Apple iPad bought at Walmart turns out to be nothing but notepads
posted by Alan F. / Oct 13, 2012, 12:17 AM
purchased what she thought was an Apple iPad from two men for $180. Inside the box was a bizarre looking chunk of wood painted black with the Apple logo glued to it. That transaction, though, took place on the street while Courtney's Mom purchased the birthday gift at a reputable store.
When Courtney's Mom raced back to Walmart, the manager refused to do anything for her. After more than two hours of discussion, he would not let her get a refund or an exchange and instead, accused the family of concocting an elaborate hoax. The company, though, later went over the manager's head after being contacted by a local television station. The retailer tracked the box and found that the Akers had been ripped off. The retailer will replace the notepads with a real Apple iPad. But how could this happen? Walmart's theory is that someone bought an Apple iPad, took out the tablet, replaced it with the notepads, and resealed it to look like it had never been opened.
It might be a good idea to find out exactly what is in that Apple iPad box you just bought from any retailer before you take it home.
source: KHOU, DailyMail via Gizmodo
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LMAO this is hilarious
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 12:22 AM 21
There are still some people who know better than Apple how to get ridiculously high margin LOL.
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 2:15 AM 13
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Apple should patent this fraud before other manufacturer 'copies' it samystic
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 12:29 AM 21
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LOL If those girl open the ipad and got samsung galaxy note instead, Apple will SUE samsung. LOL :)
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 2:57 AM 15
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posted on Oct 13, 2012, 3:53 AM 2
that manger should be fired! no doubt........this is funny as hell but at the same time I WOULD BE PISEED AS HELL!!
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 12:32 AM 8
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Very pissed, I remember when the iPad 2 was sold out. This lady had one sealed, I told her I'd meet her at a safe place cuz she wanted 700 for a 32gig, which was 655 after tax n Vegas. I said cool she's not trying to get an insane profit, but she didn't wanna unseal it just incase I didn't buy, cuz it would appear used. I said look ms. I'm not gonna give u 700$ get home, and there's a hunk of metal in here...I'm screwed, luckily she let me open it and it was an actual iPad 2 but I did make her let me power it up just to b sure. Shocking that this could happen n Walmart though.
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 6:21 AM 1
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only at walmart anyone remember the nintendo DS soap that someone got for christmas a few years ago? or the psp with the gay porn returned on it? lol
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 12:39 AM 12
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this happen to me b4 I bought a cd-rom from frys after few days I open the box it was a used old cd rom inside, so I believe we should always open the item before you leave the parking lot.
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 1:06 AM 1
Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 14, 2012
In the military s**t like this happens all the time, thus why before I leave the Exchange (Be in the Navy, Army, Airforce or Marines) I always check my stuff to make sure i am not ripped off. Also I do it by the door where there is video camera's so if i am ripped off they can check their security feed and see me opening up to being frauded.
posted on Oct 13, 2012, 1:38 AM 5
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