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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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iPad scam

Not sure if this was posted already, but damn this is just wrong on so many levels. She was just plain naive here.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/ipad-sol...193000866.html
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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It's kinda hard for me to feel sorry for her. Seems like her decision was based on pure greed. But yes, she was scammed.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I feel bad for her, but she really doesn't have anyone to blame but herself.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Well, you can't place the entire blame on her. Some of these con artist are persistent and are strangely charismatic. Years ago, my boss go scammed into paying $200 for a supposedly $600 camcorder. It turned out to be one of those $10 toy in a fancy camcorder case. Fortunately for me, I'm poor and have high resistance to charismatic types.

They usually work in pairs, a talker and a lookout. The lookout never says a word, but was surreptitiously attentive of the surrounding. The talker had a silver tongue and a voice to rival Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones. The man could sell brass knuckles to Ghandi. He could talk a turtle out of its shell. If he spoke in a coal mine, diamonds would tinkle from the ceiling. He buttered her up like a Sunday roll. She never had a chance.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 PM   #5
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Sorry to sound hard hearted, but Barnum was right...there's one born every minute.
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Scam victim? BS. All i see is a stupid person who attempted to buy a stolen product. No sympathy from me. Why would anyone give you that great of a deal on an $800 product?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:35 PM   #7
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I'm ashamed to say that I found the woman ignorant even after opening the box. She said it looked like an iPad when you turned it over ... ummm no, it did not.
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he said he learned a valuable lesson and it only cost 200$. :/ Still...
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Buying an iPad from some random guy at a gas station... How stupid do you really have to be?
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Sorry to sound hard hearted, but Barnum was right...there's one born every minute.
You got that right. Do I feel sorry for her? Nope.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 03:00 PM   #11
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Another thing is that there is no original iPad package, just a FedEx box she received it in. At least that's what I saw in the video.

- $800 iPad for $200.
- Random dude on the street.
- No Apple packaging; FedEx box.

How does that not sound off the scam alarm?
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