This is Ryan Mandeville of Whitman.
Ryan thought it would be wise to price gouge Clorox wipes for $250.
Obviously this is a morally bankrupt thing to do, and anyone who would pay that is a moron who deserves to die destitute form the kung flu. He did end up finding a guy, but little did he realize he was being catfished.
John Roy is the hero we need right now. Watch what happened.
I didn’t think he could be a bigger dick munch, but then he went and said this when the guy offered him $100, which is still an insanely outragous and immoral price to charge for some wipes:
“I’ve got 10 people making me offers right now.”
No. No you do not.
As John pointed out, Ryan owns a personal training, which he wisely connected to the Facebook page he used to price gouge Clorox wipes during a pandemic:
Wicked smart business move.
Side note – when he says the “Mandeville Method” and the “hands on learning experience” (which isn’t creepy at all), all I can think of is this guy:
Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum.
The beauty of social media is that predators like this get named and shamed rather quickly. It also leads to older posts coming to light.
I for one am shocked that the guy who thought it would be wise to sell Clorox wipes for $250 when the Internet is constantly on the lookout for a villain like this shame, would have so many people with negative things to say about his business. He seems like the kind of guy who realyl cares about public perception.
This might explain it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Libertarians are cancer. They are worse than Cape Cod sharks and Chinese coronavirus combined. And this pandemic has spotlighted just how awful they are. A Libertarian is nothing more than an anarchist who can regurgitate some, but not all Republican talking points. Nothing they say makes sense, and if you take any of their ideas to their logical conclusion it always ends in anarchy.
Anyway, I did notice that he is still selling a Groupon for the Mandeville Method.
Which is weird, because his gym is closed cuz of the commie cold. So I decided to give him a call and see if he’d still sell it to me, which he was willing to because he can do workout sessions online.
I then told him I was from Turtleboy, which he was familiar with, and he wasn’t happy when I told him I intended on writing about this.
“I’ve suffered enough already, for whatever is left of my business you would absolutely destroy me.”
Wrong. I’m not destroying anything. I’m just commenting on your public post, which was predatory and shitty. You destroyed yourself.
Then he played this card:
“This would incite violence and people would threaten me even more. I could sue you for damages for doing this. I’ve got a lawyer sir, please do not do a story on me. It would threaten my safety. If you make an article about this it would incite violence towards me. It will harm me, it will not be worth it for you. I will call my lawyer and we can go down that path.”
As I pointed out to him, he is the shittiest Libertarian ever. Actually, scratch that. He is EVERY Libertarian ever. They are massive hypocrites who whine about rights and liberties, but have no problem demanding that people like me give up my rights (to free speech) because it could “incite violence.” And by now we know that the ol’ “this will incite violence against me” is nothing more than a tool that shitty people use to try to silence legitimate criticism of their shitty actions. And then he threatened me with legal action, because apparently his belief in civil liberties end at the First Amendment.
Newsflash – the mob crapping on you on Facebook is the free market in action. You did a shitty thing and people used their free speech to call you out for shittiness. Your business and reputation were damaged as a direct result of YOUR stupid choices.
He was concerned about the nature of the blog:
“You’ll put me in the spotlight to make me look ridiculous.”
Almost as ridiculous as selling Clorox wipes for $250. Almost.
“I’ve had threats for people beating me up.”
Boo. Fucking. Hoo. Come live life as Turtleboy for a day and then whine about death threats.
Finally he issued this statement when it was clear that I would be writing the blog anyway:
“I made a mistake and took it down immediately. People began reposting it and I received threats of violence. I’m going to donate the wipes to the hospital to the Brigham and Women’s hospital.”
See? Public shaming works. If he really does it. But unfortunately he followed it up with this:
“They were selling for $350 on EBay.”
See Ryan, that’s not you taking responsibility. It’s you making more excuses, which further validates my opinion that you still don’t see how shitty your actions were. Perhaps you should take some classes in how not to run a business, and you can submit this blog for required reading.
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