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    Woman who bought iPad for $200 from Texas swindler finds out she was conned into buying a mirror

    Jalonta Freeman paid $200 for the phony tablet in gas station parking lot, falling prey to a scheme that experts say tends to pick up around the holidays.


    By Charlie Wells / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:58 PM
    A Texas woman is seeing red after buying an iPad that turned out to be a mirror.

    Jalonta Freeman paid $200 for the phony tablet in a scheme experts say tends to pick up around the holidays.

    It all started when a stranger approached the women in the parking lot of an Arlington gas station, offering iPads and laptops at steep discounts. He told Freeman he would be willing to sell her an $800 iPad at a fourth the retail price.

    Thinking the offer was too good to pass up — especially with the holidays right around the corner — Freeman handed over the cash and the guy drove off.

    From behind, it looks like an iPad, but ...
    She wasn’t pleased with what she found inside the box.

    "I just started cussing," Freeman told a local television station. "I was upset. Anybody would be upset if you found out you just got scammed, you know what I'm saying? You just lost $200."

    The faux iPad looked sort of like the real thing from the back, with an Apple logo and everything. Covering the reflective front, labels with prices made for a fairly good disguise.

    Still, the bright, shiny surface Freeman found when she unwrapped the packaging just couldn’t compare to a Retina display.

    Once unwrapped, the counterfeit Apple product turns out to be just a piece of reflective glass.
    "That's so messed up," Freeman, who admitted to feeling pretty stupid, said. "That's so wrong. I would never do anybody like that. Get a job."

    The woman contacted local police but without a license plate number, she admits there isn’t much hope.

    And she says she’s learned a good lesson: Never to buy from street vendors.

    Off the black market, new iPads start at $399 for WiFi-only models. The new Retina display model with cellular connectivity, available later this year, will definitely cost more than $200.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz2C1834Aoo
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    Gotta give the photographer props. Is there a Pulitzer prize for photo-journalism?








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    Is that the real photo of the dope who bought the bogus iPad? If so, LMFAO at the dunce who would believe that was a true electronic device.

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    It looks as if the scammer taped a picture of an Apple screen over the mirror.

    I would say no one is stupid to fall for that . . . but I'd be wrong.

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    Why on earth would should report it?

    $200 is not worth admitting you are a idiot.



    P.S. Is it me or do her glasses look like they don't have lenses?

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    Check out the quality of the front facing camera....

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    Only in America.

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    isn't Whitney Houston dead?


    wlf would she need an iPad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post

    P.S. Is it me or do her glasses look like they don't have lenses?

    Must be a Curernt Fashion. Better ask Bushy.

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    $200 for a good life lesson? That's pretty cheap, me thinks.

    I got that lesson a way long time ago trying to scalp tickets for Duke/St. Johns outside the Garden. My cousin and I bought seats at way below face value in a way better location than we had any right to be in. The tickets might as well have been drawn with a crayon. The ticket taker (in his puke green jacket) literally laughed at us - they weren't even close.

    We didn't go to the police - we went to the Molly Wee and watched the game there, drowned our disappointment in beer and resolved not to tell anyone of what big fools we were. Now, Section 26 is a long standing inside joke with us.

    A mirror? Seriously? It actually works perfectly because you can see the look on your own face when the realization comes that you're dumber than a hippo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Is that the real photo of the dope who bought the bogus iPad?

    Yes. One shot, capturing the spirit of the whole event. Brilliance.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post

    P.S. Is it me or do her glasses look like they don't have lenses?
    No lenses. SHe bought those from a guy in the parking lot of Walmart. Thats why she dint see the mirror.


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    She must be a Jets fan.


    Unwrapped the nice wrapper, only to find a turd inside.

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    Kinda like when Woody sold high priced PSL's to fans that believed Jets tickets were worth the price of gold!

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    Is that electrical tape?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    Is that electrical tape?
    It's best suited for use on electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    Must be a Curernt Fashion. Better ask Bushy.
    excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big L View Post
    She must be a Jets fan.


    Unwrapped the nice wrapper, only to find a turd inside.
    To the ill-conceived, it's all believed.

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    She MUST be somehow related to Mike Tannenbaum. Very similar to the receiving end of his trades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcat View Post
    She MUST be somehow related to Mike Tannenbaum. Very similar to the receiving end of his trades.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    Is that electrical tape?
    Yeah, you'd be surprised - Apple now wraps its devices in electrical tape. Very cost effective. Not her fault - its very realistic.

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    Jalonta....lolz sounds like a new product at Starbucks...

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