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   Ah, the old "buy puppies from the airport" scam

07 Dec 2012 06:43 PM   |   6711 clicks   |   WSBTV
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Klippoklondike    [TotalFark]  
I've got this new anti-scam software you can buy. It's only $700.

07 Dec 2012 03:49 PM
DanZero    [TotalFark]  
Useful for when you want to join the mile high club before you even take off

07 Dec 2012 03:58 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

Klippoklondike: I've got this new anti-scam software you can buy. It's only $700.


Which airport do I pick it up from?

07 Dec 2012 03:58 PM
Klippoklondike    [TotalFark]  

scottydoesntknow: Klippoklondike: I've got this new anti-scam software you can buy. It's only $700.

Which airport do I pick it up from?


It's Yourcity airport, in Yourstate. But first need is a $300 vaccination fee, to make sure the internet you use doesn't have any viruses. If you do have virus from your internet, I can come by and haul away the dirty part in large tubs. I will need $200 upfront for that though.

07 Dec 2012 04:36 PM
ladyfortuna     
The 'Mills' family, buying puppies, getting scammed. The irony is crushing me.

07 Dec 2012 06:45 PM
Indubitably     
To sell puppies at the airport is to be unemployed.

Are you seriously telling me you couldn't pay that douchebag to do something progressive?

*)

07 Dec 2012 06:46 PM
antidumbass     
Another travel tip: don't buy gold jewelry at the train station. I had a fine offer in Chicago once... laughable.

07 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
Happy Hours     
Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.

07 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: To sell puppies at the airport is to be unemployed.

Are you seriously telling me you couldn't pay that douchebag to do something progressive?

*)


Spend less killing people abroad, and I suspect you could employ this person and others at home.

Just watch us do it.

We are America.

Let's do it together. We have to.

Now.

07 Dec 2012 06:49 PM
Gyrfalcon     
People will believe practically anything, won't they?

07 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
skinink     

07 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Airport puppy scheme bilking victims of hundreds

I was victimized by hundreds once. It was not pleasant.

07 Dec 2012 06:53 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     
Puppies... puppies to put them to fleece
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07 Dec 2012 06:53 PM
cig-mkr     
And when the Halogen Light Fluids needs changing in your headlights, call me, I've got a great deal for you.
If your vehicle is two years old, or older, this is a must.

07 Dec 2012 06:56 PM
beakerxf     
Buying a puppy without even seeing it first? You deserve to be parted with your cash.

If you really have your heart set on a specific type of breed, look for a rescue group that specialize in that breed. You may have to wait a little while, but it'll be worth the wait. And a hell of a lot cheaper too.

07 Dec 2012 06:56 PM
Matthew Keene     
I believe this to be one of Phineas T. Barnum's quotes.

"It is immoral to allow a fool to keep his money."

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07 Dec 2012 06:59 PM
DarkSoulNoHope     

07 Dec 2012 07:03 PM
Sgt.Zim    [TotalFark]  

Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.


Came to say this. Also, what beakerxf said.

// Rescues are the best
// Currently have there in my pack, and regularly have to turn down more. Wish I had space and time for more, though.

07 Dec 2012 07:03 PM
Biner     

Indubitably: Indubitably: To sell puppies at the airport is to be unemployed.

Are you seriously telling me you couldn't pay that douchebag to do something progressive?

*)

Spend less killing people abroad, and I suspect you could employ this person and others at home.

Just watch us do it.

We are America.

Let's do it together. We have to.

Now.


What the fark are yhacker.ou on, man?

/I know, don't feel the troll and all that, but FFS, this guy's wackier than a wacked-out weedwhacker.

07 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
KillAllHumans     
Pig in a Poke

still works apparently

07 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
Indubitably     

Biner: Indubitably: Indubitably: To sell puppies at the airport is to be unemployed.

Are you seriously telling me you couldn't pay that douchebag to do something progressive?

