So it is what it is... lol
I know SWIM is out of vogue, but I will go with it for now. This person made a comment complimenting some very nice Penis Envy mushrooms on a FB mushroom group. Said poster offered to sell an oz for two bills from Denver CO. Having just found some free money, and having heard this was a new thing, the guy accepted the offer and made a bitcoin exchange for this hypothetical fruit. The next day there is a message saying the shipping company needs a $100 deposit refundable on delivery. SWIM was frustrated but covered it even if he did not get the deposit back. grumble grumble...
SWIM Checked tracking number a couple of times, today he got an email from said shipping company saying package is being held in customs for 3 tax stamps that can be temporarily paid to the tune of $525 also refundable on delivery. Supposedly if these stamps are not paid, customs will open the package and check contents. SWIM knows customs is only involved in mail coming into the country, not state to state and that this is most likely some bogus bullshit to take advantage of other idiots. (like swim) He figures the chances of some bogus company taking money for bogus tax stamps is more than likely bullshit and told said vendor to kindly go fuck himself.
They interacted back and forth all day with one idiot trying to convince another idiot to pay big money to keep himself out of trouble. Swim figures he doesn't have any Penis envy in his possession and is probably not in any real trouble and continued with the fuck off strategy. He is very skeptical of any shipping company extorting customers to move shady containers through.
Thoughts on this hypothetical situation? He figured this is a good place to ask if anyone else has experienced this and to warn other idiots not to be an idiot like SWIM seems to hypothetically be lol
Edited by Coopdog, 08 March 2021 - 10:03 PM.