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South Carolina woman spends $180 for wooden Apple iPad

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South Carolina woman spends $180 for wooden Apple iPad
Ashley McDowell, a 22 year old woman from Spartanburg, South Carolina was thinking about what a great deal she just made. Two men had approached her and offered her an Apple iPad for $300. When McDowell replied that she only had $180 on her, the men agreed to the price and handed her a FedEx box. After driving off, she opened the box and to her horror found that she had spent $180 for a piece of wood painted black with a copy of the Apple logo affixed to the back.

The wooden

The wooden "Apple iPad" purchased by Ashley McDowell

The police became involved in the case when McDowell called.
Lieutenant Tony Ivey, a public information officer at the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said that the men had taken a screenshot of an Apple iPad with the screen on, and pasted a copy of a Best Buy sales ticket on front. On the back, they pasted a cutout of the iconic Apple logo. The cops said that last year, some men were caught selling laptop boxes with phone books stuffed inside them, for the price of a real laptop computer.

If caught, the perps could face 90 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000. A copy of the incident report taken by the police can be found at the sourcelink.

source: PCMag.com

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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:51 23

1. Bacon_Hat (unregistered)


Told ya people will buy anything with an Apple sticker!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:07 2

7. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


i agree. And im one of them. And? what now?

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:51 7

23. YourAToolThen (unregistered)


Congratulations! Your a f**kin tool! Flex those internet muscles, YEA!!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:57

37. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Trust me little man we can do it in person
Send me a PM i will send you may address or we can meet some where. I just be saying jokes up here but if you want to start crying i will spank you.

email me for my info. kingtrustus@yahoo.com

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 18:24 1

39. YourAToolThen (unregistered)


You ain't hard, get off it.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:58 3

21. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2962; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I laughed my ass off to this.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:40 1

33. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOL...stupid sheep.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:57

38. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


baaaaah

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 20:58 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


2 things

1) what kind of dumbass buys things from "guys on the street" and doesnt check it first?

2) you didnt think it was suspicious when they took $180 bucks for a "new" ipad that they would have just paid like 400-600 for?!?! lol

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:00 1

3. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


To clear this out, she must of bought it online BECAUSE she got it in a fedex box lol...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:07 1

6. Shade (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)


"Two men had approached her and offered her an Apple iPad for $300. When McDowell replied that she only had $180 on her, the men agreed to the price and *HANDED* her a FedEx box."

Not for nothing, but he was right..

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:01 1

5. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Yep thats pretty stupid.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:00 1

4. eman99 (Posts: 220; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


hahahahahahah

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:09 1

8. quakan (Posts: 1176; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


This is toooooooooooooo funny!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:12 1

9. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Nah, she was quite smart! She saved herself a ton of money by talking the guys into giving her a 40% discount! :D

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:16 3

10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Why didn't she just turn around and sell it to someone else? Clearly, there's a lot of dumb people running around there...

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:18 1

30. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


You guys are just mad that a block of wood with Apple on it can sell better than Android

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:40

34. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOL...that's a good one.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:39 4

11. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


she probably thought she was buying a 4g ipad as well :)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:01 1

13. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Thats a cheap shot. For no really reason either

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:06 1

17. wumberpeb (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Calm down, everybody knows the iPad 2 is 2G. The iPhone 4 is 4G, duh!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:18

31. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Grow up

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 18:26 1

40. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Really? Coming from the guy who watches wrestling, lmao.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 08:53 2

24. YourAToolThen (unregistered)


Looks like biophone thought it was 4G too, lol. Don't be butt-hurt.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:40 1

12. SMDHLMAO (unregistered)


DUM DUM DUM DUM DUMMMMMMMMM

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:51 1

14. pongkie (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


she didn't even got one of those chinese knockoffs SAD

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 23:28 2

15. Mike (unregistered)


It has an actual Apple Logo? How much does she want for it? I'll take it.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:01 1

16. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1812; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


She couldn't have been any dumber!!! Lol wow

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 00:26 3

18. AppleHater (unregistered)


well it's actually not that far from the real thing :D

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:40 2

19. haha (unregistered)


thats an apple consumer for ya.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 09:53

25. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


yup you are right. And uh now what?

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 11:13 1

28. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


We proceed to point and laugh!

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 01:58 2

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2962; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


hahahahahaha I don't feel sorry for her at all.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 06:11 1

22. maxxx (unregistered)


she should of called the police and say: i`m stupid, please arrest me now

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 10:16 2

26. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I knew Apple customers had wood between their ears, didn't know they also had it between their hands....LOL LOL LOL, Apple sux

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 11:04 1

27. theo14461 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


All is not lost, she can keep it displayed in her home as a reminder of a product that will be extinct in about a year.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:17 1

29. wilt (unregistered)


LMAO IF SHE WOULD HAVE HAD THE $300 LIKE THEY ASKED AT FIRST SHE MAY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A REAL iPAD BUT SHE ONLY HAD $180 so SHE got $180 WORTH OF APPLE Ipad $300 would get you the apple and $180 GOT HER THE APPLE TREE STUMP "LITERALLY" LMAO

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 12:20 1

32. wilt (unregistered)


and its even funnier because more than likely if guys came up to her on the street the ipad mostly likely if it was real would have be "HOT" as in stolen, And she called the police it wouls have been funny if they would have arrested her for buying/or attempting to buy stolen goods.

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:46

35. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


And I will bet $500 that when the crooks are captured they will sue for the $180 they made and punitive damages in the amount of $100,000 for using the Apple logo without permission and for making the wooden block too much like the iPad

posted on 31 Aug 2011, 13:47

36. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


by "they" i meant Apple

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