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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. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      never trust anybody who approaches you to sell you something
    1. urkel782's Avatar
      urkel782 -
      They deserve to get ripped off!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by urkel782 View Post
      They deserve to get ripped off!
      no they don't, you could have been the person in that petrol station where the thought of getting a great deal overwhelms your instincts

      and people that pray on other people like that, need to be taught respect for other
    1. Bassvictim's Avatar
      Bassvictim -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Erm, how is the subject of the story a bigot please?
      They weren't referring to the subject of the story - they were referring to the ******* that insulted Americans.
    1. Ozzie5374's Avatar
      Ozzie5374 -
      Quote Originally Posted by urkel782 View Post
      They deserve to get ripped off!
      You're an idiot!
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      no they don't, you could have been the person in that petrol station where the thought of getting a great deal overwhelms your instincts

      and people that pray on other people like that, need to be taught respect for other
      I live In Dallas, FYI that is the hood, she is ghetto, and she thought that she was going to be buying stolen merch because no one sells and iPad in the box for $200 unless it's hot, so with all those facts She Does Deserve This!!! She tried to buy something she thought was stolen for a cheap price, so she is the one that needs to be taught respect, and their is no better way than being scammed! Just my very humble opinion ... lol
    1. Ozzie5374's Avatar
      Ozzie5374 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      i live in dallas, fyi that is the hood, she is ghetto, and she thought that she was going to be buying stolen merch because no one sells and ipad in the box for $200 unless it's hot, so with all those facts she does deserve this!!! She tried to buy something she thought was stolen for a cheap price, so she is the one that needs to be taught respect, and their is no better way than being scammed! Just my very humble opinion ... Lol
      merry christmas, soldoutluck.
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Merry Christmas Ozzie!
      <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MF6wNOi5QEc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Just my very humble opinion ...
      not!!!!

      it's not good to judge somebody without meeting them, so whether or not she was expecting to buy stolen goods or not I must assume she was just hoping it was a great deal
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alluziion View Post
      Americans... =.=
      Brits.
    1. plok's Avatar
      plok -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      In the video she is wearing spectacles WITHOUT ANY LENSES!!! If you needed any more proof she is a total idiot.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Americans...Brits...sure they're all the same anywho. i.e. Stupid people exist in every country.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      and so do rip-off merchants
    1. twitchee3's Avatar
      twitchee3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmuflym View Post
      She also voted for OBAMA.
      i think you mean 'she voted' ;-)
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
      Erm, how is the subject of the story a bigot please?
      Erm, uh, pay attention to where I place the commas. But to spell it out, the subject of the story isn't a bigot, she's just an idiot.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alluziion View Post
      Americans... =.=
      Texans, to be precise.

      Quote Originally Posted by fixmuflym View Post
      She also voted for OBAMA.
      She also lives in a state with Rick Perry as governor.

      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      I feel bad for the woman and am angry that people pull this kind of crap on innocent people...
      This woman and your friend are hardly innocent. They almost certainly expect them to be stolen, given the price and place being offered, but that's someone else's problem, yo! And the woman in the article then whined to the local TV station just to get her 15 seconds of fame. No different than the losers on Jerry Springer.
    1. wlrm84's Avatar
      wlrm84 -
      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.
      Maybe you should learn to read between the lines. Obviously they are sarcastically referring to the recent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TechnoUniversity View Post
      Always check the item before handing over the money. ALWAYS!!
      Or how about just never buy items from people that walk up to you randomly selling. Even more so at gas stations.
    1. rcm's Avatar
      rcm -
      Normaly I would feel bad for a person that was the victim of fraud, BUT THIS WOMAN HAS GOT TO BE THE BIGGEST IDIOT IN THE UNIVERSE.