Advice for potential sale fraud (with serial numbers)

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by choosk, May 30, 2012.

  1. choosk macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, new member here.

    I've come across a bit of a speed hump.

    My friend from interstate asked me to buy her a 32gb 4g ipad, and i did, sent it to her, all sealed, which she received.

    Then she said that the product is wrong/not working and it's not what she ordered, I asked her to send the item back so i can get a refund. She keeps insisting she'll take care of it and i should refund her the money and she'll give it back. I don't trust that's what will happen.

    Now here's the quick question.. Is there any way I can check through the serial number of the ipad where that item came from? As in, if it's the same one that i got for her, or if it came from another place? I've heard this bait and switch trap happen a lot before. A person gets a new ipad, then returns a different one.. also happens a lot with beats headphones.

    Any help would be appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. tekno macrumors 6502a

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    If she's a friend, just trust she's being honest with you.


    So you're down $600 or whatever having bought it for her and she's saying she wants you to send her $600 cos its wrong making you $1200 out of pocket? This makes no sense.
     
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Is it just me or does this have a fishy odor to it?
     
  4. choosk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i forgot to mention that she gave me the money to buy her the ipad (through an apple discount, a bit cheaper than if she bought it herself) now she's asking me to forward her the cost, and she'll send it back to me. I will not be doing that.

    Anyways, does anyone have any idea of the serial number tracing?
     
  5. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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  6. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry all sales final and go find a new friend
     
  7. Todthebod macrumors member

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    What's the discount? We get an Apple discount through my work but it's only like $20. Her wanting the money back without sending the thing back so you can get a refund reeks of a scam friend or not. Please give more information on this friendship. Is this a model that's sends you a lot of pictures from Nigeria.....uh I mean Georgia? Is it a friend that you're secretly in love with that uses you like a doormat?

    Insert 'something is afoot' gif here......
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    None of this story makes sense.
     

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