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[arin-discuss] Offer to buy IP space

For the same reason people:

1) Camp out for 2 days in front of Best Buy before Black Friday
to save $100 on a big screen TV set

2) Think that it's vitally important to choose Team Edward or Team Jacob

3) "Win" the Darwin Awards http://www.darwinawards.com

4) Purchase Lawn "gnomes"


Interesting and serious theory here to explain the real reason:

http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_shermer_the_pattern_behind_self_deception.html

Ted

On 7/2/2010 1:24 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> Why would anyone ever send a partial refund before the original
> check cleared?
>
> Owen
>
> On Jul 2, 2010, at 12:56 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>
>>
>> I'm positive that this kind of "offer" will work like this, they
>> will send you a big check that you will deposit, then they will
>> say "oops the check was too large could you refund the difference"
>> then you send them a smaller check for the difference, and then
>> they disappear and their original check will bounce.
>>
>> If I had a nickel for every time I had to explain that scheme
>> to a customer....
>>
>> Ted
>>
>> On 7/2/2010 12:47 PM, Mike Berger wrote:
>>> I'm pretty sure the people who solicit address space like this don't
>>> understand route aggregation.
>>>
>>> On 7/2/10 2:34 PM, Radzwon, Tony wrote:
>>>> I just received a similar offer, It must be some hoax as they are
>>>> trying to get IP space I have assigned to customers already. Also
>>>> strange is they are looking at a /24 in the middle of one of my /15
>>>> CIDR's, so needless to say we would not sell it if we could.
>>>>
>>>
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