A SCAM on Engadget Involving a Macrumors Member

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by G4R2, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

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    Check this out. A few days ago a user on these forums started the following post claiming his father dropped his iPhone and trying to figure out a way to get Apple to pay for it by saying the unit had overheated causing the cracking:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=463250

    Now today, Engadget posts this, with pictures:

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/03/iphone-overheats-while-docked-fight-for-replacement-begins/

    Essentially, the kid melted the back of the iPhone and posted the pictures on this forum to garner sympathy:

    http://pistonheads.co.uk/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=141&t=516956&i=999999
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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  3. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope this little prick gets what's comin' to him. Freakin' thief.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That is really sad what a poor excuse for a person. I guess he's getting a new one though according to some other forum he posts in (that someone provided a link to). Ah well, another display of how dishonesty pays off. I wish I could lie like that!
     
  5. ~*allison*~ macrumors regular

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    I really don't care for people like this. If you broke it, it's your fault. Not Apple's. Why in the hell should they pay for something you messed up? That would be like me throwing a brick at my computer display and calling the company saying "I just plugged it into my cpu and it exploded! Nevermind the bits of red concrete in the hole, just replace it..."
    This really irks me. Dishonesty is ruining society. And yes, I know it goes way deeper than one person, but still. Just because I have some tattoos on my arms and back, I get followed around when I'm in a department store doing some shopping. I guess I look like a thief.
     
  6. marksman macrumors 603

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    I just hope that someone at Apple catches wind and can intercept his return and stop it.

    Perhaps look at fraud charges while they are at it. :)
     
  7. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    All this after everyone advised him on his first thread not to bother trying. I thought it was a dead issue...

    DumbA$$

    The poor kid is going to see an onslaught now. It's been posted just about everywhere.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    As such, it doesn't need additional discussion here.... ;) Rest assured we are reviewing the issue.
     
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