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nothing of value in that reply either!
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To me there was nothing free in this deal; the sailboat owner was forced to hoist a jib or a main or have a sailcover with some ad on it. Personally, I would never deface my beautiful sailboat with such advertisement, however some were willing to do so in exchange for a free whatever. I don''t know if the intention of the owner of sails4free was to defraud customers or if he just fell victim to the crash of dot coms. The exchage is not that outrageous in my opinion.
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skipperpete.....There wasn''t supposed to be anything of "value" in that reply. It was an object lesson which for all intents and purposes apparently passed well above your level of comprehension. If the message alluded you, se la vie....

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Dear states:

"if it sounds to (sic) good to be true, then it probably is"

As a "to (sic) smart" sailor you should recognize the form "too" in this instance is not spelled "to"! C''mon!
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"C''est la vie" perhaps ?
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Eeeeek! A spelling "faux pax"! Ahhh, but somehow I think the message still penetrated the majority of craniums..... I suspect it - the spelling - was more a lack of proofreading, fast fingers, and my errant laptop keyboard than a lack of syntax awareness........... But thanks for pointing it out! "too" is correct.
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Pardon my spelling oversight. I was so excited about my pending sailing vacation that I completely lost my grammatical footing. Plying the waters of Lake Michigan on a great boat does have its rewards. During my vacation I decided to be more tolerant and forgiving of the "Chowder Heads" willing to give their money to clever hucksters, I only wish I would have thought of this scam first! Damn!
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It''s not really that unbelievable an offer. Where I''m from...Philadelphia, there are advertising companies paying people $400 a month to wrap their cars in ads for stuff. Some are even giving people the cars, for free, seriously....
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Your first sentence says it all!!!
"there wasn''t supposed to be anything of value in that reply" Why waste time writng then???(if you don''t have anything of value to say??)!!
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Skippy, I suggest that you sell your boat and consider going into professional wrestling. Now there''s a profession where everything is just a real as the "sails for free" offer was. The dopes were duped!
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