*)

Spend less killing people abroad, and I suspect you could employ this person and others at home.

Just watch us do it.

We are America.

Let's do it together. We have to.

Now.

What the fark are yhacker.ou on, man?

/I know, don't feel the troll and all that, but FFS, this guy's wackier than a wacked-out weedwhacker.


/Why are you so quick to judge?

07 Dec 2012 07:08 PM
KrustyKitten    [TotalFark]  

Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.


07 Dec 2012 07:08 PM
Indubitably     

Gyrfalcon: People will believe practically anything, won't they?


Apparently.

P.S. Hello Darlin'...

07 Dec 2012 07:09 PM
Indubitably     

Matthew Keene: I believe this to be one of Phineas T. Barnum's quotes.

"It is immoral to allow a fool to keep his money."

[ringling.feldcdn.com image 406x261]

To economize


07 Dec 2012 07:09 PM
ScreamingHangover     

Sgt.Zim: Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.

Came to say this. Also, what beakerxf said.

// Rescues are the best
// Currently have there in my pack, and regularly have to turn down more. Wish I had space and time for more, though.


This. I'm sorry, but if you feel the need to spend the money to buy a pure-bred, I have little sympathy for you. Especially, if you're willing to buy one without seeing it's parents, where it was born, etc... 

Mutts Rule

07 Dec 2012 07:12 PM
Tax Boy     
If you buy kitties from the airport, here's the best way to bring them home

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07 Dec 2012 07:13 PM
crabsno termites     
I've always got my puppies from the shelters, several hundred over the years, but have had trouble with nortality.

/My pit bulls keep killing them.

07 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
namegoeshere     
Oh that's so nice. There are no shelter or rescue or any other dogs in need of a good home within driving distance of this family. They have to order one on line. I'm so glad we are well on the way to licking the homeless dog problem nationwide.

07 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
SurelyShirley     

Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.
The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.


Couldn't agree more. I've had dogs (Huskies) since '97. I've paid probably less than $500 for all 16 I've had (currently have 11). Some came from shelters, some from rescue, some were simply given up by their previous owners. They're awesome and tremendously grateful for each and every day you gave them.

If you're willing to spend 100s, if not 1000s for a puppy, you deserve to be scammed.

/yes, I have the space to keep that many dogs in an environment that suits their needs.
//I'm also willing to spend the time and money necessary to make sure my dogs are happy
///yep, they're the #1 priority in my life
//// LOOK! 4 slashies!!!

07 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
Indubitably     

fusillade762: Airport puppy scheme bilking victims of hundreds

I was victimized by hundreds once. It was not pleasant.

Herd

, eh?

Scary shiat.

Stoopid show.

I love it.

They should pay me for my work. So should the others.

No one does.

It's sad really to be fiscally pained and sad, it's brutal really to be broke and destitute, it's a crime that big banks were paid while people on the street died. It's a crime. Who's prosecuting that?

The drug war is a farce, every cart b4 the horse, try an America with a new market, same spark...

To write?

Why?

All I get is hate.

Why write?

Because I have to.

Listen? Only if'n yer able...*)

P.S. Stealing my shiat has been noted and documented already. What do you want? A warrant? Pay me, please, nicely, thank you.

07 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
lewismarktwo     
My 'buy all living things in person' rule has been pretty good to me so far.

07 Dec 2012 07:32 PM
Indubitably     

lewismarktwo: My 'buy all living things in person' rule has been pretty good to me so far.

To rich


07 Dec 2012 07:40 PM
Jedekai     
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07 Dec 2012 07:44 PM
Gyrfalcon     

Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: People will believe practically anything, won't they?

Apparently.

P.S. Hello Darlin'...


Hello.

I believe I need a drink.

07 Dec 2012 07:49 PM
GungFu     

Klippoklondike: I've got this new anti-scam software you can buy. It's only $700.


LOL!

I just got mine for $ 550. It was a special offer for today only. Don't get scammed, suckers! Look around for the best deals.

