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Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby rgk » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:30 pm

BRC Ranger uniforms for sale on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burning-Man-Bla ... 1c1e3354b6

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Burning-Man-Bla ... 1c1e336640

It actually says in both auctions "I will be shipping this U.S Priority Mail, so you'll get it in time for your departure for Burning Man."
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:41 pm

tip: look for a radio
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Sham » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:45 pm

They look real to me. I wish I was an 2XL not a medium. (well, only so I could buy that and wear it, not so I would be a big person)
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby rgk » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:05 pm

lemur wrote:tip: get a radio
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby rgk » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:35 pm

Shambala wrote:They look real to me. I wish I was an 2XL not a medium. (well, only so I could buy that and wear it, not so I would be a big person)


They are real. Some jerk is selling an old uniform.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby AntiM » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:24 pm

This type of item should be gifted/bartered to another ranger. Gee, wonder why he's getting rid of his ranger stuff?

Unless he's strapped for cash and is selling anything which isn't nailed down. Still, ooky.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:17 am

Uh, where do real rangers get their uniforms?

Oh, they just fall out of the sky, I forgot. ;)
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:10 pm

AntiM wrote:This type of item should be gifted/bartered to another ranger.


Or the DPW donation bin.
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Postby knowmad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:21 pm

Could you immagine the stink flap if this was A DPW Vest?
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Savannah » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:24 pm

It's hard to imagine a former Ranger making this auction. I almost wonder if it's an ex-mate, or ex-roommate. Someone who found the items in shared property.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Bob » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:36 pm

Isn't 2XL a bit small for your average BRR?

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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Sham » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:44 pm

Maybe he lost weight and had to go down a size or two.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby A Jester » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:00 pm

If someone really wanted to be a fake Ranger... what exactly could hey do?

Tell tons of people to slow down and where the portos are?
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby phil » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:54 pm

For some reason people sometimes confuse me with a ranger -- are they all old? I'm offered free coffee at center camp, which is the only benefit I've found. (Yes, I decline the freebie and pay. Sheesh.)

People are gullible. If they think you're a ranger and you prank'em, you could probably have some fun. I'll leave that to the imagination.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:07 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Uh, where do real rangers get their uniforms?

Oh, they just fall out of the sky, I forgot. ;)

That's the silliness of it, to me. Of course, I'm not up on this, but it's just some khaki clothes with some patches. And a tee-shirt or two (hey! I have one!) If you wanted to, you could do it (or have it done) well enough. Unless there's been some sort of change since I took 3/4 ranger training.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:31 pm

If you make ranger, they issue you a shirt or two, and the hat.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby Boijoy » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:56 pm

I dressed like a boy scout for the American Dream year & a couple people thought I was a Ranger.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby The CO » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:34 am

Here's a tip: rangers act like rangers. Fake rangers act like wannabe cops.

I have a yearly tradition of being mistaken for a ranger on burn night. Often by actual rangers. The more I dress not like them, the more likely...
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby knowmad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:47 am

over in the ticket thread there is a fella(?) that claims he's a ranger but, he does'nt have a ticket, and he's made 4 post total. WTF?
Mabey he bought the vest?
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Postby EastcoastEd » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:15 pm

I want to be a Danger Ranger, I think I've got about 8 or 9 posts. Do I need a segway?
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby kvd » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:39 am

I've actually got a couple of old ranger uniforms, gifted from a good pal who was a ranger back in 2000 or so. It was great fun to run some of the camp concessions (bondage stuff, other kinky sex stuff) one day during the week all dressed up as a ranger. 'Course, I only did it for amusing ruse and reactions, you know, fuck shit up and all that. if anyone asked I'd tell them the truth and if there was some kind of emergency I'd drop everything and help them find a proper ranger.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby CaverX » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:38 pm

One day, late in the week, there was a German guy hanging out with my neighbors in a ranger shirt, and hat.
He would heckle passersby: Bike riding by nice and slow... "Slow down!" Hot young girl walking by: "Are you carrying any weapons?"
etc, it was hilarious.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby C.f.M. » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:09 am

If in doubt, ask them what FLAME stands for.
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby A Jester » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:54 am

C.f.M. wrote:If in doubt, ask them what FLAME stands for.

Fuck off Ranger
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Re: Here's a tip: don't get scammed by a fake BRC Ranger

Postby C.f.M. » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:13 pm

A Jester wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:If in doubt, ask them what FLAME stands for.

Fuck off Ranger
Larry said I could
Anything goes!
My music isn't that loud
Everything is allowed at Burning Man



You got it. :mrgreen:
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