Apple iPad bought at Walmart turns out to be nothing but notepads

Apple iPad bought at Walmart turns out to be nothing but notepads
15 year-old Courtney Akers in Texas was excited as she could be. Her Mom had just returned home from Walmart carrying Courtney's birthday present, a brand new third generation Apple iPad. Yeah, Courtney just couldn't wait to feast her eyes on that Retina display that has been the focus of Apple's marketing of the device. So when she opened the box, to her horror, instead of an iPad was a stack of yellow notepads.

Instead of an Apple iPad, the box contained notepads

Instead of an Apple iPad, the box contained notepads

You might recall a similar story in August of 2011 when a 22 year old woman in South Carolina 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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48 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

LMAO this is hilarious

11. MeoCao unregistered

There are still some people who know better than Apple how to get ridiculously high margin LOL.

15. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

LOL, that's more than 10,000% profit! :p

50. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think that is infinity million profit if you consider the person with the ipad 0 for it.

2. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

Apple should patent this fraud before other manufacturer 'copies' it samystic

13. ipadnote

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

LOL If those girl open the ipad and got samsung galaxy note instead, Apple will SUE samsung. LOL :)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That didn't even make sense...lame.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Notepad? Samsung is Apple's biggest rival? Samsung's flagship is the Galaxy Note? Apple loves suing Samsung for anything? You need a sense of humor.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have one, but this isn't the article for it. Sometimes seriousness is needed.

32. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

YOUR MOM IS LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhh she's not

33. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

YOUR MOM IS LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

34. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What the hell!?!? I meant those 2 comments for 23' not whoever got yhem

14. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Lame comment

16. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Lame reply

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

DarkKnight that was very lame. How would they feel if that was their money, and their little girl? I'd b ready to fight, and sue over it.

29. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I was talking about patenting the method of cheating customers- that was lame. What wallmart is worth suing. The guy who bought this ipad must bring wallmart down!

47. samystic

Posts: 241; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

sarcasm intended... hard to understand?

3. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

iPrank! but this is getting serious.

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

that manger should be fired! no doubt........this is funny as hell but at the same time I WOULD BE PISEED AS HELL!!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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.

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

HAHAHAHA LMAOOO^^^^

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wowwwww really???

38. deuel_18

Posts: 54; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Seriously though?

6. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

This needs a Bad Luck Brian image, hahaha...

8. chiang41

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

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.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart advice

9. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

But you're distinguishing it wrong!

10. Borrie69

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.

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