Hi, I got your email address from Benson and I’m contacting you regarding your item posted on Craigslist. My name is Dennis Petit! I’m a creative Underwater Photographer. I’m also a warrior who fights for the sake of protecting and saving sharks, whales and other creatures living in the earth’s oceans. I’m presently on assignment and I spent most of my working hours underwater, photographing scuba divers and marine life that is why I am unable to make or receive calls at the moment so I will be available via email, so can you assure me I won’t be disappointed buying this from you? I have a hauler that will be coming for the pick up and i also have a few questions for you about it.
Are you the original owner?
Why are you selling it?
Send me some pictures of it
Do you have an account with PayPal?
Do you have any offers yet?
What is the final price of it?
Looking forward to read back from you.
Wow, Dennis, it sounds like you live an amazing life! It is ironic though that my family is in the business of harvesting whales and sharks for the Asian markets. We don’t really use all of the shark, just the fins. We do catch, cut off the dorsal fin, and then release the shark. I guess you could call us Eco-Warriors, too, since we try to practice sustainable shark harvesting. We are in the process of developing an artificial fin that we can strap on the shark, post-harvest, that will eventually graft onto the shark’s own spine. We are going to place a radio beacon in the fin so we can track its progress. We’ll also be coloring the fin bright orange so we know not to try and harvest the same shark twice. LOL. The name of our new shark orthotic is called Addafintome. Expect to see this sometime mid year.
We still haven’t found a way to safely catch and release whales for their parts, so we only try to harvest the sick and the weak. I mean, the whole harpoon thing sticking out of the side of the whale makes some pretty bad flesh wounds and makes it hard to remove AND release. We have been trying out very large suction darts, like the size of a Volkswagen, and with some of the smoother whales we have had some success, but even then the huge hickie it leaves tends to make the whale really embarrassed and it wants to wear a turtle neck… I’m only kidding. We have never tried the suction cup thing. That’s just a little Eco-Warrior humor. Culling out the weak is our way of trying to make sure that only the strongest gene pool survives, too bad your family didn’t practice some of that culling… haha. JK LOL.
My guess is that we have probably met at one time or another across the water and didn’t even know it. Do you ever ride around in that Green Peace boat? That thing is the bomb. If I can get my boat sold I’m thinking about getting one of those… except not the one with all the unwashed people with long hair on it… that’s just gross.
The boat is in excellent shape except for the blood. Shark and whale blood is very hard to scrub off. I’ve tried power washing it with Oxyclean, but even that doesn’t take it off (Don’t you love the Australian guy that sells Oxyclean? G’Day Mate! I just love that). It doesn’t affect how the boat works, but it does tend to get sticky and kind of gamey smelling when it’s been out in the sun too long. There are no teeth marks in it, but a slight rubbing where we’ve dragged the sharks over the edge of the gunnel – shark skin is really tough and sandpaper-like… as you well know. LOL
I’m the original owner
I’m not sure what PayPal is, having barely just figured out the whole World Wide Web and Electronic Mail thing. It sounds like something my mother used to have to do when I was a kid… Pay other children to play with me. Get it, Pay for a Pal? LOL. I’m on a roll today! I wasn’t the most attractive kid or the most pleasant after the shark cleaning incident, but I think I’ve persevered pretty well for a person with only one good eye and half an ear. My half ear is on the same side as my good eye so if I stand just right you can’t even tell I’m missing my other parts. In pictures I can actually look pretty good. If I comb my hair over the missing part of my ear I look almost as good as Jimmy Shirell. Do you know him? He works in the industry too. I’m not a huge fan since he married my old girlfriend. Oh well. Stuff like that happens.
I’ve had an offer from my cousin, but he wants to give me his old Buick as a down payment and then make $50 per month payments for the next umpteen years. He’s good for it when he’s working and not drunk, but I was hoping to get a lump sum payment and besides, who even drives Buicks nowadays? I’m all for those Japanese imports. They are amazing and run forever. If I can get him to throw in some of the elk he got this year I might consider it though, so you should act fast.
Since we’re on the opposite side of the whole Eco-Warrior thing my bottom line for you is $12,500. Let me know when we can meet face to face and I can take your cold, hard cash from you.
Thanks for your understanding and swift response,
I do appreciate the way you answered my questions!. I’m satisfied with it’s condition and i believe i wont be disappointed. I want you to know am serious in purchasing it and am sure he’s gonna love and enjoy it more than you did. Well it a very good idea to see what am buying my self but am a very busy type i have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment and sign all necessary documents transferring the name of ownership and signing of all paperwork will be done by the hauler agent on my behalf also i would love to assure you that it wont leave your side until the money is in your account and clears i will be patient with you as am an honest man and a man of my word so once all this is done then we can now both schedule the pickup time and date.
