Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Internet Insanity' started by Fitz, Feb 13, 2015.
It is super, super gross to me that this is a Facebook riddle.
What, and I cannot stress this enough, the fuck?
The logic is sound and abhorrent.
I’m happy that I don’t know the girl. Just that I gave her some of C’s old stuff when I offered it up for free on Facebook.
I’d get rid of her, but she sells Arbonne. And I love to hate on huns. (Also, I want to see the moment she quits, and hope it’s sooner rather than later.)
That is beyond gross.
A FB friend invited me to a group her daughter is running. They are selling luxury items (namely LV bags, Apple Watches, and Nintendo Switches so far). Basically, they post an item, and anyone can comment that they're interested. The interested parties' names are randomly selected to be able to buy the item... but you have to pay for a chance to enter, like a raffle.
I'm like... is this legal? Where are they getting these items? And like, why?
Do the items have discounted prices or something?
It definitely sounds like some sort of scam... if nothing else I'd bet the items are counterfeit
Lol I didn't even think about if they are stolen. Looking more closely, the items are supposedly shipped from the brand web site. The "winner" would either get the item or a payout. The extra money not spent on the item supposedly goes to charity?
I may need to join this group just to see it in the works.
I know what this is
Someone steals credit card info, then sells an item currently available for below rrp. Then they get the money from selling it and use the stolen credit card to order the item full price from the website. Never buy a currently available designer outfit or whatever on eBay or similar unless they have the item itself pictured.
I had a coworker who was in a group like this. It sounded a lot like ebates— you pay for the privilege of bidding and that’s how they make their money. I doubt anything goes to charity.
It’s gambling. If you’re paying money for a chance to buy like it’s some kind of lottery, then it’s definitely against Facebook’s T&C and should probably be reported.
This is almost a guarantee whenever LV bags are involved.
Also yeah, def against Facebooks T&C and also probably in violation of multiple sweepstakes laws.
Yeah I figured as much. Pretty sure she lives in NH with her parents who recently moved there from MA, but I know in MA we need to get a permit to run a charity raffle.