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.