The iHustle


Remember the P-P-P-Powerbook? This is like that, but way sadder: some NYU student who didn't think to properly inspect the inside of the box before he paid $200 for what he thought was a stolen 17-inch PowerBook from some hustler in Astor Place, found out the hard way what it's like to be outwitted by a crackhead. Instead of a $3,000 PowerBook, what he found inside the box was a fake laptop made out of a gray garbage bag and some cardboard that had been spray-painted silver. They'd even gone to the trouble of scrawling a fake Apple logo on the top in Wite-Out. It's nice to see someone taking a little pride in their work, isn't it?

[Thanks, Stern]