For me it's not the story itself. Like you said, we applaud ebay/craigslist/garage sale/etc. scores, and still very much do. What aggravates me is the hugely unncessary need to make up things that cannot be substantiated or have huge inconsistencies. Why do something like this? Is it trolling? Is it that some people are pathological liars? Are these chips stolen, or god forbid is the original owner at the bottom of a lake somewhere? I've seen these kind of stuff on other less reputable forums, but on PCF/CT? I just don't get it. John Boy on PCF was called out not only for the inconsistencies in how the chips were obtained, but his antics on other threads, screaming, posting nonsense, which combined with the original PNY chip discussions resulted in his low credibility. But anyway, I await the exciting conclusion of PNY gate.