Woman Buys iPad For $200, Finds Out It’s Just A Mirror With Duct Tape On The Back

Woman Buys iPad For $200, Finds Out It’s Just A Mirror With Duct Tape On The Back

Anytime you think you’re scoring a super hot deal on Apple’s latest amazing device, you really should make sure everything’s 100% legit before forking over $200 to some shady dude at a gas station. That’s the lesson Jalonta Freeman learned when she found out the “$800 iPad” she purchased was really just a mirror.

Freeman was fueling her car at a gas station when a man pulled up beside her saying he had a bunch of gadgets he was selling for cheap. Thinking it would make a great Christmas present, Jalonta decided to purchase the man’s “brand new” iPad that he claimed was worth $800. He sold it to Freeman for $200 and quickly drove away.

Once Freeman opened the package she discovered her iPad was really just a mirror that had been duck-taped in the back and stenciled with an Apple logo. She says she felt stupid and that it felt like she had just been robbed, which she kind of was, but she learned a valuable lesson that you should always make sure you know exactly what you’re purchasing from anyone selling second-hand tech goods.

You can watch video of Jalonta Freeman recounting her expereince right here.

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  • Arron Hunt

    That’s what you get for being an idiot.

  • lwdesign1

    I have no sympathy for this woman. She’s willing to “save” $600 of dollars on an iPad that should cost $800, and she has no problem buying it from a stranger where, even if it actually WAS an iPad, it would most likely be stolen. iPads don’t magically appear for ridiculously low prices unless they’re either stolen or a scam of some kind. Part of the equation of this scam is that the buyer has to be somewhat criminal him/herself by being willing to purchase stolen goods to get the “good deal” from a shady character at a gas station. If this woman had a sense of ethics that it wasn’t OK to buy stolen goods, the sale would never have occurred in the first place.

  • SkolVikes88

    Yup, ROFLMAO. Shoulda used that money at Mickey-D’s.

  • extra_medium

    How often do you find someone with $200 cash on them willing to buy something like that? He must have been driving around all week for that big score.

  • bullshitconsult

    If it sounds or looks to good to be true, it probably is. Greed.

  • TylerHoj

    Wait, so she had to learn that lesson in the first place? Oh, you have candy in the back of your car Mr.Stranger? Can I has some!?

  • Nick Papageorge

    Ignorance and greed. Thinking you can get something for a price that’s too good, a price that would technically screw over the other person selling it is what drives these sorts of moronic situational. she was just too worried and took rushed to just take what was an impossibly perfect situation before it was lost.

    It would have taken 20 seconds to check this, so there should be no sympathy here, sadly.

  • Flu Guy

    I am glad there are people like this in the world… it makes the rest of us look pretty good – eh?

  • ericschultheiss

    Obviously she doesn’t watch the news. This happened last year too, but with a plank of wood.

  • iSteve

    What an idiot she is!

  • ScottWPam

    Hey lady, wanna buy a bridge?

  • robert_walter

    She didn’t get what she paid for, but she definitely got what she deserved. Greedy woman.

  • brandon grendel

    Something should tell you not to buy an iPad at a GAS STATION! WTF? woman.. wow. If you want to save a buck, take a risk on eBay.

  • cultofmacdaddy

    C’mon guys, give her a break. You never did anything stupid? Oh, by the way, I have some iPad Minies I’m selling for $100 bucks. Just send me the cash and I will deliver free of charge.

  • jmiah28

    Not to mention that an Apple product wouldn’t be caught dead in a ditch with bubble wrap!

  • MrsCleaver

    Yeah, buying anything in a parking lot is kinda… idiotic. But hey, at least she had the ‘sense’ to attempt to buy a iPad. It seems like something an Android buyer might do.

  • rwmcgrann

    As Canada Bill Jones once said, “It’s immoral to let a sucker keep his money.”

  • Moondance

    Author of the story needs to learn to spell. Since there is no such thing as duck-tape. It’s DUCT TAPE.

  • Flshinpan

    I’m sure you can get cheaper fake mirror iPads online. Next time she should look there first to save some money.

  • Flshinpan

    I’m sure you can get cheaper fake mirror iPads online. Next time she should look there first to save some money.

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