I would have loved to send the pick up agent with the cash or cashier check but they don’t deal with cash transaction between buyer and seller and i want you to know that PayPal is the best online payment and they protect their customer the both seller and buyer. My mode of payment is PayPal because i don’t have access to my bank account online, but i have it attached to my PayPal account. Since I’m requesting this transaction to be done via PayPal, I will be responsible for all the PayPal fees/charges on this transaction, if you don’t have an account with PayPal, it’s pretty easy, safe and secure to open one. Just log on to www.paypal.com. I hope we can make this transaction as fast as possible. As I look forward hearing from you with your PayPal information as requested below.
Your PayPal e-Mail Address :
Home Address/ Pickup location Info:
I am ready to purchase this, so you can take the add off Craigslist.
Hi. You sound so serious about this. I really appreciate you telling me that you’re an honest man and a man of your word. What I’ve found as I’ve gone though my short life is that I never know whether someone is honest unless they tell me so. I’m also really glad you told me that you are a man of your word. There are so many liars and cheats and scammers out there that I would hate to have someone take my boat AND my money and then be left with nothing. Thank you for letting me know that I can trust you because I really do!
I have looked into PayingPals.com and it looks legit. Too Legit to Quit if you ask me, so I’ve signed up and I’m ready to go.
However, it doesn’t sound like you’ve got a very good agent if he won’t work in good ol’ American Cold Hard Cash. I have a friend named James Hoffa who is a good friend of mine, though he’s really hard to find sometimes. If you would like me to contact him, I know he would be willing to to be the go-between us. He would hold your cash and my boat and then make the switch for us, just don’t make fun of him… He does not like that, boy, does he not like that.
So, is there any way we can do a cash transaction? I would even be willing to clean the boat some more to make sure the blood is off the oars.
PayPal is the best option for me and I’ve been using it for several years without any regrets, I know you will be glad at the end dealing with me if you can proceed with me via PayPal. It is safe and secure for online payment, since you have set up an account with PayPal feel free to get back to me with your PayPal information as requested above so as to proceed.
Wow! Good! I thought for a minute that our deal had fallen through. Oh, I forgot to ask. Were you the one taking pictures of the whale that saved the swimmer from the Tiger Shark? If you were, then we have met because that swimmer was me. It’s a weird story, but we had just attached a prototype of the addafintome to the Tiger shark and released it back into the water (Tiger sharks look nothing like real tigers, BTW LOL). Well, the fin wasn’t quite straight and the shark kept leaning to the right. It had this terrible list and I felt bad. Well, dad pulled the boat next to the shark so I could straighten the fin and the stupid thing turned and bumped our boat really hard (I guess it couldn’t tell I was trying to help it) and I got knocked out. Well, I still had his real fin in my hand and when he saw it he tried to get it back from me. I’m not sure what he thought he was going to do with it since it was already severed from his body, but he wanted it. He came at me and was about to bite my leg when out of nowhere this enormous Humpback whale (that’s kind of a dirty name I think, don’t you?) took me in it’s baleen and pushed me out of the way.
I grabbed the harpoon sticking out of its neck and held on as tightly as I could until the shark went away. I felt really bad harvesting the whale, but I guess man is supposed to dominate wildlife, right? LOL. Haha. I just realized that you might not like that story, because you are an Eco-Warrior. Sorry. What I meant to say was that after the whale helped me, I released it and it went back to its homeland. You can write that in your papers. Haha. I’ll take a 1000 off the price of the boat for killing the whale that saved me. Does that make it better?
Do you still want to make this deal even though I’m a whale killer? You’ll probably put the boat to better use I guess. Haha LOL JK.
I’m ready to send my PayingPals. Are you ready for it? I just want to make sure because my cousin said he would give me half his elk if I sold the boat to him.
Yes! Send me Paypal information now. I am ready.
Okay. Whew. Thought I might have made you mad. Okay. My address is a little weird, but I’m an honest guy and a man of my word (We are so much alike! It’s like we could be brothers). I’m just saying that it’s all legit. Also, if your agent tries to call, just let him know to keep trying and that my number sometimes takes a few tries to go through.
The Phone number is actually for my sister Jenny Jenny (we all have two first names, my name is actually Lefty Lefty) since she’s the only one that knows how to use the Flipper Phone. Her number is 867-5309. I’m glad she’s got this phone, because she’s the only one I can turn to in situations like this.
My new PayingPal address: email@example.com
Price $11,500 ($1000 less than I said originally because of the whale incident).
The boat is at my mom’s diner. The address is:
Lefty Lefty Hekknow
C/O Your Mama’s House
2020 Hindsight Lane
GottaBeKiddinme, CA 90015