Attempted iPad Theft Foiled [Best Buy, Florida]

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  1. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Early run on Best Buy iPads:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/os-ipad3-robbery-best-buy-20120315,0,6060419.story

     
  2. badpinoy macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Oh man this is making scared to sale my iPad. Think I'll be meeting in the bank.
     
  3. rgr555 macrumors 6502

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    lol from dropping out of college, to working at best buy, to 10 years in jail
     
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    This actually gives a clue to the number of iPads that Best Buy stores are getting. A million dollars worth of iPads at one store, that's like 1200-2000 iPads.
     
  5. maclook macrumors 65816

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  6. DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously that makes sense, but it would seem a bit insane given how many most best buys had last year..

    Maybe this is a really high traffic Best Buy though, guess its possible. Hopefully thats true and smaller ones will get a couple hundred instead of 20-50 or whatever last year... or hey, they can all have 1500 =)
     
  7. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

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    Further proof of why not to buy things from Best Buy.
     
  8. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    To be fair, Orlando is a fairly large city. So smaller cities probably get a lot less.
     
  9. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    This doesn't surprise me. This is the crapiest of crapiest areas of Orlando. My office is not too far down the street. & I hate that Best Buy, it's a tourist Best Buy, & it is a heavily trafficked store. I mean really heavy.
     
  10. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    A Best Buy that draws in tourists? Is it a super huge and special Best Buy? Could that be part of why it seems to have had such a large stock?
     
  11. Nuts4Apple macrumors member

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    I'm happy to hear that their attempts to rob the store were foiled. And the fact that they brought weapons, handcuffs, and other things to retain people that they've possibly worked with before or currently work with (they said one of them was a current BB employee) is just as disgusting. I hope all of these stores that are selling the iPad are beefing up security as much as they can so the merchandise and customers will be protected. This is exactly why I like to order and have stuff shipped to my home instead of walking in these stores where some of the employees are just as big of crooks than anyone off the street.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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    TONS of European tourists visiting Disney want to pick up a discounted iPad I bet.
     
  13. hefeglass macrumors 6502a

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    this is easily the biggest rollout and release of any apple product so far..

    they have never released in this many countries all on the same launch day.

    i also read that some military AAfes places have near 200 when they only had like 10 last year


    i would imagine best buy has a crap ton as well..
     
  14. chukronos macrumors 6502

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    Someone claimed in another thread that their FedEx guy had dropped off 1500 ipads to a best buy in Brooklyn. I think the stores will have plenty.
     
  15. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    No. It's an old ugly best buy. Lol. But the Florida mall that the article mentions is across the street. It's a huge mall & is a huge tourist shopping destination. Tour buses go to this mall to shop. They do have a nice apple store though. Lol. There is a hotel in the middle of the mall too. Haha.
     
  16. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    It's not discounted though. Still the same price at this best buy.
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I meant in Europe.
     
  18. Bigmacduck macrumors regular

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    Dirt cheap in US

    Why not, now that the Dollar is so dirt cheap relative to some European currencies?
     
  19. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    Do they not have robbers in your neck ok the woods?
     
  20. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    But of course! This would never happen in like New York or California... :rolleyes:
     
  21. maclook macrumors 65816

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    There would have been a high speed car chase if it were California.
     
  22. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    I gotcha. My bad.
     
  23. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    Best Buy iPad HEIST Gone Bad

    I'm glad these two clowns were caught and sent where they belong. And hopefully they get plenty of time for this.


    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/-duty-deputy-thwarts-million-dollar-best-buy-ipad-/nLTgH/
     
  24. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Always grateful to know that some of the dumbest criminals in the world live right here in the ole US of A.
     

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