite fine as an ereader in a pinch. The FM radio is a nice

    I forgot about that. It was a feature that I never used, but it makes sense
    for a phone to have that for exactly what you mentioned - listen to the radio when you need entertainment in a dead zone.

    I found a compatible PGP app for it. Now I can operate like 007
    and communicate in privacy when I have a field mission from headquarters. Telegram is a pretty good substitute as well.

    I've never cared much about phone security. I'm not trying to sound negative, but I think there's little to nothing that can be done about scanners tapping your calls. Or has newer smartphone technology addressed that issue?

    There are two competing 3G technologies. Maybe the 3G you needed
    with Tmobile was simply not compatible with the 3G that the
    Blackberry used?

    I can't remember which technology advancement made me need to toss the Blackberry. This was back around 2011. But aparently I can still use it on oldschool carriers :)

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 23:40:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Tuesday 05.01.21 - 03:23, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    is quite fine as an ereader in a pinch. The FM radio is a nice

    I forgot about that. It was a feature that I never used, but it makes sense for a phone to have that for exactly what you mentioned - listen to the radio when you need entertainment in a dead zone.

    Yes.. having *something* live to hear when in a dead-zone is
    good. I haven't tested the battery life when using radio.


    I found a compatible PGP app for it. Now I can operate like 007
    and communicate in privacy when I have a field mission from
    headquarters. Telegram is a pretty good substitute as well.

    I've never cared much about phone security. I'm not trying to sound negative, but I think there's little to nothing that can be done about scanners tapping your calls. Or has newer smartphone technology addressed that issue?

    The PGP that I was referring to is for encypted email.

    For encrypted voice comms, I've heard that Signal is a good
    choice. Telegram also boasts secure calls:

    https://telegram.org/blog/calls


    There are two competing 3G technologies. Maybe the 3G you needed
    with Tmobile was simply not compatible with the 3G that the
    Blackberry used?

    I can't remember which technology advancement made me need to toss the Blackberry. This was back around 2011. But aparently I can still use it
    on oldschool carriers :)

    What model of the BB was it? I'm curious. If it only supported
    either 2G or HSPA+ max, then it is not worth it - even the range
    for phone calls will be less than what you can get with LTE.

    Even my BB's LTE may not be all that it seems, according to this
    article:

    https://www.ianswerguy.com/what-is-3g-4g-lte/

    ..and I can believe it. The best I am getting right now is
    barely 2.7Mbps. That's just in the low 3G range! ..and the
    phone is telling me it is connected with LTE. But it is much
    better than the HSPA+ that I was getting with a previous USB
    dongle for mobile.
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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Aaron Thomas on Mon Jan 4 23:56:47 2021
    On 05 Jan 21 00:59:25, Aaron Thomas said the following to Nick Andre:

    Like you said - the trackball stops working. So then I bought a regular full-size blackberry for like $200 on Craigslist, and now it's in the attic next to my other useless junk.

    Lol don't get me started on junk. I have a box full of old phones... going
    back to Motorola and a nice blue Ericcson with the original big battery upgrade. Looks more like a cordless phone. That was my phone of 2001, 2002
    I think. It was okay for this new fad called "text messaging".

    When I moved to my current apartment about a year and a half ago there was at least 5 or 6 boxes of tech junk that ended up going to the curb. I refuse to go through that Kijiji and craigslist BS ever again.

    Atreyu

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Tue Jan 5 16:30:13 2021
    For encrypted voice comms, I've heard that Signal is a good
    choice. Telegram also boasts secure calls:

    That could come in handy some day, but it would be a hassle to make all calls that way. I have a nosy neighbor and sometimes I wonder if she's using a scanner to listen to my phonecalls. But I don't have too much to hide, so it's all good.

    I can't remember which technology advancement made me need to toss th Blackberry. This was back around 2011. But aparently I can still use on oldschool carriers :)

    What model of the BB was it? I'm curious. If it only supported

    It was a Blackberry Bold, but I'm not sure of the model number. I tried to dig it out of my box of electronic junk, but it was too cold and dark in the attic for me today :)

    either 2G or HSPA+ max, then it is not worth it - even the range

    That sounds familiar - I think my Blackberry was 2G, and then 3G became a thing. I think the phone was still useable, but Tmobile said "Your phone is
    out of date" (something about security) and they persuaded me to upgrade to an Android.

    Even my BB's LTE may not be all that it seems, according to this article:

    All those categories (2G, 3G, EDGE, LTE) seems to be a lot of jargon. I see what you mean - you might have a phone capable of a better data speed, but
    your network can hold you back especially if you're out of network when testing.

    I wouldn't expect much from low budget carriers when even the big boys (Verizon, Tmobile, etc) are being stingy with data speeds.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to Nick Andre on Tue Jan 5 16:40:17 2021
    When I moved to my current apartment about a year and a half ago there
    was at least 5 or 6 boxes of tech junk that ended up going to the curb.
    I refuse to go through that Kijiji and craigslist BS ever again.

    I too will never do Craigslist again! Last time I used it was 3 years ago. I was selling my gas range, and some guy called and said he was going to come
    to see it. But before he arrived, some lady came and bought it. I called him an told him "I just sold it. Sorry!"

    Then the dude, a PSYCHO who looked just like Bernard Robichaud (Canadian
    actor) showed up at my door demanding that I reimburse him for a truck he supposedly rented to buy my gas range. I told him nicely to beat it and he
    said "Karma's gonna get you for this!"

