Sunday, October 14, 2007, Blabbered by pyroboy1911 at 9:16 pm
For some weird reason, yesterday, i decided to go to lowyat.net's forum and browse around. While looking around, 1 special thread got my attention. In bright red, it reads:

Brand New Adidas T-Mac 3 (RED) All Star Edition and Giordano Jeans at Rm150!


So, i went in and look around, and was surprised that someone is actually selling a T-Mac basketball shoe for that low price, provided it is indeed original. According to the post, the shoe is original, brand new, and was never worn before. At first i was really interested in it, but unfortunately it is totally red in colour, it is not suitable to be used for casual wear. Imagine me walking around with a red shoe like the clowns in the circus. So, temporarily, i decided to forget about the shoe.

Then, i decided to clean my white shoe, since it appears more like a black shoe oredi. While wiping it, it came to my realization........my shoe sucks! The colour is fading, scratches here and there, and due to me moving my toes frequently, the skin of the shoe is so thin that if i continue doing so for the next few months, i will have a shoe with a hole in it. So, i went back to the thread and ask for the picture of the Adidas T-Mac 3.

Unfortunately, the thread starter (TS) did not want to post the pic, because according to him, he only owns a handphone camera, and the picture quality sucks. Hhmm, fishy...

anyway, we decided to send personal messages, and after a few replies, i think he is serious in selling it, and we decided to meet up at KL Sentral at 12 o'clock today to do Cash On Delivery (COD).

So, early in the morning around 10.30am (for me it's early, ok?), i begin my journey. Went to the ATM machine to withdraw RM150, then use the bus to Klang Bus Station, then use Rapid KL to go to Sentral. Although today is Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Selamat Hari Raya to Muslim readers, if any), the bus is more packed than usual. In fact, people had to stand in the Rapid KL bus, which usually was never full. Although traffic is quite heavy, i managed to arrive at Sentral right at 12pm. Went to McDonald, and waited there until 12.05, when a messaged from TS' brother, saying that TS will arrive around 12.30pm. Bugger, this is even fishier. First, someone selling an original and brand new shoe for a very low price. Then, he refused to post pic. Now, he is having excuses. Even the fish market can't get any fishier than this. So i waited there until 12.30pm.




















half an hour later, i saw a chinese guy in a white coloured T-shirt carrying an Adidas paper bag walking towards McD, looking for someone. I walked over, and sure enough, he is TS, named Dryck. He studied at INTI Subang Jaya, and from his appearance, he looked good and trustworthy. So we get down to business. He showed me the shoe, and as described in the post, is original and brand new. The price tag is still intact, although the price was ripped off. According to him, the Adidas shop at Sentral itself closed not long ago, and he managed to buy this shoe at a very low price. When he tested the shoe, it seems to fit him, but when he tried it with socks on, it's too small. So, he decided to sell it. Before buying, i test wear the shoe, and amazingly, it fits my leg with socks perfectly! The shoe was meant for me!

Satisfied with it, i pay him the Rm150, hand shake, then go on our seperate way. As i bought a to way ticket, i waited for the Klang bus to arrive. Guess what, it only arrives 1 hour later, meaning it's oredi 1.45pm by the time i board the bus. The bus then turns here and there to stop at another station, wait there for like 15 minutes, before really going to Klang. To make things worse, it rained cows and pigs again.




















As a result, the journey took 1 hour to reach Klang Bus Station. Then had to board the 80 cents bus to the bus stop opposite Klang Parade, and run all the way back home. I reached my place at 3.20pm. Imagine, going out at 10.30am and returned at 3.20pm, that's almost 5 hours, just to get a pair of shoes.

Anyway, time for some pics!



















Ta Da!











































Tag still intact, just like buying it from a store.



















T-Mac logo.



















Adidas logo.

As a conclusion, i am very happy to get an original product for such a low price. The price of these shoes can go up to Rm350+ in the market out there. So, the next time u saw a clown wearing a bright red shoe, look carefully again. It might just be me.
 
13 Comment(s):

At 11:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous

he studies in inti subang!?
yes,i wan his number,ur words better be real. hehehe.
nice shoes there anyway,and red is cool. but if it's pink,it's even COOLER!

 

At 11:31 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

eh, u're using anonymous just to get his number without ppl knowing izzit, Jill Cha....i mean anonymous?
anyway, i u are really interested, i can spray it pink for u, then it will cost RM250, deal?

 

At 4:50 am, Anonymous sherp

i'll prolly sound really negative but. isnt it dangerous to just meet up with someone without even knowing who they are.

 

At 10:39 am, Blogger Pyroboy1911

first of all, lowyat forum is a very popular place for ppl to sell or trade things, i had followed Max to a few of his trades, those ppl seems friendly. still no cases of ppl being harm in deals through this website. besides, we are meeting at a very very busy place, in fact, i requested to meet at Sentral, plus it's only that spot and there only, we wont be following him anywhere...i'm only afraid that guy din turn up. It is more dangerous if you do cash in, what if you transfer money then he ran away? :P
last but not least, i'm a dude...:P
if it's girl, it is better to ask frens or relatives to go together. ^^\/ long explaination...anyway, with good planning, bad things can be avoided.

 

At 10:01 am, Blogger < u3! y!nG >

Yea, what u said is true. It's not always about negatives. Bad things happen just out of the way and it's only 20% of all these things.

 

At 9:41 pm, Blogger lynnx01

Yup, Sherp is right. It is so dangerous! But I guess you're a guy so it's not too bad. And some more 'cos you meet up in Sentral. Then again, so scary.. but nice shoes! Can wear during CNY :D

 

At 10:36 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

u should visit the link and see all the trading activities there, ppl have been trading until the lists can reach tens of thousands...plus ppl are nice dealers, assuming the worst, it's not fair for them rite? hehe...of course there are scamming incidents before, but so far i never heard ppl hurt before. and it's not a "hey lets meet up and have a cup or two" type of meet up, it's "u show me the stuff, i happy, i pay, i walk off" type of meet..lol..if u dont follow suspicious ppl, they also cant kidnap u in front of thousands of ppl..haha..wat i mean is, it can be scary, but it's not as scary as you think, you wont know until u try it rite? hehe..^^

 

At 11:29 am, Blogger lynnx01

Yes, I guess we shouldn't judge everyone having bad intentions. There are only few rotten eggs out there. Btw, I linked you. Hope you don't mind! :D

 

At 12:56 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

plan well before doing something, then there will be minimal risk. ^^
i dont mind, thanks! i think i will link u too..

 

At 12:47 pm, Blogger LingDi

Nice shoes.. Seems like you had made a good deal...

 

At 7:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous

i'm always anonymous.so now u know!
If u sell it to me at the same price as u bought it,then u'll b making a lose,coz u need to buy a pink spray!
but i'll take the deal :)

 

At 8:19 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

look carefully. i bought for RM150, i seel you RM250. still got RM100 profit. still wanna buy?

 


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