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Fake TV scam story hits a nerve, or a funny bone

By Eric Kurhi
Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 at 6:33 am in Alameda County, Business, Crime, General, Odds & Ends, San Leandro, San Lorenzo.

Sometimes a story just won’t die. Take Jason Sweeney’s tale about the flat-screen television for sale that was really an oven door. It’s been reigning in the top five most viewed stories on the InsideBayArea Web site for more than a week, just falling to number six today. Perhaps it’s because it was picked up by technology and gadget blogs Gizmodo, Gear Diary and Slashgear as well as news aggregator Fark.com, but it still goes to show that people love a good quirky crime yarn.

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