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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   Jack Keck

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Posted April 25 2003 - 08:00 AM

Well, gang, I think I've passed a rite of passage yesterday when, on the way homw from work, a guy in a tan mini-van motions for me to roll down my window. He then asks if I want to buy some new speakers. Mind you, this was while driving 45 MPH down Telegraph Rd. Anyone from Southeast MI will know what that is. Since he was in a mini-van, and a tan one at that, does the speakers he offered me count as White van speakers? BTW, I did not buy the speakers.

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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   James Edward

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Posted April 25 2003 - 08:15 AM

Me too!!! 3 days ago. They were left over from a home theater install job. If I only had the cash on me. They probably blow away my PSB Golds. Posted Image
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   Nick V

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Posted April 25 2003 - 09:51 AM

It's happened to me a handfull of times. Interestingly enough, it's always been within seconds of driving away from an audio/video store. A-Holes!!Posted Image

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Travis*N



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Posted April 25 2003 - 11:32 AM

These white van guys sound alot like a "NUANCE" salesman. Ever been through the nuance sale pitch? I must say, its not quite like anything else i've ever encounted.

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Gabriel_Lam



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Posted April 25 2003 - 12:07 PM

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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   CaseyLS


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Posted April 25 2003 - 12:12 PM

My favorite one is the Michael Jordan one. I have never been struck by or seen a white van

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Nick V

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Posted April 25 2003 - 02:04 PM

Every white van thread always turns into a Nuance bashing thread. While I don't agree with their tactics, Nuance are IMO nothing like these white van guys. Nuance may try to deceive you into a quick purchase, but these white van guys are downright liars!! There is a difference you know...

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Mike_J_D


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Posted April 25 2003 - 03:34 PM

I wouldn't buy anything from a white van! That just sounds like trouble.
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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Robb Roy

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Posted April 25 2003 - 04:52 PM

They've tried to hit me up several times, and each time while I was leaving an ATM.

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   DanaA



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Posted April 25 2003 - 05:36 PM

Gabriel, LOL The rest of you are making me feel jealous by never having been approached by the near mythological white vans. Is there something wrong with me? I feel rejected. :b

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted April 25 2003 - 07:13 PM

NickV, "but these white van guys are downright liars!! There is a difference you know..." And the difference between the white vans and Nuance is? Nuance gets you into thier showroom and they play Quadraphonic Sound Recordings to make you belive that thier speakers do something spacialy that others do not.. Deception is the same as telling a Lie.. It's circumventing the truth either way. E.O.S
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Marc H

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Posted April 26 2003 - 04:26 AM

I remember back in the late '80s, they used to hang around in the parking lot outside the hifi shop I was managing at the time hitting up all the clients as they left. Can't believe they are still at it.
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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Frank_Ber



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Posted April 26 2003 - 06:16 AM

I have not seen these guys so far. I am looking for them though. I would like to see these guys in action.

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