You're right...if I was the OP I'd worry about his iPad being stolen/shoplifted - assuming this really is an iPad 3. None of this makes sense.if it's definitely an iPad 3, then it's likely stolen. no one's stupid enough to sell it that cheap...it's still within all return windows for all places.
Model is MC705LL^^what is the model number? you can find it under settings: general: about