JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man thought he was getting a good deal on a television. However, he said he almost got scammed when two men offered to sell him what "looked like" a flat screen television that was still in the shrink wrap.
The "TV" even came with a remote control in bubble wrap. That turned out to be cardboard wrapped in black tape and bubble wrap. It was a fake, just like the 50-inch television.
"It looked like it was brand new, coming out of the box," said "James."
The Southside man didn't want to show his face or use his real name, but did he wanted to tell First Coast News all about two men who he said tried to sell him what looked like a television set late Sunday night.
"I asked him how much it was, he said $500."
The man, who we'll call "James," acknowledges this was pretty much a "street deal."
He said he was approached by two men in a parking lot off University Boulevard.