Woman spends $100 for what she thought was the iPhone 6; instead, she bought 11 potatoes



Over the years, we've passed along stories about consumers who thought they were buying an Apple device only to be victimized by a scam. Whether it was the 22-year old South Carolina woman who paid $180 for an Apple iPad and ended up with a block of wood, or the lady who handed over $200 to a con man who promised her an iPad but sold her a broken mirror, it is always good to remember that if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't; true, that is.

It feels like it has been some time since we had one of these sad sack stories to tell you about, but as it turns out, Black Friday 2017 saw the return of the ol' bait and switch. A woman in Milwaukee spied a truck with balloons and Black Friday posters driving through her neighborhood. The truck was filled with gadgets, clothes and other items, so the woman made a deal to purchase an Apple iPhone 6 from the guy driving the truck for $100. Sure, why not? After all, the truck did have balloons attached to it. Why, that makes it as trustworthy as a Best Buy store!

So the woman pays the man, but not before she checked the phone number to see if the device worked, which it did. The seller put the phone in a box, and the money and the box exchange hands. The woman gets home and sits down at the kitchen table to open the box. And when she opens it and removes the lid, instead of an iPhone 6, she finds 11 chopped up pieces of potato in the box. Now, to be fair, the seller did include a charger in the package, but it was for an Android phone!

We would hate to see any of our loyal readers get ripped off. No matter how good a deal sounds, limit your purchasers to authorized re-sellers. And if you can't tell the difference between a legitimate opportunity and a scam, your best bet is to move on unless you can be absolutely 100% sure that you are being presented with a real, authorized deal.

NOTE: The video at the top of this story contains some offensive language. We do NOT condone the use of these words.

source: LiveLeak.com, Independent.co.uk

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31 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

She paid for a potato and she got a potato, I don't see what the problem is here.

2. whatev

Posts: 2116; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Well at least she got something she can eat, if she’d have received an android phone she would have to put it in the trash immediately, so she got a potato but it wasn’t the worse scenario at least

4. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You know your joke is lame when you have to explain it ;)

13. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Not to mention writing if she had have received and awful punctuation

14. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I try my best not to be a grammar nazi, as I do my own share of grammatical mistakes every time I type a comment lol

22. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Haha to be honest, I'm not flawless in that area either

27. KaloyanBeshev

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

If you'd know anything about phones you wouldn't have embarrassed yourself so much.

15. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

She didn't even think about Android and that makes android better than iPhone?? LOL

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

So you are the guy driving the truck and you took the iPhone 6 to realize your dream.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 577; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

The Android charger had me in tears. Well she should've kept her eyes on the prize.

5. maherk

Posts: 6684; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks to me like another attention wh**e who thirsty for some Facebook views and likes. I don't buy this story at all, and IFFF it was real, then I cam only laugh on her stupidity.

10. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Totally agree with you. I don't believe this story at all.

6. boriqua2000

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

It would have been so much funnier if he had put some cut up Apples in the box.

7. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

They are not even 11 potatoes but 11 potato pieces. ahh that is horrible That is why when someone buys a second hand device, he/she should test the device in front of the seller to see for example if the camera works, ..etc.

24. skips

Posts: 458; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

she did check the phone, the plot twist is when the seller turned around on her in the truck and instead of putting the phone back in the box, he had put these damn potatos in there. for 100$ those better be some good potatoes

8. TechGirl90 unregistered

I don't blame her for being upset, in this day and age where everything is increasing in price (including the cost of living), you can't play with people's earnings like that, it's a sick and twisted World we live in.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

She wan't paying very close attention since the guy had to switch the boxes at some point or perhaps the conman is just that good at slight of hand. That or this woman is lying and since getting tricked is such a weird thing to lie about and just makes you look stupid, I have to believe she isn't lying.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'd take the potatoes and call it a win...

12. southernzombie

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

She said in the video the sign was "duct taped to the truck" come on now, if that ain't a red flag you deserve your box of potatoes.

16. mcoomes

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

In all the examples cited, the victims were women. Not sayin', just sayin'. :P

17. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I don't see the problem. She gets what she asked.

18. Zylam

Posts: 1802; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Doesn't seem real, like someone said above, it's probably done for attention.

20. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

omg i lold so hard

23. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

The first 30 seconds were very aggressive. The website sure enough with all kind of people from around the world in different ages. I will not have this on here at all.

25. hotdoggnboi2002

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

She staged this just to get attention and followers....

26. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

The first thing to do is to open the box and try it in front of the seller... that's basic logic

28. lyndon420

Posts: 6452; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Yeah ok...but did she try to take a selfie with her new potato while sitting in an open second floor window?

31. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

iPhone potatoes sounds like a good name, no.

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