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  • Woman Pays $200 for an iPad That Ends Up Being a Mirror with some Duct Tape


    Many people are always on the lookout for any savings they can get when it comes to buying high priced items. Apple products are no exception here but one thing to keep in mind is to make sure you’re getting what you paid for. When Jelonta Freeman was approached in a gas station parking lot by a stranger offering to sell her a $200 iPad, she jumped at the opportunity. She thought the offer was “too good to be true” as the Texas woman handed over $200 cash to the man. When paying for the device, she was told the iPad was worth $800 and that he was giving her an excellent deal.

    Once the stranger received the money, he quickly drove off and left Jelonta and her sister to open and fiddle around with their new purchase. Little did they both know that upon opening the packaging, they weren’t greeted with the tablet they had expected, instead what they ended up paying for was a mirror covered with duct tape.

    Aside from a brief moment of silence for stupidity, all we can do is give blatantly obvious advice suggesting the use of logic and common sense when it comes to purchasing items, especially when they are items worth several hundred dollars. Furthermore, the credibility of someone selling you something in the gas station parking lot isn’t exactly high, so that is something you may want to skip considering all together.

    Source: Huffington Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Woman Pays $200 for an iPad That Ends Up Being a Mirror with some Duct Tape started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 79 Comments
    1. Alluziion's Avatar
      Alluziion -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jokadaking View Post
      So what r u trying to say
      Just a light-hearted joke at all the people here who constantly insult us Brits; no hard feelings.
    1. i pimping's Avatar
      i pimping -
      only in the usa
    1. MOLUV's Avatar
      MOLUV -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spazmonic View Post
      She can't even break it for she will get more bad luck.
      +1

      All I can say to that is what a dumb @$$,, Who in their right mind would not make sure it works before shelling out all that money.. hahahaha
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      I feel bad for the woman and am angry that people pull this kind of crap on innocent people, but at the same time I'm just in disbelief that people don't check before buying. If you're not buying online where you actually have a chance of getting your money back, you should never buy something that you can't open the box to check.

      My friend, as bad as I feel for him, did something similar and literally paid for the consequences. He got a long lecture from me. Some guy told him hey I'm selling these 2010 Macbooks (it was 2010 at the time) for $400, great deal, you can resell them for at least $800. I told him don't buy them (he bought 2 of them) when he called to ask me. The price is too low for a Macbook "brand new in box." He of course doesn't listen to me bc the guy showed him an actual 2010 Macbook when opening one of the boxes. Yeah he gave my friend 2 "sealed" boxes and told him he couldn't open them bc they're sealed so he can't check before paying. I find out later my friend doesn't know the meaning of "sealed" bc they were just bubble wrapped. They weren't SEALED. I was so pissed off.

      Yeah I'm sure you wanna know what happened lol. He ended up opening the boxes when the guy drove off and was never to be seen again and inside the new 2010 Macbook boxes were a 2000 and 2001 iBook which were in decent shape but aren't worth more than $150. He lost hundreds of dollars from that. I only had one thing to tell him...I warned you.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Clearly you didn't bother to read the story. Maybe MMI should sue someone because you are confused between headlines and story content? You are as bad as 99% of buyers on Craigslist.
      You seem to be confused by sarcasm. Who do we sue for that?
    1. Jason King's Avatar
      Jason King -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Clearly you didn't bother to read the story. Maybe MMI should sue someone because you are confused between headlines and story content? You are as bad as 99% of buyers on Craigslist.
      OK, Sheldon Cooper.
    1. Assassination's Avatar
      Assassination -
      Haha this is hilarious!!!!
    1. onnob's Avatar
      onnob -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alluziion View Post
      Americans... =.=
      Quote Originally Posted by Jokadaking View Post
      So what r u trying to say
      Does Alluziion have to spell it out for you, Jokadaking? BTW: Can I perhaps sell you a nice iPad for cheap? Maybe about $200...? I also have the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge available, just in case...
    1. c14rlf's Avatar
      c14rlf -
      oh well, its about as good as an ipad anyway
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      The front facing camera is amazing, so clear! Seriously though, who wouldn't try it out first? Especially an electronic device. Oh well, at least they didn't get beat up or shot too. There have been many reports of people who answer CL ads and get robbed & beat up.
      As they say... buyer beware!
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Stupid dumb woman! Then she had the cheek to put on real3d glasses without the lens to try and look clever hahahahahaaaaa. What did Obama say "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" :S
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
      You're as ignorant, as well as being a bigot, as the person this story is about.
      I fully agree with you cause this happens in the uk! Guys will come to u with a laptop box and open it and show you the laptop they are selling and then take you to their car where they sell you a sealed box that only has bottles of water in it! Just sad people will do anything for a bargain!

      Quote Originally Posted by Jason King View Post
      OK, Sheldon Cooper.
      Lol +1
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      200 dollar vanity mirror!!!!!!! Lol!! pwnd!!!!!!
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      does the iMirror come in 64gb?
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Haha anyone else notice her hidden flip off in the pic?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Clearly you didn't bother to read the story. Maybe MMI should sue someone because you are confused between headlines and story content? You are as bad as 99% of buyers on Craigslist.
      Dude he was being sarcastic lol. Wow. So clearly you don't have a sense of humor
    1. clack11's Avatar
      clack11 -
      Lmfao!!!!!!
    1. fixmuflym's Avatar
      fixmuflym -
      She also voted for OBAMA.
    1. JSkywalker217's Avatar
      JSkywalker217 -
      What a liberal idiot! First thing you should do is check the item. Ha, matter of fact, if someone at a gas station is trying to sell you an $800 ipad for $200 is jerking you. She is the dumbass that went with it. I give the guy props that sold it, took the balls to create an ipad out of glass and duct tape and hoping that the idiot consumer doesnt open it. Just amazes me how many of these idiots we have in this country.
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmuflym View Post
      She also voted for OBAMA.
      HAHAHAHAHA! That was fantastic!
      +100,000,000,000