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Woman Pays $200 For iPad, Receives Mirror Instead

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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  • notuptome2004
    This is weeks old maby couple of months old news you guys seem to post news way late
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  • olaf
    Am i the only one here who seems to feel a slight hint of karmic Justice in all this ? :D
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  • rohitbaran
    Laughable, to say the least.
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  • LightningStryk17
    HOW is this tech news? Honestly What a stupid article.
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  • abbadon_34
    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"
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  • amuffin
    IMO She was stupid.
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  • shaun_shaun
    still better than ipad !
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  • seriousgamer
    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)
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  • wlachan
    Are you sure he didn't said iMirror?
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  • punahou1
    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.
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