    So I'm permanently creeped out by Craigslist. Just the word "Craigslist" makes me check my locks :)

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Tue Jan 5 16:08:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Tuesday 05.01.21 - 16:40, Aaron Thomas wrote to Nick Andre:

    ..I was selling my gas range, and some guy called and said he was
    going to come to see it. But before he arrived, some lady came and bought it. I called him an told him "I just sold it. Sorry!"

    [...]

    he said "Karma's gonna get you for this!"

    So I'm permanently creeped out by Craigslist. Just the word "Craigslist" makes me check my locks :)

    Who called first?

    Hmmm.. maybe serves you right for overbooking your viewings?
    <r,d,h>


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  • From paul lee@1:105/420 to August Abolins on Tue Jan 5 17:19:42 2021
    ..I was selling my gas range, and some guy called and said he was going to come to see it. But before he arrived, some lady came and bo it. I called him an told him "I just sold it. Sorry!"

    [...]
    he said "Karma's gonna get you for this!"
    So I'm permanently creeped out by Craigslist. Just the word "Craigsli makes me check my locks :)

    Who called first?
    Hmmm.. maybe serves you right for overbooking your viewings?
    <r,d,h>

    Oh stop! Lol... I always take the first $$$ that shows up at my house. I wouldn't be too freaked out by it but... I always give out my neighbors address until the person is HERE... then I say oops and open my door. Maybe this is a smarter idea in the future.

    Its not great to be driving somewhere and have something sold that you wanted, but you didn't 'do anything wrong'. If that person 'does something wrong' and causes any issues for you, shoot them in the body-mass.



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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Wed Jan 6 00:09:33 2021
    Who called first?

    Hmmm.. maybe serves you right for overbooking your viewings?

    The guy didn't say he was coming to buy it, he said he was coming to look at it, which is typical.

    Who rents a truck ahead of time to haul away something that they haven't even seen or paid for yet?

    First come first served should be inferred when buying something on Craigslist.

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  • From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to Aaron Thomas on Tue Jan 5 22:32:00 2021
    Hello Aaron!

    ** On Wednesday 06.01.21 - 00:09, Aaron Thomas wrote to August Abolins:

    Who called first?

    Hmmm.. maybe serves you right for overbooking your viewings?

    The guy didn't say he was coming to buy it, he said he was coming to look at it, which is typical.

    Ah.. that is a very good distinction.


    Who rents a truck ahead of time to haul away something that they haven't even seen or paid for yet?

    Yeah.. that part would be suspect of a lie coming from that dude.
    Unless.. he had other potentials lined up to look at that day or
    the next few days. So.. it could still be feasible to do what he
    did (rent a truck), but the jerk tried to make you feel guilty.


    First come first served should be inferred when buying something on Craigslist.

    I concur.

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to paul lee on Wed Jan 6 05:12:13 2021
    Oh stop! Lol... I always take the first $$$ that shows up at my house. I

    Exactly!

    wouldn't be too freaked out by it but... I always give out my neighbors

    That's funny! I'm gonna do it your way next time!

    It's scary dealing with people from Craigslist! There's no point in inviting them in for coffee!

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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to August Abolins on Wed Jan 6 05:17:37 2021
    Who rents a truck ahead of time to haul away something that they have even seen or paid for yet?

    Yeah.. that part would be suspect of a lie coming from that dude.

    I appreciate what you were saying too though. I didn't feel good about costing the guy money (if that really did happen) but he was at my doorstep demanding me to pay him like $40 for a mistake that I felt he had made and that's insane.

    I wish the guy the best though. Especially if it really was Bernard Robichaud!

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  • From paul lee@1:105/420 to Aaron Thomas on Wed Jan 6 20:15:16 2021
    I appreciate what you were saying too though. I didn't feel good about costingthe guy money (if that really did happen) but he was at my
    doorstep demandingme to pay him like $40 for a mistake that I felt he
    had made and that's insane.


    Wait... the guy showed up at your house, asking for money for HIS rental?

    I'm sorry, but I would cease being any kind of 'nice' to that guy. Its craigslist, dummy. [not you, him]

    Derpy of all derps.



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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.2 to Aaron Thomas on Thu Jan 7 10:23:28 2021

    I wish the guy the best though. Especially if it really was Bernard Robichaud!

    LOL
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  • From Aaron Thomas@1:275/99 to paul lee on Thu Jan 7 07:17:50 2021
    Wait... the guy showed up at your house, asking for money for HIS
    rental?

    Yea! He was definitely a psycho and possibly an idiot, but most likely just walking around with big ones thinking he was gonna hustle me cuz I was so apologetic on the phone. (Mercy is for the weak!)

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  • From Phillip Taylor@1:275/201.30 to August Abolins on Sat Jan 23 20:50:52 2021
    On Tue 5-Jan-2021 4:08p, August Abolins@2:221/1.58 said to Aaron Thomas:

    ** On Tuesday 05.01.21 - 16:40, Aaron Thomas wrote to Nick Andre:

    ..I was selling my gas range, and some guy called and said he was going to come to see it. But before he arrived, some lady came and
    bought
    it. I called him an told him "I just sold it. Sorry!"

    [...]

    he said "Karma's gonna get you for this!"

    So I'm permanently creeped out by Craigslist. Just the word
    "Craigslist"
    makes me check my locks :)

    Who called first?

    Hmmm.. maybe serves you right for overbooking your viewings?
    <r,d,h>

    That happened to a few times when I was selling scooters on Craigslist.
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