AN OPTIMISTIC US shopper has been taken for a fool by a couple of charlatans and conned into buying a fake Ipad in a car park.
The shopper was lulled by low prices into purchasing the Ipad from two shady gentlemen but soon found that her bargain was anything but, and on opening the packaging found a rather unglamourous piece of wood, according to a crime report released on the Smoking Gun web site.
The chunk of wood has an Apple logo on it as well as some icons, and as far as we know does not run Flash and does not feature USB inputs, but there the similarities between it and an Ipad end. Understandably, perhaps, the shopper was disappointed.
Ashley McDowell, 22, purchased the item in a McDonalds car park, having been told by two passing burger chompers that when not eating fast food they were buying lots of expensive hardware and selling it at low prices.
Perhaps flushed with a milkshake, or just particularly trustworthy, McDowell took them at their word and bought one of their items. As we know, this turned out to be a cut off piece of tree.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office has released a photo of the tablet, in case anyone wants to use it as a comparison when Ipad shopping, and informs us that the men drove off in a white Chevy Impala. So please, keep those eyes peeled. µ
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