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Here is one reason not to buy an iPad from Wal-Mart

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Here is one reason not to buy an iPad from Wal-Mart
One thing is certain - you don’t know where your electronics come from. You don’t know whether some workers in a factory on the other end of the world didn’t throw it around, drop it while it’s in the box and laugh it out. You don’t even know whether this happened at the very Wal-Mart you purchased your iPad in.

And while chances are that people working countless hours in China manufacturing electronics would under no circumstance throw them around for fun, at Wal-Mart these things could happen.

Or at least that’s what the video below shows - employees throwing around iPads, dropping them and generally having fun breaking your electronics. It could be fake. Some kind of a joke, but it looks realistic. What you’ll see below is from a Wal-Mart warehouse in Pikeville, KY, and next time you shop at a Wal-Mart, you might want to check the condition of that iPad before you leave the store.

via Gizmodo

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:03 23

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Who's stupid enough to damage company's property and put in on youtube ? They could get fired or sued

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:09 17

4. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Apparently they've been fired and prosecuted

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:15 7

13. Aeires (unregistered)

Yeah, people who work at Walmart definitely don't want to lose that high paying job. What were they thinking?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:24 2

19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Thats just wrong

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:47 3

22. Aeires (unregistered)

Yes, the way Walmart treats its employees is indeed wrong.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:48 3

20. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I'm sure there are plenty of Foxconn employees willing to do that job.. Bunch of idiots recording themselves on top of it.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:06

28. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Oh wow, ur a motherf**king iPad throwin FAT-ASS!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 01:39 1

34. Pocketboy (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


posted on 12 Nov 2012, 11:37

40. DonkeySauce (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

In 9th grade they teach you not to incriminate yourself. Unfortunately, they dropped out after middle school.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:04 4

2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

these people are just plain crazy.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:05 1

3. tigermcm (Posts: 855; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

I dont buy electronics period from walmart anymore. every electronic I bought broke right after warranty ran out.

posted on 11 Nov 2012, 21:34

39. axllebeer (Posts: 271; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)

They only break if you don't buy that extended warranty.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:10 6

5. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Happens at best buy radio shack and others to. Its becasue people are HUMAN and that means they are STUPID.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:21 1

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3791; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

It's just cause Walmart was taped... You never know what goes behind every store...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:33 3

7. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

That's y u buy products striaght from the source for example if your buying iPad you buy directly from the store. I'll be getting a nexus 10 next week but im not going to get it from these stupid third party locations ill order it straight from Google.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:08 4

15. BadAssAbe (Posts: 456; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

You should look up UPS Drivers who delivered packages like TV's and throw them. UPS will also delivered (and toss around for fun) to stores before anyone can even get a chance to sell them. That also includes Fedex, usps and any other company that has humuns.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 05:37

36. Pocketboy (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

You just got burned

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:41 2

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i hope someone posts a video on Youtube of himself/herself along with his/her buddies throwing around and breaking some of his property.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 07:53 2

9. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

iOMG, I can't believe you guys were filming me!!? I didn't even know I was being watched!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:21

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:10

10. Bfrenz (Posts: 112; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:11 1

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I guess they just do not like iPADs, but they must like GOOGLE NEXUS tablets, because I got mine from my local Walmart and it works fantastic!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:12

12. Bfrenz (Posts: 112; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 08:32 1

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3791; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

That just gave me a 'ding'!!
Maybe this is why iPhone's shipping numbers increased...
These people shattered the 'i' products. But for me, as long as it is Apple, i don't mind.
Here's my advice...keep breakin'em!! :D

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:28

17. raphael007 (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

sounds like these people wanted to be fired but couldn't come up with a master paln, well here they have it

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:50

18. mydi.maus (unregistered)

that was fun..and they are dumb.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:22

21. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

It's just sad how low life stupid idiots some people are. I sure don't want friends like that.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:23

23. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I personally worked at a wal mart store in elctronics dept. even though i hate to admit working the most hated company. we don't even trash our electronics items like that even though it looks very fun to do that to a iPad. but only care bout sales most sales goes to our pay checks these guys are bunch of idiots even though i praise them for breaking the ipad but they should got fired over this.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 12:55

24. boss_king (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

wal-mart is a lame company this video is so true of what use to go on when i worked there for years as a unloader people stay throwing electronics like it was a football they use to get a kick out of that s**t.....i was apart of the fun/stupid s**t but wal mart managers dont care some one needs to take action

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:51

25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

hmm so ipads can replace frisbees :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 20:48

32. Pocketboy (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 16:41

26. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

I worked for Wal-Mart electronics for a few years during my College days, and i'd honestly would have enjoyed smashing stuff up like that just to tell Wal-mart to go f**k themselves and eat the lost sales money before walking out the door giving them the finger.

yes, i hated working for them that much.

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 01:05

33. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Why would you work in a place you hate so much? Why wouldn't you work somewhere else?

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 20:00 1

38. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I personaly work at wal mart in electronics dept even though i hate the company because the way the mngr treat us. I'm just glad i have a full time job that help pays the bills and buy other things. NOT TOO many people are lucky to have a full time job thats not a HIGH SALARY job. I'm just glad I'm still working unlike that idiot. And we don't even trash items like the dumb a$$e$ in the video

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 17:30

27. optimo_prime (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)

This hurts my head with how stupid this is

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:15

29. Pocketboy (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

The worker looks fat and with no hope so it must be real

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:42

30. dorianb (Posts: 599; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 19:52 1

31. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

Does anyone actually believe this video? Has it been confirmed by a reputable source? Just from judging the surrounding warehouse I would say it is NOT a Walmart facility. Walmart is a HUGE company and their distribution warehouses are big operations. I have done warehousing in my past and that looks like a fairly small and s**tty warehouse look at the racks behind the fellow "catching" the supposed "iPads". The racks only go 2-3 rungs high, I was in places with 38' ceilings w/ 8-10 rungs and we had no where near the Inv they do. and in a 300k sq. ft. area.

So I doubt that is a Walmart distribution warehouse.

just my 2cents

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 02:27 1

35. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Those people in China are working their asses off to meet every iSheep's demands, and yet these Walmart workers do this for fun! Not to mention those people doing ridiculous drop tests and putting a bullet through them..

posted on 10 Nov 2012, 17:40 1

37. Numz (Posts: 34; Member since: 31 Oct 2009)

I worked at a Walmart distribution center while going to collage and my job was to load the Walmart trucks and I can tell you that they DO throw EVERYTHING into those trucks to fill them up. At the end of the day the truck looks like someone got a huge pill of boxes, and pushed the boxes into the trailer with a bulldozer. I only worked there for 2 weeks because I didn't like it but I quit saying I would never buy an electronic device from Walmart after seeing how they handle the merchandise.

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