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#16 dead.cell

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:45

Presumably the best way to avoid a problem is to buy it direct from Apple.


Or a better retailer. Wasn't there a vid of Walmart employees just throwing iPads? I'd never buy electronics at Walmart...


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:47

Just another reason not to buy electronics at Walmart.

Or rather just another reason to not buy Apple crap since with other products that do the same thing people don't care enough to try scam the retailer out of the price of the device.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:47

Or a better retailer. Wasn't there a vid of Walmart employees just throwing iPads? I'd never buy electronics at Walmart...


^ The HDTV I bought there went fubar after 33 days.

Got my money refunded, with no problem.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:50

So how is this fraud happening? Retail chains aren't saying. But the prevailing theory begins with a scam artist buying an iPad, replacing it with something of similar size and weight and then repackaging the box so it looks ready for the sales floor once again. Then the person returns the box for a refund. Other speculation has focused on unscrupulous store employees raiding storerooms to make similar swaps.


Having worked retail, this happens quite frequently. Then, when you ask them about it, of course the consumer says it wasn't them... :pinch: