iPad scam

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tech4all, Nov 8, 2012.

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    tech4all

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    Tomorrow

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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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    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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    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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    Sorry to sound hard hearted, but Barnum was right...there's one born every minute.
     
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    likemyorbs

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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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    GoCubsGo

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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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    jwingfie

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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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    You got that right. Do I feel sorry for her? Nope.
     
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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? :confused:
     

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