Cheap iPad Air turns out to be piece of tin with Apple sticker


Get one of these bad boys, and then some free gift card money to boot!
This is what a real iPad Air 2 looks like. Needless to say, this isn't what was being sold.
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A video has gone viral online showing a man complaining after ordering a cheap iPad Air 2 online for $100 — only to discover that it is actually an overpriced piece of tin, complete with a printed iPad home screen on the front, and Apple sticker on the reverse.

What is it that they say about offers which appear too good to be true? You can check out the video below.

Surprise! $80 iPad lacks key features (like, all of them)


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This is what happens when you pay $80 for an iPad in a parking lot.
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Do you know the difference between a tablet and a tile? If so, then there’s a good chance that you wouldn’t be the target of a scammer in Victorville, California, who this week duped an unsuspecting woman out of $80 by selling her what she thought to be an iPad mini 3.

In the worst plot twist this side of a modern M. Night Shyamalan movie, the “iPad” turned out not to be an iPad at all, but rather a piece of tile in an iPad box.

Scam victim finds the ‘s’ in iPhone 6s stands for ‘sugar’


Not a particularly sweet discovery.
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What kind of person hands over $750 for two new iPhone 6s handsets from a person they’ve just met on the street?

Apparently the kind of person who’s then surprised that the bag supposedly carrying his new iPhones instead contains a large amount of sugar, that’s who!

Florida man allegedly scammed Apple Stores out of $309,768 in products


Apple is heading toward a $1 trillion market cap. Photo: Pierre Marcel/Flickr CC
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Most Apple Store thieves we’ve seen prefer to go with the classic smash and grab technique, but according to federal court charges, one fraudster in Florida broke his Apple heist into 42 separate scams by using a simple but major flaw in Apple’s credit card processing system to plunder $309,768 worth of products from Apple’s retail locations.