Trucking Jobs New Driver Jobs Flatbed Jobs Tanker Jobs Refrigerated Jobs Auto Hauler Jobs
Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567
Results 61 to 63 of 63
  1. #61
    Bobtail Member
    Member Since
    Oct 2011
    Location
    slc,ut
    Trucker?
    WannaBe
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked: 0 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by phroziac View Post
    I'm at the Pilot at East St Louis, I think I just had a local bum try to sell me genuine snake oil. It was a polish that he says works on aluminum, chrome, even paint, and even removes grafitti. I let him demonstrate it on my truck, and it did shine my aluminum, and it did turn black, like it was actually polishing.

    He said that it has no grit in it, and he demonstrated using an incredibly light polishing action with a very small amount of folded paper towel. He says the paper towel provides all the abrasiveness it needs.

    Here's the problem. He wanted $40 for the bottle, but he was going to cut me a great deal and sell it to me for $20. But it's a milky white water thin liquid in a water bottle. It smells just like diesel, and it has a label obviously printed himself taped on the bottle. It also dries white, but only if you stop rubbing.

    Why do i get the feeling that this guy is trying to sell me a water bottle full of diesel with a tiny amount of real aluminum polish in it?

    Just a couple of hours ago I had a guy trying to sell me a gold chain. My response? I only wear silver! He said..OK and smiled. Hahahahaha. In hindsight, I am surprised he didnt whip out a silver chain to offer me...

    Hell, last night I parked at the TA in Effingham, IL and a $5 lot lizard came knocking on my door while I was..well, nevermind what I was doing at the time...

    Good gawd, what the hell?

    This reminds me of a while back at the Pilot in Dallas, I had a guy trying to sell me Lucas SlickMist for $20 a bottle ($5 inside..). He offered it to me for $10 after i said no, but i just said no again.


    What the hell!
    Hey Phroziac, how long ago was your encounter with this guy, do you remember? sixteen years ago When I was 14 my brother and I like a couple idiot kids ran away from home we ended up 1500 miles away in Springfield Missouri in the middle of the winter starving and sleeping in dumpsters this guy took us in and bought us warm clothes and fed us then drove us back home to utah a week before christmas so that we could be with our family. The clutch in his car went out in Green River, Ut so we had a couple of our friends drive down to Green River from slc and pick us up then we left him with a burned up clutch in Green River. At the time we didn't stop to think about how messed up it was to just leave him broke down in the middle of no where like that. I have been trying to track him down in order to express my gratitude for what he did for my brother and me. The only thing that I really had to go on was that he was selling bottles of polish with cheap labels that said Uncle Mac's at the truck stop where he found us. If you have anymore info that might be useful in tracking him down please post it. Thanks in advance for your help man.

    Last edited by tallismortallic; 10.13.2011 at 01.45 AM.

  2. #62
    Road Train Member
    Member Since
    Apr 2007
    Trucker?
    No Answer
    Posts
    18,847
    Thanks
    2,997
    Thanked: 8,757 Times
    Quote Originally Posted by tallismortallic View Post
    Hey Phroziac, how long ago was your encounter with this guy, do you remember? sixteen years ago When I was 14 my brother and I like a couple idiot kids ran away from home we ended up 1500 miles away in Springfield Missouri in the middle of the winter starving and sleeping in dumpsters this guy took us in and bought us warm clothes and fed us then drove us back home to utah a week before christmas so that we could be with our family. The clutch in his car went out in Green River, Ut so we had a couple of our friends drive down to Green River from slc and pick us up then we left him with a burned up clutch in Green River. At the time we didn't stop to think about how messed up it was to just leave him broke down in the middle of no where like that. I have been trying to track him down in order to express my gratitude for what he did for my brother and me. The only thing that I really had to go on was that he was selling bottles of polish with cheap labels that said Uncle Mac's at the truck stop where he found us. If you have anymore info that might be useful in tracking him down please post it. Thanks in advance for your help man.
    He is not on the forum anymore.

    No stars under the name.

  3. #63
    Medium Load Member I am medicineman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2011
    Location
    marion, ms
    Trucker?
    12 Years
    Age
    48
    Posts
    401
    Thanks
    696
    Thanked: 528 Times
    A lot of the guys mix polish sticks and diesel.
    It works, and shines, but is only about $1 worth of ingredients.

    I was sitting in my truck in Fontana a few weeks back and a guy came to sell me this "incredible" cleaner.
    Spray bottle... only $10.

    I agreed wholeheartedly about the stuff, and told him I used it all the time cause it works on bugs on windshield better than anything else I have found.
    Then I showed him my bottle of "Totally Awesome" that I already had in my side box.
    I get it for $2 at Dollar General.

    These "price scams" are all over, and have been for 20 years.

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •