iPutz: Woman Buys Wooden iPad at McDonald’s

I am not sure what should have tipped off Ashley McDowell in Spartanburg, South Carolina that something was not quite right about the men selling her an iPad. First there was the price: $180. Then there was the location: a McDonald’s parking lot. Then there was the fact that salesmen were selling the iPads and computers out of the trunk of their rimless Impala. She was still surprised, however, to discover that her new iPad was solid wood.

The police are looking for the men but similar scams have been reported in Texas. So, as part of our regular warnings for our bloggers, look out for Apple salesmen in rimless Impalas selling new iPads in McDonald’s parking lots. They may not be what they seem . . . or exactly what they seem.

Source: Padgadget as first seen on Reddit.

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  2. rimless impala?

    why doesn’t she go get her money back. it’s not like the salespeople are going anywhere. unless they used the 180.00 to buy rims. couple of more sales and they can afford some tires.

  3. She really got screwed. I only paid $175 for mine and mine has built-in WiFi and Netflix. Does anyone know how to open the beautiful wooden case?

  4. So Ikea’s made a deal with Apple?

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  5. a. she should have known better.

    b. Like so many scams, it requires a dishonest person. It is obvious that if the seller is really selling legit merchandise that it is stolen. The buyer knows this and buys anyway.

  6. I have only a few left….at these low, low prices how can one refuse….P.T. where are you….

  7. I used to live in a neighborhood that must have had some rough roads as there were often guys selling stuff that had fallen off the truck. This was in the “gawd-fearin” part of the nation so it surprised me that their business was so brisk. My kids would bug me about how could I turn down a deal for a great new TV for only $100 when ours was failing. I don’t think they really got it when I tried to explain. Not only are you encouraging and supporting theft you are opening yourself up to exactly this kind of scam.

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