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Woman Pays $200 For iPad, Receives Mirror Instead

By - Source: CNET | B 94 comments

Wanted to grab a bargain ahead of Christmas.

While at a petrol station filling her car up with gas, a woman was conned into buying a piece of mirror instead of an iPad for $200.

Jalonta Freeman from Arlington, Texas was at a gas station when a man drove up to her and offered an $800 iPad for a just $200. Naturally, the woman jumped on the chance to grab a bargain.

However, she just paid $200 for a piece of mirror instead. Still, wouldn't one have been suspicious if someone offered you such a good deal? The woman didn't check the box to see if an actual iPad was inside, and instead immediately paid the con artist for the device. I wouldn't know a better case for "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" phrase.

"He was, like, OK, I gotta hurry up and go and stuff," she told KXAS-TV. It was when she began to drive away that she decided to open the box much to her disappointment.

The back of of her shiny new mirror looked like an iPad, but the front didn't. A piece of paper, when stripped back, revealed the true content of the box. "That's messed up. That's so wrong," Freeman said. "I would never do anybody like that. Get a job."

I would say fooling someone into giving $200 for a mirror probably is his job and similar jobs are fairly common, actually; a South Carolina woman paid $180 for what she thought was an iPad in a McDonald's parking lot last year -- she received wood instead.


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    olaf , November 25, 2012 6:09 AM
    Am i the only one here who seems to feel a slight hint of karmic Justice in all this ? :D 
  • 30 Hide
    rohitbaran , November 25, 2012 6:09 AM
    Laughable, to say the least.
  • 29 Hide
    LightningStryk17 , November 25, 2012 6:10 AM
    HOW is this tech news? Honestly What a stupid article.
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  • 25 Hide
    notuptome2004 , November 25, 2012 6:05 AM
    This is weeks old maby couple of months old news you guys seem to post news way late
  • 31 Hide
    olaf , November 25, 2012 6:09 AM
    Am i the only one here who seems to feel a slight hint of karmic Justice in all this ? :D 
  • 30 Hide
    rohitbaran , November 25, 2012 6:09 AM
    Laughable, to say the least.
  • 29 Hide
    LightningStryk17 , November 25, 2012 6:10 AM
    HOW is this tech news? Honestly What a stupid article.
  • 24 Hide
    abbadon_34 , November 25, 2012 6:19 AM
    hahhaha as much as i'd love to blame Apple, dumb people will always be dump. What would you expect from "Jalonta", through it sounds the second women was happier "receiving WOOD instead"
  • 26 Hide
    amuffin , November 25, 2012 6:20 AM
    IMO She was stupid.
  • 23 Hide
    shaun_shaun , November 25, 2012 6:21 AM
    still better than ipad !
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    seriousgamer , November 25, 2012 6:35 AM
    Arent Ipads basically mirrors. Except they add "Iphoto booth' or what ever the heck its called and charge you an arm and a leg for it so you can take pictures of yourself being an idiot. (Not ripping on all IPad Owners out their and yes ive used an IPad before)
  • 26 Hide
    wlachan , November 25, 2012 6:39 AM
    Are you sure he didn't said iMirror?
  • 24 Hide
    punahou1 , November 25, 2012 6:41 AM
    Isn't this content for the supermarket tabloid? Not sure why this person allowed herself to be photographed and named in the article. Stupidity is embarrassing.
  • 13 Hide
    bavman , November 25, 2012 6:56 AM
    Women,....
  • 22 Hide
    -Jackson , November 25, 2012 6:57 AM
    "a South Carolina woman paid $180 for what she thought was an iPad in a McDonald's parking lot last year -- she received wood instead."
    :If you know what I mean:
  • 24 Hide
    Target3 , November 25, 2012 7:00 AM
    Zak...
  • 13 Hide
    _Cosmin_ , November 25, 2012 7:13 AM
    Quote:
    Naturally, the woman jumped on the chance to grab a bargain.


    Americans became more stupid every day! Naturally - you check for defects everything you buy outside store... in a year or so they will sell a kid(ney) to buy a new ishit!
  • 9 Hide
    Anonymous , November 25, 2012 7:19 AM
    typical "the real hustle". there will be ALWAYS someone who will fall for this trick. too sad.
    watch more "the real hustle" people!
  • 11 Hide
    slayer257 , November 25, 2012 7:38 AM
    _Cosmin_Americans became more stupid every day! Naturally - you check for defects everything you buy outside store... in a year or so they will sell a kid(ney) to buy a new ishit!


    I believe the proper English would be become more stupid, but hey I'm only an American. At least our we don't forget our kids at the pub like a certain prime minister, just run "political smear campaigns....."

    This is an old post. News has gotten shabby around here lately. Morale of the story is turn it on before you buy it.
  • 4 Hide
    vkg1 , November 25, 2012 7:59 AM
    She deserved it for trying to by a Crapple product. Also a mirror is probably more useful than an Apple Max-iPad.
  • 18 Hide
    antemon , November 25, 2012 8:01 AM
    yeah this story's been up for a few weeks now. you know what's news? valve's steam linux release. serious tech/computer news and i haven't seen anything about it here.

    tom's, your only saving grace nowadays is literally just your charts...
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    boulbox , November 25, 2012 8:16 AM
    Its ok guys, its obvious Zak is trying his hardest to troll us all and make us mad with Apple news everywhere
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