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Woman Tries Selling Her Phone, “Nice Guy” Wants To Collect It From Her House, Doesn’t Get The Address So He Goes Nuts
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Woman Tries Selling Her Phone, “Nice Guy” Wants To Collect It From Her House, Doesn’t Get The Address So He Goes Nuts

When Amber J. put up her old iPhone for sale on Facebook, she didn’t expect she’d be the one paying the price. “I’ve had it listed for sale for a few days, maybe 3 or 4,” she told Bored Panda. “I got a lot of messages from different people; a lot of weirdos, but no one as weird as him.” This man who introduced himself as a ‘nice guy’ started bombarding Amber’s inbox with creepy messages, inviting himself over to her place to check out the item. After she calmly refused, however, he showed his true dark colors.

“I’ve had [the iPhone] listed for sale for a few days, maybe 3 or 4. I got a lot of messages from different people; a lot of weirdos, but no one as weird as him”

“I realized something was wrong with him as soon as he said the part about being scared ‘because you’re a woman,'” she said. “But there are so many weirdos online that I was ‘eh, ok so he’s a little sexist, it’s fine, I’ll sell the phone and never talk to him again.’ But then of course, it got way weirder.”

Amber has already blocked him,  but his descent into madness was so quick, she was completely stunned. “It was like a train wreck I couldn’t look away from.”

“I think he’s scary. I think he’s probably dangerous. He doesn’t believe women can say no to sex and doesn’t believe rape is real. That’s scary to me.”

“I would like to add that a bunch of men got offended by my use of ‘mansplaining’ and I think that’s messed up,” Amber pointed out. “Here there’s a guy literally saying rape doesn’t happen and that feminists are Nazis, but they’re choosing to be offended by a word. It’s not a word I use daily; I just knew with a guy like him, it would get under his skin.”

The good news is, at least she sold the phone. Not to him, of course.

People thought the guy was very, very creepy

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This thing should be reported, in my opinion. But somehow I don't think anything would be done about it.

Layla
Community Member
2 years ago

I had the exact same thought process... "This needs to be shown to the police, that guy definitely isn't normal, he's gonna hurt someone, assuming he hasn't already. Oh... what am I saying? Even if she takes it to the police, they won't do anything about it." Because that's the thing with rape culture, even the police doesn't help you. Especially if you "only" almost got raped. I have friends who were stalked by perverts, thankfully got away and went to the police to give the plate numbers and were told "can't do nothing, no crime was committed! just leave." So sad that this is the terrifying world we live in.

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John Sutton
Community Member
2 years ago

Should not have blacked out his identity. The world needs to know who this asshole is.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Agreed. Why respect the privacy of people like this? He deserves to be outed.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Ironic thing is...this dude just showed a prime example of why women shouldn't give out their addresses to strangers. I, however, would have given his phone number and the text messages to the authorities since what he is doing is called sexual harassment.

Adrienne Roscoe
Community Member
2 years ago

@isle_of_stressed_pilots, saying something isn't an arrestable offense isn't the same as saying it's normal. And I'm not even saying I know whether harrassment of that nature IS arrestable.

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This thing should be reported, in my opinion. But somehow I don't think anything would be done about it.

Layla
Community Member
2 years ago

I had the exact same thought process... "This needs to be shown to the police, that guy definitely isn't normal, he's gonna hurt someone, assuming he hasn't already. Oh... what am I saying? Even if she takes it to the police, they won't do anything about it." Because that's the thing with rape culture, even the police doesn't help you. Especially if you "only" almost got raped. I have friends who were stalked by perverts, thankfully got away and went to the police to give the plate numbers and were told "can't do nothing, no crime was committed! just leave." So sad that this is the terrifying world we live in.

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John Sutton
Community Member
2 years ago

Should not have blacked out his identity. The world needs to know who this asshole is.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 years ago

Agreed. Why respect the privacy of people like this? He deserves to be outed.

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

Ironic thing is...this dude just showed a prime example of why women shouldn't give out their addresses to strangers. I, however, would have given his phone number and the text messages to the authorities since what he is doing is called sexual harassment.

Adrienne Roscoe
Community Member
2 years ago

@isle_of_stressed_pilots, saying something isn't an arrestable offense isn't the same as saying it's normal. And I'm not even saying I know whether harrassment of that nature IS arrestable.

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