Spartanburg, S.C., is, according to the city's Web site, a place known for its "beauty, quality of life, and friendly people."
Perhaps that is why its residents seem keen to buy gadgets that are more environmentally friendly than they could ever have imagined.
Earlier this week, a woman paid $180 for a wooden iPad in a Spartanburg McDonalds parking lot. Now, I am grateful to a Technically Incorrect reader who sent me to the news that another Spartanburg gadget bargain hunter paid $250 for a laptop in a gas station parking lot.
This was an excellent deal, save for the fact that this particular laptop was made of paper.
WYFF-Channel 4 reports that two women were seduced (commercially speaking) by a man who said he had laptops (as well as iPads and iPods) in shipping boxes. The laptops were, allegedly, fine laptops that he could sell to the women at a bargain price.
So the women reportedly went to the ATM, withdrew the funds, and no doubt considered the fun they were about to have. Just as in the case of the wooden iPad, these women chose to maintain their excitement at having secured such a bargain until they got home.
When they opened the box, the women discovered a low they never thought they would behold. For this was a pile of paper festooned with black tape. Oh, and very helpfully, the alleged confidence artists had the confidence to enclose a power cord.… Read more