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Soldier Ebaying to afford Body Armor

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drysdale, Jan 12, 2006.

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  1. Drysdale

    Drysdale Member

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...1&from=R8&satitle=5852126163&category0=&fvi=1

     
  2. Stiletto Null

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    Well, I'm not buying, but read that comment that someone sent him.

    I don't understand the kind of hate it takes to send messages like that.
     
  3. thorazine

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    Close to five thousand hits on his auction as of this post. Word must be getting around fast.
     
  4. middy

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    Hmmm... I'd like to know why a medic is being issued a "Vietnam-era flak jacket".

    Any veterans care to comment?
     
  5. BADSBSNF81

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    Interesting. I'd be curious to know which Mobiliztion Station or CONUS Replacement Center is training him. Might have had a grain of truth in the early days of the GWOT (IBA shortages), but, not lately.
     
  6. Drysdale

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    yeah, I wasnt' 100% buying the story, but I wasn't 100% denying it either.
     
  7. Firethorn

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    Just got back from Iraq last year. Went over there with a flak jacket(best our base had), was promptly issued lvl IV w/plates. Had to turn it back in when I left.

    I'm air force, with no prospect of leaving the base. If I'm issued it, the medic will be as well.

    They were also starting up a program so that all you'd go over with would be your uniforms and any professional equipment. All armor and stuff to be issued at a staging base.
     
  8. atomchaser

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    He'll be issued Level IV when he hits the ground if not before. There are warehouses full of body armour over their now.
     
  9. strambo

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    I'm very skeptical...I'm National Guard, but I have the latest body armor vest. All I need is the plates...but the vest was just standard stateside issue. I'm sure I'll get the plates when I deploy. Might be true though...
     
  10. AFhack

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    IMO the ebay story is just so much bull. Either that or the guy is either national guard or reserve and is very poorly informed. The way it's written I think it's the former rather than the later.



    I'm a unit deployment manager in the USAF (active duty) and this just doesn't ring true at all.
     
  11. joab

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    I used to sell a lot of cars in the local newspaper.
    I always put divorce, deployment, or baby forces sale
    I got more responses that way
    Either people feeling sorry for me or thinking they could lowball me
     
  12. spaceCADETzoom

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    I kinda feel skeptical as well. They don't pay me enough to know who gets issued what, but I've no reason to believe any soldier's getting deployed without IBA...in 2006...

    Even if the story holds, it's mildly distatesteful to be putting that preface to all his auctions. It's like, "I'm serving my country, buy stuff from me!"...who does that? I don't...but I guess he's not me...

    I'm not hoisting the BS flag...just an eyebrow raised, is all. Hope no one misinterperets what I'm saying and calls me anti-american or something...I'm an Army reservist too.
     
  13. joab

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    I heard today that the pentagon is alowing the issue of the type armor he is trying to buy.
    Problem is the soldiers don't want it
    One soldier stated that he needed his arms free for climbing walls and jumping over barricades and the armor would be too restricting
     
  14. 1 old 0311

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    Read the feedback. This guy just BOUGHT MP3 accessories 6 days ago. It is a con job:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

    Kevin
     
  15. spaceCADETzoom

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    in a word...

    No.
     
  16. joab

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    How about some more words
     
  17. SilentStalker

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    What is wrong with buying MP3 accessories?
     
  18. Firethorn

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    It sounds like he's using the whole 'deployer needing body armor' thing as a sob story to try to get a few more bucks out of people in his auctions.

    As scams go, it's very minor.
     
  19. UWstudent

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    scam scam scam
     
  20. Dannyboy

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    Um, no what? No, nobody wants less body armor? If that's what you mean then, in a word, yes. There are people who want less, or at least, no more body armor. Here's an article for ya. http://www.katu.com/news/story.asp?ID=82376 Protection or mobility. Both would be great but that ain't happening today.
     
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    Sorry all, I had to raise the B.S. Flag. I deployed for OIF II-II and they wouldn't even think of sending anyone over there w/out the Lvl. IV intercepters anymore. Hell, we were training in them w/ plates in for 3 months before we even left CONUS. He's full of crap. If this puke even is in the Army, he knows that too. Not trying to start a fight here, but when I was in BIAP before and after operating in our A.O., there were soldiers that were pogues, they sat on base all day and they had better equipement than we had. This kid's a disgrace and I let him know it. If you disagree, I've got some great swampland I'd like to sell ya... :barf:
     
  22. solareclipse

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    another ebay scam along the lines of

    "this is my wife's dress", "my puppy died", "i saw a shape in my toast" etc

    it's sad suckers are still falling for it. or as ebay goes, people bid and don't pay.
     
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    That guy deserves to be tortured, that is one of the most miserable things I've ever seen done......... all those people right before Christmas.
     
  25. wingnutx

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    We train with old crappy flak vests here, and get issued Interceptors when we hit Kuwait, before proceeding to Iraq.

    When we leave, we leave the vests in Kuwait.
     
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