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#1 Hum

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:16

Jalonta Freeman of Arlington, Texas was approached by a stranger at a gas station, selling what he claimed to be a brand new $800 iPad, for just $200. :huh:

Freeman and her family did not want to miss out on an offer they thought seemed great, so they gave him cash for the tablet, and the man quickly drove away.

When the package was finally opened, the Freeman family discovered the elaborately wrapped "iPad" was actually just a mirror about the size of a tablet.

Freeman said she felt stupid, but learned a valuable lesson, and offered this advice, "Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody."

An Arlington police spokesperson said that crimes of this kind always increase leading up to Christmas.

Last year, incidents similar to this were reported in several states.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:19

Yet another gullible person who falls into the trap of meeting some random person on the street, expecting to get a "deal", and instead is getting screwed.

Honestly, people are stupid. :laugh:

#3 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:19

Why didn't she ask to use it and make sure everyhing was OK?

"Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody."


That grammer tells you how smart she is...

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:21

Wow, I think there was so much stupidity in that article that it just sprayed all over me. The dumb woman thought she'd get a good deal by buying stolen merchandise from a scumbag. She got what she deserved!

"Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody."
Sound advice from an educated person. No "ignunce" here!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:34

Still better than getting an actual iPad.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:37

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:40

I wouldn't buy the iPad without actually seeing it, even from Wal-Mart, let alone from some ding-a-ling on the street. :laugh:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:45

I wouldn't buy the iPad without actually seeing it, even from Wal-Mart, let alone from some ding-a-ling on the street. :laugh:


Wait, what? Retail stores aren't going to open it for you. Also, if you use that logic, you never buy anything online, right?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:51

Why are scammers successful?

Because people are morons.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 21:58

When are people going to learn :cry:

http://www.cultofmac...pe-on-the-back/

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:08

Old news. Same thing with people buying TVs and getting wood or whatever.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:24

I can't say I really feel sorry for her. If a guy is selling something like an iPad out of his car it's going to be 1 of 4 things.

1) stolen
2) broken
3) stolen and broken
4) not an actual ipad

Maybe she'll see it as lesson learned instead of thinking she's actually a victim of a crime that never really took place. I doubt it though.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 22:46

I can't say I really feel sorry for her. If a guy is selling something like an iPad out of his car it's going to be 1 of 4 things.

1) stolen
2) broken
3) stolen and broken
4) not an actual ipad

Maybe she'll see it as lesson learned instead of thinking she's actually a victim of a crime that never really took place. I doubt it though.


You forgot
(5) A chinese knockoff

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 23:23

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:24

Someone that dumb deserves to lose their money.