Cut Price Bargins to be found in Gosport

Tall_bloke

Lantern Swinger
#2
Police said they had also been contacted by a woman who said she had spent £130 on what she thought was a Nintendo Wii, an Apple iPod Nano, a digital camera and a laptop – but when she opened her bag she found a set of kitchen knives and a cheap watch.

Imagine how embarrassed she must have felt if she had she had tried to stick two kitchen knives into her ears and listen to her "Showaddywaddy's Greatest Hits"
 
#4
"She said: 'They were very smooth and slick and had plants in the crowd to whip everyone up into a frenzy."

So why did she buy something? Doh! You can't send people to prison for being stoopid, but maybe that's one for Broon and Noo Lie-bore to look at next...?
 
#6
SILVER_FOX said:
Why not open the bag and check out the goods there and then?

SF
Because the planted 'customers' and the saleman's assistants don't really give anyone much of a chance to take a look, though there probably is a genuine item here and there, probably 'bought' by a planted 'customer'.

This shell game is, or used to be, very popular in the coastal resorts, quite a few of the markets and in London's Oxford Street, and I've seen the same thing in the north ( Come and get a baaaaargain, I'm not asking ten parnd, not even a fiver, who'll give me two parnd ten etc etc ....!!), but it seems that people still get hooked in by it - when will they learn that if it seems too good to be true, it ain't true?

:lol:
 
#7
whitemouse said:
Because the planted 'customers' and the saleman's assistants don't really give anyone much of a chance to take a look, though there probably is a genuine item here and there, probably 'bought' by a planted 'customer'.
Seriously? Having never purchased anything this way I am curious. They actually stop you standing there after buying something and prevent you from opening it up to have a look at your purchase?

SF
 
#8
Yep. The pace of the sales patter reallly tends to take other people's minds off any objection raised by any disgruntled customer.
But as I said, there probably is a genuine one here and there, and the chap on the platform does wave a genuine item about for the punters to see.
Seen it in operation, plus my brother used to in that game :oops:

:)
 
#9
there are 2 or 3 of them operate at Skegness Market every year & because of the way things are sold they are not doing anything illegal.
ie who'll give me £50 for what in the bag, basically cashing in on mug punters greed.
 
#11
They used have a shop like that in Blackpool selling these bargain goods.
Guys would try to get you inside etc but it was so obvious what was going on.

I stood there for a while watching the punters get their 'bargains' it was better than seeing the pier end show! :thumright:
 
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