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14 Nov 2012 07:57 PM   |   14354 clicks   |   CBS Miami
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Ed Finnerty     
FTFA: The fake iPad has a charging port, but no charging strip. The buttons don't work. The machine doesn't turn on, and Pereda showed us what appeared to be a fishing sinker wrapped in white tape placed where the charger should have been.

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14 Nov 2012 05:30 PM
CraicBaby     
These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

14 Nov 2012 06:13 PM
TheBeastOfYuccaFlats    [TotalFark]  
That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.

14 Nov 2012 06:33 PM
Ed Finnerty     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


Maybe it was one of the ones those guys in the warehouse were throwing around.

14 Nov 2012 06:43 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  
It's a Wal-mart problem, and it's not limited to iPads. My local Wal-mart is so resolutely shiatty, and with such untrustworthy employees, that buying even a $5 DVD or Blu-Ray is a crapshoot as to whether or not you'll actually get the product you wanted. Here's the scam:

An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

There are controls in place to avoid these kinds of shennanigans, especially for high ticket items, so I'd bet there's an employee on the inside validating these returns.

14 Nov 2012 07:09 PM
Elzar     
Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.

14 Nov 2012 07:13 PM
Tr0mBoNe    [TotalFark]  
I'll add iPad to my list of things not to buy at walmart.

Socks are generally safe.

14 Nov 2012 07:36 PM
Indubitably     
I played with one briefly.

P.S. I'm still waiting for my free gear, man.

14 Nov 2012 07:59 PM
mootmah    [TotalFark]  
step 1: buy fake iPad on the street
step 2: buy real iPad at Wal-Mart
step 3: return fake iPad to Wal-Mart
step 4: profit

14 Nov 2012 08:01 PM
GORDON     

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

14 Nov 2012 08:01 PM
Loren     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


I rather suspect it's an inside job rather than poor return checking.

Lsherm: There are controls in place to avoid these kinds of shennanigans, especially for high ticket items, so I'd bet there's an employee on the inside validating these returns.


The bad ones I've gotten from Fry's (an old product in the box, not empties or fakes) have all lacked the normal return stickers they should have. Thus I don't think it's an employee validating the returns, but rather employees simply swapping out the stuff and putting it back *WITHOUT* going through the return procedure at all.

14 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
skinink    [TotalFark]  

"Pereda's father-in-law bought the $480 white iPad as a gift for his wife's birthday, but when she opened it, they say they knew something was wrong. First of all, it wasn't white."


The KKK took my iPad away. They took it away, away from meeeeeeeeee...


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14 Nov 2012 08:03 PM
Faps_in_the_kitchen     

Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.


Especially when there is little, or no price difference between sellers.

14 Nov 2012 08:13 PM
Shadyman     

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


This is true.

14 Nov 2012 08:14 PM
andyofne    [TotalFark]  

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?

14 Nov 2012 08:17 PM
buckler     
i-P-P-P-ad!

14 Nov 2012 08:18 PM
andyofne    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.


And you stupidly kept buying them there?

14 Nov 2012 08:19 PM
KrispyKritter     

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?


you telling me Ford doesn't sell a Wal-Mart F150? dammit!!!!

14 Nov 2012 08:20 PM
Vegemite     

Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.


This.

14 Nov 2012 08:21 PM
RussianPooper    [TotalFark]  
WALMART IS
A THIEF
WALMART STOLE
FROM ME

14 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
Bender The Offender     

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


Yes, Walmart is now a "dude selling things out of hi truck", farking moron.

14 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
Brother Head     

GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?


andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?


You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

14 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
bmr68     
The old fake stereo speaker, LCD TV oven door scam(s) updated for a new generation of suckers.

14 Nov 2012 08:26 PM
Indubitably     

RussianPooper: WALMART IS
A THIEF
WALMART STOLE
FROM ME


Wal-Mart legitimizes low prices at the expense of local business and logical wages.

I beg to differ.

I give Wal-Mart NO money.

Word.

14 Nov 2012 08:27 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?


I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

14 Nov 2012 08:28 PM
gaspode     
Any store selling returns as new is a scammer anyway. Don't care about their problems, if they sold it to someone and it left the store it is NOT NEW>

14 Nov 2012 08:31 PM
Indubitably     

Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.


That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

14 Nov 2012 08:32 PM
andyofne    [TotalFark]  

Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?


There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)

14 Nov 2012 08:34 PM
Indubitably     

andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)


:)\
\*target acquired*

14 Nov 2012 08:36 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)

:)\
\*target acquired*


\\*whup* *whup* *whup*

14 Nov 2012 08:37 PM
Indubitably     

Indubitably: Indubitably: andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)

:)\
\*target acquired*

\\*whup* *whup* *whup*


\\\*zzzhhhooooommm*

14 Nov 2012 08:38 PM
Brother Head     

andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)


This is true. I just found it funny.

8)

14 Nov 2012 08:38 PM
Jument     
Pereda says he spent all night and all day trying to get some help from Walmart, but he says he didn't hear back from the corporate office.

What? Why didn't he just go back to the store to the customer service desk? Wouldn't they resolve this inside of 60 seconds (plus time standing in line)?

14 Nov 2012 08:41 PM
T.rex     
Despite its fakeness, it could still play Flash.

14 Nov 2012 08:42 PM
Mrtraveler01     
What are you talking about. Bricks are the latest and greatest thing out on the market right now.

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/it's fun

14 Nov 2012 08:49 PM
Indubitably     

T.rex: Despite its fakeness, it could still play Flash.


"Hi. I make labels daily. I am proud."

Pride b4 a fall, man.

14 Nov 2012 08:49 PM
burncheese     
Did he pick this up right next to the AOL starter kit?

14 Nov 2012 08:54 PM
Indubitably     

burncheese: Did he pick this up right next to the AOL starter kit?


No, just facts, ma'am.

14 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
grimlock1972     
most big box stores don't pay their employees enough to make them want to give a shiat on returns.

14 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
Indubitably     

grimlock1972: most big box stores don't pay their employees enough to make them want to give a shiat on returns.


Indeed.

14 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
Manfred J. Hattan     

Shadyman: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.

This is true.


It's true of many things. Some manufacturers are unwilling to debase their products to ship a few more units to Wal*Mart. Apple, for all their other sins, is among that group that won't compromise their product.

14 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
spawn73    [TotalFark]  
"It's pretty hard to believe you're going to Walmart it's known worldwide,"

What is he trying to say. That he can't believe he went to Walmart despite Walmart being known worldwide?

14 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
Indubitably     

Manfred J. Hattan: Shadyman: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.

This is true.

It's true of many things. Some manufacturers are unwilling to debase their products to ship a few more units to Wal*Mart. Apple, for all their other sins, is among that group that won't compromise their product.


Seen China much?

14 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
Indubitably     
My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.

14 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
Jument     

Indubitably: My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.


They liked Cleveland Steamers?

14 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

Jument: Wouldn't they resolve this inside of 60 seconds (plus time standing in line)?


Before the line gets longer after next Friday.
Yeah, It'll be black.

14 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
zamboni    [TotalFark]  
1. Buy iPad at Wal-Mart
2. Remove iPad and insert fake.
3. Try to return to Wal-Mart
4. Get caught, then claim that's what was sold to you.
5. Go to press.
6. PROFIT!

/a coupla extra steps but... PROFIT!

14 Nov 2012 09:17 PM
Indubitably     

Jument: Indubitably: My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.

They liked Cleveland Steamers?


Nope.

BrownFalls.

14 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
SuperDuper28     
Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process

14 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
derpy     

Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.


what's a DVD?

14 Nov 2012 09:27 PM
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