dealsandy's trebuchet service and repair $9,998…

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Zero sold so far, go figure.

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Since a Trebuchet is a type of catapult, I'm almost tempted if he threw the cats in on the deal. Let the hate responses begin....

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How can you NOT upvote something that will make people smile?

Also, it's not underwear!

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there are all kinds of things wrong with that listing. also, today is NOT April 1st!

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If the price is $9,998 and the voucher is for $9,995 then the final price is just $3! Cool, I'm in.

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@chypher: If I were you, I wouldn't mention trebuchet and throwing kittens in the same sentence.

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@xbagger: I don't think you understand how vouchers work. This means you pay $9,995 for a voucher worth $9,998, so you save three dollars (if you spend the whole $9,998).

I personally prefer to build my own trebuchets. Remember the one on Northern Exposure they used to throw a piano? That was cool.

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@craigthom: but i believe this voucher is for "service and repair" so when your self-built trebuchet breaks or needs a its 30,000 person launched tuneup, you call "Andy". IF you can find where Andy's location is and what exactly the service includes, and if there are any additional fees like for shipping or travel and overnight provisions
this must be a joke listing from that website

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@w00tgurl: Google can't find the business or the address, so that made me lean that way, too. HOWEVER... For giggles, I added this to my cart, thinking the site would say, "Haha, we gotcha: this is fake." Nope. I got all the way to the end, where it asks for a credit card and the "amount due" says $9,995.00 (with no shipping charge if I print it at home!).

I kinda want to buy it, just to be the one who does, but (a) I don't have a trebuchet (nor anywhere to keep one if I did buy a refurb from "Andy") and (b) the site let me get ALL THE WAY TO CHECKOUT with a $10K item and then ASKED FOR A CREDIT CARD. I'm not willing to risk that much on the off-chance it's not a joke.

(The website is reputable: it's the Florida Times-Union's Daily Deal site; I go there every day.)

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@centricity: yeah the website selling this voucher is legit and the other deals look like legit jacksonville, FL deals. but this "Andy" deal is weird weird weird. andy can't even get his own website? or a yellow pages listing? a yelp review?
there's a reason why creditors prefer a person have bad credit vs no credit. you don't know what you're gonna get with this andy fella

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A friend of mine had a lot of fun building a small trebuchet.

Just google "build a trebuchet" and you'll find tons of instructions. If you've got a place to build it and a place to launch stuff (like a park or something) it could be a lot of fun.

The one in Northern Exposure was gigantic, and they really hurled a piano with it.