Fake iPad 2s made of clay sold at Canadian stores

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jlai, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. jlai

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  2. Louis

    Louis Tinami 2012

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    I've stopped using eBay because of similar scams.

    A buyer can claim your item is not as advertised, mail you back a bag of rocks with the same weight, and get a "free" item. As long as he has proof of delivery, you're stuck.
     
  3. Buzz

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    hehehehehe If/when I buy an iPad it will be from the Apple store and no where else. LOL
     
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    They need to reinstitute feedback for buyers. We've been selling stuff lately, and I'm shocked at how crappily the buyers behave.

    Replacing an Ipad with a clay tablet, however, does give me a good chuckle. (The bookapocalypse is coming!)
     
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    Poor Sandhu, always the unlucky one. :(
     
  6. Buzz

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    It's not just the level of dishonesty in people. It's the level of dishonesty of the stores that they don't even bother to check the packages before they re-sell them. This sort of mercenary behaviour is why I refuse to even set foot in Future Shop or Best Buy.
     
  8. cruisin

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    ^^ Yeah, unless the perpetrators fired out a way to reseal the shrink wrap packaging, so that it looks unopened, the package should be checked. I can see, however, if the package looks like it was never opened, they might not. I would not purchase an Apple product that had been opened, regardless of whether a previous buyer or a store person opened it. But, I agree with Buzz, I would only buy Apple Products at an Apple store.