Smooth criminals steal $1.5 million worth of iPad minis
posted by Ray S. / Nov 15, 2012, 8:37 AM
But such are the risks when you're ordering a hot commodity like the iPad mini nowadays. Apparently, the two guys who wanted to have tablets real bad, managed to load two pallets before an airport worker returned from dinner and started staring at them in a disapproving manner. The iPads have been estimated to cost about $1.5 million, which means that someone's going to have a big party tonight.
If you've been questioning whether the iPad mini will be able to repeat the success of its bigger sibling, here's a real-world proof that people can't wait to get their hands on it. They are literally coming to pick them straight from the airport!
via: TechCrunch | image credit: DailyMail
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Sounds like more than a few orders will be updated with a 'shipping delay' status....
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:41 AM 11
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And they will add the number of stolen goods to the market count.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 9:30 AM 8
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of course all this could have been an elaborate plan by Apple to create demand :) PR these days....vultures mate! But yeah seriousy I feel for the people who'll have to wait longer...its really annoying having to wait for a pre-ordered device which is delayed
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 11:46 AM 0
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I may not like Apple but i hate theivery even more :/
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:43 AM 7
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Lmfao really good news! Take that you bad fruit. You deserve it!
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:51 AM 6
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Don't be evil!
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:57 AM 3
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Sell each ipad mini at $200 on the streets..200x3,600=$720,000 that's $720,000 that Apple will give to two people and Apple will need to replace the customers with another one that's $150x3,600=$540,000 out of Apple pocket again
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 8:58 AM 0
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Hmm, two pallets of iPad Mini were stolen from a loading dock in JFK airport? I would really like to hear how these events unfolded, this sounds incredibly ridiculous. You would have to be in the work wear the guys at whichever bulk transport company were wearing, and to pull up to a loading dock with a truck and the security not notice? Inside job, someone had to have known exactly what to do and set up the pallets to be left unattended, it's a load of crap for no actual employees were present when the other worker came back from lunch to see two guys and a truck loading up. Another thing is all those iPad minis would have been cataloged by serial and isdn before shipping and listed by pallet number, so they should be able to find each and every one of them the moment you try to purchase anything from iTunes or the App store as well as syncing with iTunes. Don't buy iPads from anyone on the street, it could be stolen property and by law you can be arrested for being in possession of it. Hunt em' Apple, thieves need to be caught and anyone taking advantage of stolen property should also feel the pain. If you didn't create a paper trail buying a product, then that is your fault if it is stolen and you are in possession of it. Your money lost because you couldn't help yourself by buying it off someone on the street or the like. Doubtful that any reputable stores would sell stolen products.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 11:57 AM 0
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They should stack them up, burn them, upload the video on youtube and earn my respect.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 12:33 PM 3
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wow. you earned my respect by writing your comment. I bow in front of you madridista.
posted on Nov 15, 2012, 1:01 PM 0
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