07 Dec 2012 07:50 PM
ManRay     
Are these the people I saw in the news last night that was supposed to feel bad for because they sold their wedding set to get a puppy?

If you are selling something to buy a dog, you cannot afford it.

07 Dec 2012 07:50 PM
katemonster    [TotalFark]  
My boyfriend was in the mountains with a friend when they found a dog near death from starvation. They managed to convince the dog (using food) to crawl into the Yamaha Rhino they were driving, and drove an hour back to their cabin with it. They cleaned him up and he's now spoiled silly with his new family :)
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So yeah, I have a definite love for rescues. This dog is amazing... he even lets the kids dress him up:

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/can't go to shelters
//would take ALL the dogs home
///have a small no-pets-allowed apartment :(

07 Dec 2012 07:55 PM
Jument     

Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.


Especially since the idiot in TFA hocked her wedding china to pay for it. Why are you paying $800 for a purebred puppy that you can't afford. Go to a friggin' shelter, idjit!

Sheesh! People are so farking stupid. :(

07 Dec 2012 07:56 PM
Chevello     

cig-mkr: And when the Halogen Light Fluids needs changing in your headlights, call me, I've got a great deal for you.
If your vehicle is two years old, or older, this is a must.


That one's old. Just about anyone with any money is onto it already. You have to go with the TV Plasma recharge, or topping off the liquid crystal fluid in the TV.

07 Dec 2012 07:59 PM
Curious    [TotalFark]  

ManRay: Are these the people I saw in the news last night that was supposed to feel bad for because they sold their wedding set to get a puppy?

If you are selling something to buy a dog, you cannot afford it.


think of it as trading something they didn't want for something they did.

but they are still stupid for doing it like they did.

07 Dec 2012 08:02 PM
jtown     
So many people get caught up into thinking they got a good deal...

In what world is $800 for a pair of dogs a good deal? When I was a kid, we got two dogs for free from a local breeder who had an "oops" litter. One of their German Shepherds got busy with a Golden Retriever and they gave away the puppies. So they didn't have papers. Who cares? Not once during their entire lives did anyone say, "Oh, what sweet dogs. Are they AKC?" My favorite cat came out of a shopping cart in front of the grocery store.

I don't understand why people pay hundreds of dollars for a domestic pet. If you want a status symbol, buy a nice watch.

07 Dec 2012 08:03 PM
Tallman     

Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.


My rescues, Francis and Leona, agree:

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07 Dec 2012 08:03 PM
katemonster    [TotalFark]  

Tallman: Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.

My rescues, Francis and Leona, agree:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 425x318]


I don't think Leona will agree with a damn thing you say until you take the cone off :P

07 Dec 2012 08:04 PM
namegoeshere     

Tallman: Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.

My rescues, Francis and Leona, agree:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 425x318]


Oh the Cone of Shame! Pupper looks so sympathetic, too.

07 Dec 2012 08:06 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

beakerxf: Buying a puppy without even seeing it first? You deserve to be parted with your cash.

If you really have your heart set on a specific type of breed, look for a rescue group that specialize in that breed. You may have to wait a little while, but it'll be worth the wait. And a hell of a lot cheaper too.


I will never go through a rescue group again. I got my last Great Dane through a rescue group and it was a goddamn ordeal. First group (MAGDRL, largest on the East Coast), denied me because I refused to put carpet or runners on my hardwood stairs. Another group (I forget the name) denied me because I don't take my indoor-only cats to the vet every year for a check-up (even though they're up-to-date on all of their shots). A third got as far as the home visit. Required me to put socket protectors on all the electrical outlets, cover up every cord in the house, and to find someone to let the dog out at noon because both my husband & I worked (even though we were adopting a 3-yo, housebroken dog). We did all that and, when they brought the dog in, one of my cats freaked and they denied me because they said my cat was too high-strung (what cat on earth isn't going to freak when it first sees a 200-lb dog??). Finally found a small group on Petfinder and got a dog through them, but only because they got my records mixed up with another family (2 women came to the house w/the dog. 1 asked the other if I was the one who put down my previous dog due to arthritis and the 2nd woman said that was someone else. Nope, it was me. Put down my RESCUED German Shepherd, that I owned for 9 years, when her arthritis got too bad. She was 16). Had to endure 4 additional "progress visits" and weekly phone calls, all with the threat of having her taken away at any moment, even though I paid $500 for her. She was with us for 3 years before she went into renal failure in October. She was 7 1/2.

