Undelivered PS3 order leads to casual banter over text messages

Nikki Malik

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Ed Joseph, a U.K. based graphics designer ordered a PS3 from Gumtree.Com. For those of you, who do not know what Gumtree is, it is a classified ads network platform where people put their items for sale. You can say that it is pretty much similar to the OLX network, except for the fact that the former is dedicated to the U.K. only.

Ed Joseph holding a cellphone and Shakespeare Classic

Anyhow, Ed Joseph bought a PS3 from someone at the online platform. Everything went fine as long as the transaction was concerned. However, the poor guy did not get his PS3 (so long for a $132 bargain). Since this guy deposited the money via Bank Transfer, which is strongly against the network’s online services policies, he was unable to make a claim.

This set off a chain of events where Ed Joseph started utilizing his free text messages package in a creative, but yet highly irritating manner. What this guy did is that he texted a series of Shakespeare plays; yep all of them in their full brevity, to the seller in question. Irritating isn’t it?  All he had to do was  copy and paste the plays from the internet and sent them as text message to this guy.

Yep, it did piss the seller off. However, all Ed Joseph got back in return was a couple of abusive replies. The other guy could have blocked his number, something that at least any sane person could have done. On the other hand, Ed Joseph seems pretty adamant.

He said, “I got the first reply after an hour, and then a few more abusive messages after that. His phone must have been going off pretty constantly for hours. I’m going to keep doing it. If nothing else I’m sharing a little bit of culture with someone who probably doesn’t have much experience of it.”

If Joseph ends up with his long awaited PS3, I will let you know through an update to this article. Until next time, stay safe and please don’t make haste while dealing over the internet with anything that involves financial transactions.

This entry was posted on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 at 11:36 AM and is filed under National News, Tech Norms. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Nikki Malik

About Nikki Malik

Nikki Malik holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and blogs about technology products in her spare time. She is a mother of three, full time mompreneur and maintains her career as a small business owner.

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