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There are apples, the fruit, and Apple iPhones, and usually it

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poor dumb thing.    i bet she learned her lesson.   

 

i got ripped off buying stuff in person without proper checking when i was her age too.

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I am always confused how this happens...

 

I mean I wouldn't dare give the person anything before I have not only opened the box, but verified that the phone was working and not reported stolen anywhere.

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Now I know how to pay for my new iPad --- sell the box, with apples inside. :shifty:

 

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This is one of the reasons why I like ebay's policy.
It's not foolproof, but this day and age, nothing is.
I do feel sorry for her though,

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Must be a strange shape of apple to fit inside an iphone box.

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The first thing I'd do is actually check the iPhones. I mean even if there are actually phones in the box they might be damaged etc.

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Must be a strange shape of apple to fit inside an iphone box.

You slice the apple in half. :p

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The first thing I'd do is actually check the iPhones. I mean even if there are actually phones in the box they might be damaged etc.

 this how dumb you have to be not to check and item inside when doing this type of transaction.

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 this how dumb you have to be not to check and item inside when doing this type of transaction.

No kidding, not to mention the amount she was paying for them. I typically don't hand over the money for something I'm buying second-hand until I've looked over the product and verified it is what I want to pay money for. Giving her $1,200, grabbing the two boxes then walking off was 100% stupidity.

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^ Even worse -- doing business at McDonald's. :p

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this sort of scam is more common than you might think. if you are buying anything off of someone that is boxed, even if its sealed, look in the box before parting with any cash. you might be surprised by a box that feels like a phone or laptop and open it to find some bottles of water.

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I love Gumtree, it's owned by eBay, but you can't trust everyone.  It's not like eBay where you have protections in place, it's only a classifieds website.

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^ I guess you could say, using Gumtree, she got stuck :p

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This is one of the reasons why I like ebay's policy.
It's not foolproof, but this day and age, nothing is.
I do feel sorry for her though,

Why feel sorry for her?it was her mistake for not checking the contents before paying. a smart person would of done that, but she was obviously not smart. true not everyone is.

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Why feel sorry for her?it was her mistake for not checking the contents before paying. a smart person would of done that, but she was obviously not smart. true not everyone is.

I was trying not to appear as a sarcastic, smug as*hole

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well, think of the positive side....at least she won't have to deal with a doctor for at least two days.

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Not sure if I feel sorry for the lady or night.  I find the story hilarious tho.

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If it sounds like a deal that is too good to true, it probably is. 

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LOL what a stupid bitch!

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