Walmart cans employees who tossed and smashed Apple iPad units on video
Tossing around sensitive electronic devices meant for customers is not smart. But perhaps even dumber is allowing someone to film the dastardly deed. The incident took place in August and according to someone who posted the video on Reddit after receiving it from one of the store's employees, those who were involved in the activity were fired by the retailer and prosecuted.
wince and was embarrassing. He did note that no merchandise has been returned and the Pikeville Police Department said that no reports about the incident have been filed.
The bottom line is if you are spending hundreds of dollars on a new Apple iPad, or any device, you might think twice about making the purchase at Walmart, although this could potentially happen anywhere. How can the deep discounter repair the damage that this might have caused them? Time will help, but by firing those responsible, Walmart has already made it clear that it has a zero tolerance toward these kind of hijinks. Still, those who have read this story are going to wonder if the device that they just purchased from Walmart was once used as a football.
source: Reddit via CNET