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12-02-2010, 01:41 PM #41
Hahaha Maybe the guy made the purchase on Tepito Mexico, it happend all the time thereCommon Sense Its Not So Common
12-02-2010, 01:56 PM #42
No one think is kid has done it lol he did give it to him & I'm sorry but when he said it wouldn't turn on I burst out laughting, everyone knows how to turn them on and the fact the screen looks turned one should have been a big hint.
His kid has swapped it, probably to give one to his pal or sell it.
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12-02-2010, 02:02 PM #43
I can't trust his integrity on the matter. The "victim" seems so odd. If indeed his son "threw the iPad against the wall in frustration" why the hell is he gonna try and return a faulty iPad after admitting negligence? If I was Best Buy, I'd claim it was broken when he stated that; but you can't destroy a display model....that won't turn on with no internal hardware.
And the guy is dumb. His son is dumb. The news is dumb. The thing won't turn on. No ****! Flags should've popped up immediately when he opened the box and the display was showing stuff other than a black screen. They shouldn't be whining that "it won't turn on." They should be whining that it was a fake device/display model.
Another thing that irks me is he went to more than one Best Buy in another state to try and return the product. He should've kept a log of what store, what employee(s), and what was dialogued.
He knows he's going to win because big retail hates bad publicity and they'll eventually give him what he wants unless they can prove he's a lying thief.
12-02-2010, 02:04 PM #44
12-02-2010, 02:11 PM #45
Everyone let's get a group of 10 people. All buy ipads and replace it with a non-working demo and then return it. The stores will believe we're not trying to scam them if we get a good amount of people involved.
Everything no matter how big, small, or complexed can be circumvented or scammed.
Just because this happened to 5-6 other people doesn't mean it's Best Buy's fault. This could be a group/scam effort. Highly unlikely, but still.
12-02-2010, 02:22 PM #46
12-02-2010, 02:30 PM #47
In the 80's, a friend of mine bought and returned both a Commodore Amiga and an Atari ST after gutting them and replacing the guts with plywood and powersupplies with bricks. Seemed funny when I was in my teens, but not so much later.
12-02-2010, 02:40 PM #48
Did they ever rescue this guys kid from that silver air balloon???
12-02-2010, 02:41 PM #49
Ok yea maybe get his iPad returned but a free one, come on don't be greedy sirYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
12-02-2010, 02:47 PM #50
I think he's either scamming with a fake or the BB employees are, to have multiple problems like that just doesn't happen.
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12-02-2010, 02:54 PM #51
It could be a big scam.
I work at geek squad anyways. we have to do funcitonality checks whenever people return things, and I dont even think we sell open box ipads they all get sent back to the manufacturer.
Anyways, heres what im thinking
Guy in the story has 4 friends who all buy ipads at different times. All of them replace it with dummies and go in on different days and then they all end up getting free ipads. simple.
And this couldnt have been internal if it was brand new. Theres plastic wrap all over the ipad so unless you have access to a machine that will re-wrap the ipad in the store then you're golden.
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12-02-2010, 02:58 PM #52
I almost believed the guy until the end when he started demanding that best buy should both refund his money and give him an ipad for free.
at that point the guy becomes a scammer IMHO
12-02-2010, 03:18 PM #53
He was the issue....probably sent different people with his fakepad , scam artist
12-02-2010, 03:20 PM #54
Arent those demo fake ones usually obviously fake? I mean arent they usually just a sticker on a piece of plastic?
Would you really need an employee at Geek Squad to tell you your touching a sticker?
If this guy truly was screwed over in this instance, I would think a functioning Ipad, and a $50 gift card would be appropriate. A full refund and a new Ipad, seems a bit excessive to me. Im not the biggest Best Buy fan, but this guy is asking for a bit too much, assuming he is not the scammer here.
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12-02-2010, 03:29 PM #55Name? whereswaldo
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12-02-2010, 04:09 PM #56
Are you serious?? He is scamming BestBuy obviously. You can get one of these fake ipads on ebay for just under 30 dollars. And do you seriously think Apple is packaging fake ipads and sending them to retailers? What a fake.
12-02-2010, 04:35 PM #57
lol somewhat reminds me of last weeks chuck!
Nerd Herd selling the 7G phones... if someone can think it, it can happen.
12-02-2010, 04:39 PM #58
12-02-2010, 04:40 PM #59
It's not a scam you dumb asses...
It's very easy to open a product and then reseal it again with shrink-wrap. Especially at Best Buy; since they have all that stuff there to reseal.
I'd put my money on an employee opening the box(s) and putting the fakes in there. Not hard to do; and not the first time that Best Buy has had inside jobs on Apple products.
12-02-2010, 04:49 PM #60