iPad Lucked out big time on the Air.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Klae17, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
    I went to walmart at 4 am on release day for two iPads 16gb space grey. They had two in each store. The clerk and manager could not figure out how to ring them up and it wasn't in their system correctly.

    So I went to the other walmart. Got those two. Opened mine up and left the other one for the wifey. As I was downloading apps I went to check my storage because I knew the 16gb would be filling up soon.

    SURPRISE! 32 GB iPad. Bought for $512 (with tax). Good thing I opened this one and not the wifey!
  2. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
    Wow you saved $100 you can retire now :eek:
  3. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    Why so needlessly mean? Sheesh this forum has changed over the years.

    Nice result on the ipad. It's always nice to get than you expected. Just makes it that much sweeter!

    This sort of thing used to happen all the time with refurbs, which would usually have more ram/hd than advertised! Not sure if that is still the case though!
  4. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    You must be fun to be around :rolleyes:
  5. Robster3 macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2012
  6. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    It's unfortunate that you are not planning to return it to the store. An employee made an honest mistake and gave you the wrong product, which could negatively affect their job. Enjoy the extra space that you never intended to have! That extra space may not cost you anything, but I assure you, someone will end up paying for it in the end.
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  8. patseguin macrumors 68000


    Aug 28, 2003
    Are you saying you paid for the 16 and got 32? What luck!
  9. Ohrstrom macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2012
    Well technically he could be right, employee job security is not always to the same standard as here in scandinavia, even if our job security is on a downslope as well.
  10. 1981d macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2013
    I'm curious, what size does the box indicate? Could it have been Apple's mistake? Does the receipt indicate a 16gb? It's hard to imagine how it rang up wrong if they scanned it using the barcode. IDK, it looks like some midnight shift employees got confused trying to help you out, others on here have indicated that some Walmarts were making people wait for 8 am, which is probably why it wouldn't ring up. They could have told you to come back later, and I'm surprised that you found Walmart employees willing to be so helpful.(esp, at 4am!) Most in my experience would have shrugged and said "too bad, go away". Personally, I'd return it. JMHO, of course.
  11. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    You woke up early for a 16GB?

    I almost tripped on a pile of them walking into Best Buy yesterday.

    I really wish they would do away with that config and just start at 32.
  12. Brittany246 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2013
    The literacy rate of Walmart employees is relatively low. I guess you were at the right place at the right time.
  13. vince22 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2013
    I'll take that with a grain of salt, every Apple iPad box have NDC barcode that indicates the price of an item, unless the employee skip it and ring up manually.
  14. Rafterman macrumors 68020

    Apr 23, 2010
    Saving $100 is still better than losing $100.
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    What has happened to Apple quality control! This would have never occurred under Jobs!! It's all Tim Cooks fault!!! /sarc

    Seriously... Congrats on your Easter egg. Never mind the naysayers. They are either jealous or lonely.
  16. sjperformance macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Miami 305
    Keep it. Great luck. Now go play the lotto man. You never know...go for it! Nice enjoy
  17. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    Should have been $500 for 32gb all along. You just paid the correct price, everyone else got ripped off.
  18. JoEw macrumors 68000


    Nov 29, 2009
  19. eggersj macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2008
    I'd return it too... As a rule I don't mess with Karma... It's the right thing to do.

    Is your wife's a 32gb also? What do the boxes say?
  20. EnderTW macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Unfortunately. This. But to each their own.
  21. spiralynth macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    Much better than my iPod 5th gen story at Walmart circa 2005. Picked one up around 4AM only to get home and find nothing but a rock and a crumpled paper towel inside.

    Immediately called the store and the manager didn't even seem fazed. He was like "... yup, just bring 'er in, we'll give ya another one ..." Hrm.
  22. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    Lmao I agree.

    No but enjoy what you got! You really got lucky. And don't pay those any mind who try to guilt trip you.
  23. mrsean macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    Do not listen to some of these jealous "sad sacks" here.:p Enjoy your new 32GB Ipad. If someone gets fired for selling you the wrong product it's their own mistake that costs them the job - not yours.
  24. criticalb macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Sounds like the clerk picked up a 32 and a 16, and just scanned the 16 twice.

    I bought a GoPro ($299) at Target a few weeks ago with a bunch of other groceries, and when she totaled it up it was $81. I had a mini debate in my head, then decided to point out her error. Turns out she scanned one of the serial numbers which beeped but didn't tally anything on the register.
  25. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    That's awesome! Wish I had that luck lol...stuck with the 16 but I love it

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