Dallas Wooden iPads – watch out for the scam

By Posted 31 Aug 2011, 20:15

Every now and then we come across stories which shock us, today we have heard that someone recently thought she was purchasing an Apple iPad, however soon found out that she had been duped when she realized that she had in fact brought a piece of wood in the shape of an iPad – yes you read that right!

Apparently Ashley McDowell, 22, was at a parking lot near McDonald’s in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, when some men approached her asking if she wanted to buy an iPad – they told her they bought several of them and were willing to sell the iPad for just $300 (at least $199 cheaper than Apple’s retail price), however in the end she got herself a bargain and paid just $180 – or so she thought.

When Miss McDowell got home she opened the FedEx box which contained the iPad only to find a piece of wood which had been painted black with an Apple logo on it – now that’s what we call attention to detail. Needless to say she was unimpressed and contacted the police who are now looking for two men driving a white Chevy Impala with no rims and untinted windows – you can find out more information over at PostChronicle.

According to reports most of these scams have taking place in and around parking lots and convenience stores in Grand Prairie, needless to say unless you want a new doorstop you should either demand to see the product first or immediately turn down the fabulous sounding deal. As the famous saying goes: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.

You can see the $180 wooden iPad below, we would love to hear from you if you or a friend has been affected by a similar scam feel free to share your shame in the comments section below.