(Sözcü and Posta Newspapers, 12 September 2012)
New watch owner Yazar, laughing to keep from crying
Yazar went to a bank to have a money-order sent. While
waiting on line he met three people who said they had been
robbed at the airport and didn't have any cash left. The
suspects explained to Yazar that they would be willing to
sell him a gold watch at half price - 15,000TL.
Yazar called a friend to get a second opinion but the friend
warned against buying the watch. Nevertheless, Yazar bought
the watch for 15,000TL and then went to a jewelry store to
have it appraised. The jeweler told Yazar the watch had
come off the street and wasn't worth 5TL. At this point
Yazar realized he had been bilked and had a laughing fit.
He next went to the police station to file a complaint.