Last year, I reviewed the DVD Never Get Busted Again, Volume 1: Traffic Stops by former narcotics cop Barry Cooper, in which he explains how to avoid getting busted for driving with weed. I found it interesting and entertaining, and I thought it might actually help some people avoid getting busted.
(It may surprise some of you to learn that although I’m a libertarian, I don’t use drugs, let alone sell them. I’ve got enough problems. Also, I hate cannabis culture. So why buy Barry’s DVD? Curiousity about cops and crimes. Basically, it’s the same reason I watched The Wire.)
When Barry released the second volume in the series, appropriately titled Never Get Busted Again, Volume 2: Never Get Raided, I was’t sure I wanted to spend my money on it. Eventually, however, my curiousity got the better of me, and I decided to buy a copy.
I’ll have a full review in a later post, but for now I just want to explain how Barry’s DVD pissed me off before I even opened it.
First of all, did I mention that I had to buy a copy? Given the decent review I gave his previous DVD—Barry even quotes me on his website—would it have killed him to comp me a copy?
Second (and more seriously), the mailing was screwed up. Again. With the previous DVDs, a lot of people complained that they arrived in the mail with “NeverGetBusted.com” printed on the outside where anybody could read it. This time around, the Never Get Busted FAQ clearly states that
The orders are packaged very discreetly in a plain envelope with the return address reading “Never Go Hungry Inc.”
The DVD arrived today, and here’s the return address:
That’s not really a problem, but it’s not what Barry said they’d do, either.
Even worse, however, when I ordered the DVD, I specified shipping to the rental box I use for my business, but they ignored the shipping address and sent it directly to my credit card billing address—my home.
These mailing mistakes don’t bother me directly—I’m not trying to hide this stuff from anybody—but it’s something to keep in mind if you decide to order a copy for, uhm, business purposes. Barry’s operation is a little sloppy.
This is what happens when you do business with potheads.