X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Buyers Sold Clay Instead of iPads

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

How’d you like to plunk down $500 or more for a brand new iPad 2 to find out that you just bought yourself a box filled with clay? Apparently, at least ten customers were sold bogus boxes containing clay instead of iPads over the holidays from several Canadian electronic stores. The boxes appeared to be sealed iPad 2s, but they just contained slabs of clay instead of tablets.

ipad_clay_scam

The thought is the scammers purchased the iPads and replaced the tablets with a block of clay weighing the same as the iPad. Then they rewrapped the iPad in retail-grade cellophane and returned them to the store. Then the retailers returned the units to the shelves. Most stores log the customer’s ID on large returns, so they would have had to be clever about that to not get caught. Best Buy, Apple and Future Shop are investigating the situation. Hopefully this won’t happen to you. Maybe someday they’ll have to start x-raying high-priced items when they get returned to prevent this.

This wouldn’t be the first (or last) fake iPad scam – a while back, a woman was sold a wooden iPad for the low, low price of $180. However, that bait-and-switch didn’t happen at a legitimate retailer.

[via TechCrunch]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Harp Metal Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit No Small Parts: The Ponceman The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1 95octane logo
X-Wing Fighter Carship Stays on Target First Drive Review: 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Nissan Juke May Lose Some of the Quirk Smart fortwo Rewinds Time with Landau Roof Option mightymega logo
Justice League Footage Unveiled at SDCC Propel Star Wars Battle Quads Quadcopters Mezco Toyz 2016 SDCC One:12 Collective Sneak Peek American Gods Teaser
Advertisement