Man Tries To Buy PS4 For Son, Buys a Box of Towels Instead

When you think of reputable salespeople, how far down the list do you have to go until you get to “random guy on Craigslist?” For me, he ranks somewhere below used car dealer with shifty eyes and just above cursed monkey’s paw. You would think that everyone knows that random people on Craigslist might not have your best interest at heart, but alas some people just keep throwing their money away on Nigerian princes and phony PS4s. One unfortunate father in Colorado Springs found out the hard way that perhaps it is best to not try and save the $10 bucks and just buy the PS4 from someone wearing something other than a trenchcoat and a single sock.

According to The Gazette, the man and the seller agreed to terms and decided to meet at a motel. The only people that usually perform transactions at hotels are hookers, and anyone trying to sell anything other than a bootycall at a hotel is most likely trying to steal your kidney. Luckily, the man left the hotel with both of his kidneys. Unluckily, he left it without a PS4. Deciding not the check the contents of the box before the transaction was complete, he handed over all of his money and presumably also handed over his driver’s license and a schedule of the times he would be out of the house in case the man needed to contact him for anything else. It wasn’t until later he decided to check the contents of the box and found it was stuffed with a variety of towels.

I feel bad for the man, who was only trying to get his son the hot Christmas item this year, but you should probably do a bit more research before you buy a cardboard box with¬†“MOTEL TOWELS¬† PS4″ scrawled across the front with a Sharpie. The bad news is the man fled the scene before the cops could show up in a green or blue Toyota Corolla, so the chances of catching the man are slim. The good news is those towels will come in handy from drying the tears of his son when he finds out he isn’t having a Christmas this year because his father spent all of Christmas money on magic beans.