Got a new dog last week. Gorgeous Great Dane, about a year old. She was a present from my boss (his secretary, who found the dog, told me he paid $1,000 for her from a breeder & swears it wasn't a puppy mill) when he found out I'd lost my dog. Had he not given her to me, i would have happily spent the money for her rather than go through a rescue org again.

TL;DR: Rescue orgs are ridiculously picky and not worth the time and headache. If you want a particular breed, try shelters or just go to a reputable breeder. Key word is REPUTABLE.

07 Dec 2012 08:08 PM
Indubitably     

Gyrfalcon: Indubitably: Gyrfalcon: People will believe practically anything, won't they?

Apparently.

P.S. Hello Darlin'...

Hello.

I believe I need a drink.


What shall I pour you?

A glass of shame?

Or pride?

Or liberty?

*)

07 Dec 2012 08:08 PM
Indubitably     

jtown: So many people get caught up into thinking they got a good deal...

In what world is $800 for a pair of dogs a good deal? When I was a kid, we got two dogs for free from a local breeder who had an "oops" litter. One of their German Shepherds got busy with a Golden Retriever and they gave away the puppies. So they didn't have papers. Who cares? Not once during their entire lives did anyone say, "Oh, what sweet dogs. Are they AKC?" My favorite cat came out of a shopping cart in front of the grocery store.

I don't understand why people pay hundreds of dollars for a domestic pet. If you want a status symbol, buy a nice watch.


"...want a status symbol...?"

Seriously?

Pay NOW or die b/c maths just got real. 14.

07 Dec 2012 08:10 PM
jtown     

katemonster: Tallman: Happy Hours: Screw these people. You know where you can get a puppy cheap? An animal shelter.

The puppy will be awesome and it will love you and your kids just as much as one you pay a puppy mill to treat their parents like slaves.

My rescues, Francis and Leona, agree:

[sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 425x318]

I don't think Leona will agree with a damn thing you say until you take the cone off :P


Heh. No kidding. A few years back, one of my roommates brought home a rescue who took a dislike to me after a couple months. Then he got her spayed and I was her best friend for a while because I had nothing to do with that business. After a week, she went back to snubbing me and loving him.

07 Dec 2012 08:13 PM
brigid_fitch    [TotalFark]  

ScreamingHangover: I'm sorry, but if you feel the need to spend the money to buy a pure-bred, I have little sympathy for you. Especially, if you're willing to buy one without seeing it's parents, where it was born, etc...


Purebreds are best when you're looking for a specific temperament. Mutts are awesome dogs, don't get me wrong, but they're a crapshoot. After 9 years of a smart, energetic German Shepherd, we wanted a dumb, lazy dog. A few breeds have that major character trait--Cavaliers, bulldogs, pugs, greyhounds, Great Danes, just to name some. We ruled out most due to various health problems in the breed before finally deciding on a Great Dane. And the one we got 3 years ago, Justice, was PERFECT. Big, dumb, lazy, awesome dog.

The new one, Baroness, is a little more rambunctious but only because she's still a puppy. But she's definitely got the laziness trait, and that's what we wanted.

07 Dec 2012 08:17 PM
UltimaCS     
It still boggles my mind that people would pay so much for dogs. I've never had to pay more than a slice of bologna.

07 Dec 2012 08:30 PM
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