UPDATED 10 September 2012
“there’s a customer born every minute”
Theres a sucker born every minute”
I wanted to start off with a quote ‘Theres a sucker born every minute” that is often associated (incorrectly) to PT Barnum. When Barnum’s biographer tried to track down when Barnum had uttered this phrase, all of Barnum’s friends and acquaintances told him it was out of character. Barnum’s credo was more along the lines of “there’s a customer born every minute” – he wanted to find ways to draw new customers in all the time because competition was fierce and people could become bored easily.
Well this certainly happened today on eBay!
Actually, the phrase “there’s a customer born every minute” is more appropriate here because the SAME flask sold four times to willing “Customers” on eBay. Seems like Jeff Noordsy picked up on the scam first (as usual). I received a couple of, “hey look at this emails” but went out to cut the lawn . When I came back, I was flabbergasted to see what had happened. I put together a few screen shots, comparison photographs and links for you to peruse. I’m thinking of Shoeless Joe Jackson and “say it ain’t so Joe” now.