South Carolina woman spends $180 for wooden Apple iPad

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 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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40 Comments

1. Bacon_Hat unregistered

Told ya people will buy anything with an Apple sticker!

7. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

23. YourAToolThen unregistered

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

37. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 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

39. YourAToolThen unregistered

You ain't hard, get off it.

21. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I laughed my ass off to this.

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...stupid sheep.

38. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

baaaaah

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

3. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

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

6. Shade

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 16, 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..

5. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yep thats pretty stupid.

4. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

hahahahahahah

8. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

This is toooooooooooooo funny!

9. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 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...

30. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

34. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

LOL...that's a good one.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

13. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Thats a cheap shot. For no really reason either

17. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

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

31. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Grow up

40. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

24. YourAToolThen unregistered

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

12. SMDHLMAO unregistered

DUM DUM DUM DUM DUMMMMMMMMM

14. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

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

15. Mike unregistered

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

16. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

18. AppleHater unregistered

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

19. haha unregistered

thats an apple consumer for ya.

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