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2012-11-14 05:30:32 PM
FTFA: The fake iPad has a charging port, but no charging strip. The buttons don't work. The machine doesn't turn on, and Pereda showed us what appeared to be a fishing sinker wrapped in white tape placed where the charger should have been.

dtdstudios.com
 
2012-11-14 06:13:12 PM
These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.
 
2012-11-14 06:33:14 PM
That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.
 
2012-11-14 06:43:18 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


Maybe it was one of the ones those guys in the warehouse were throwing around.
 
2012-11-14 07:09:13 PM
It's a Wal-mart problem, and it's not limited to iPads. My local Wal-mart is so resolutely shiatty, and with such untrustworthy employees, that buying even a $5 DVD or Blu-Ray is a crapshoot as to whether or not you'll actually get the product you wanted. Here's the scam:

An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

There are controls in place to avoid these kinds of shennanigans, especially for high ticket items, so I'd bet there's an employee on the inside validating these returns.
 
2012-11-14 07:13:21 PM
Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.
 
2012-11-14 07:36:41 PM
I'll add iPad to my list of things not to buy at walmart.

Socks are generally safe.
 
2012-11-14 07:59:20 PM
I played with one briefly.

P.S. I'm still waiting for my free gear, man.
 
2012-11-14 08:01:39 PM
step 1: buy fake iPad on the street
step 2: buy real iPad at Wal-Mart
step 3: return fake iPad to Wal-Mart
step 4: profit
 
2012-11-14 08:01:58 PM

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2012-11-14 08:03:01 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

Hell, even if it isn't a total fake, the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


I rather suspect it's an inside job rather than poor return checking.

Lsherm: There are controls in place to avoid these kinds of shennanigans, especially for high ticket items, so I'd bet there's an employee on the inside validating these returns.


The bad ones I've gotten from Fry's (an old product in the box, not empties or fakes) have all lacked the normal return stickers they should have. Thus I don't think it's an employee validating the returns, but rather employees simply swapping out the stuff and putting it back *WITHOUT* going through the return procedure at all.
 
2012-11-14 08:03:17 PM

"Pereda's father-in-law bought the $480 white iPad as a gift for his wife's birthday, but when she opened it, they say they knew something was wrong. First of all, it wasn't white."


The KKK took my iPad away. They took it away, away from meeeeeeeeee...


www.intlwota.com

 
2012-11-14 08:13:45 PM

Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.


Especially when there is little, or no price difference between sellers.
 
2012-11-14 08:14:19 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.


This is true.
 
2012-11-14 08:17:51 PM

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


You know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2012-11-14 08:18:59 PM
i-P-P-P-ad!
 
2012-11-14 08:19:27 PM

Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.


And you stupidly kept buying them there?
 
2012-11-14 08:20:54 PM

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?


you telling me Ford doesn't sell a Wal-Mart F150? dammit!!!!
 
2012-11-14 08:21:20 PM

Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.


This.
 
2012-11-14 08:22:05 PM
WALMART IS
A THIEF
WALMART STOLE
FROM ME
 
2012-11-14 08:24:39 PM

CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.


Yes, Walmart is now a "dude selling things out of hi truck", farking moron.
 
2012-11-14 08:25:57 PM

GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?


andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?


You know how I know you didn't read the comments?
 
2012-11-14 08:26:11 PM
The old fake stereo speaker, LCD TV oven door scam(s) updated for a new generation of suckers.
 
2012-11-14 08:27:10 PM

RussianPooper: WALMART IS
A THIEF
WALMART STOLE
FROM ME


Wal-Mart legitimizes low prices at the expense of local business and logical wages.

I beg to differ.

I give Wal-Mart NO money.

Word.
 
2012-11-14 08:28:09 PM

andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?


I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.
 
2012-11-14 08:31:06 PM
Any store selling returns as new is a scammer anyway. Don't care about their problems, if they sold it to someone and it left the store it is NOT NEW>
 
2012-11-14 08:32:40 PM

Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.


That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)
 
2012-11-14 08:34:38 PM

Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?


There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)
 
2012-11-14 08:36:07 PM

andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)


:)\
\*target acquired*
 
2012-11-14 08:37:14 PM

Indubitably: andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)

:)\
\*target acquired*


\\*whup* *whup* *whup*
 
2012-11-14 08:38:01 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)

:)\
\*target acquired*

\\*whup* *whup* *whup*


\\\*zzzhhhooooommm*
 
2012-11-14 08:38:31 PM

andyofne: Brother Head: GORDON: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

andyofne: CraicBaby: These stories show up every year because some people are total retards who can't fgure out that if a dude is selling iPads out of the back of his truck, it's a scam.

You know how I know you didn't read the article?

You know how I know you didn't read the comments?

There's no requirement to read ALL the comments.

But that crack chick should at least read the headline. :)


This is true. I just found it funny.

8)
 
2012-11-14 08:41:13 PM
Pereda says he spent all night and all day trying to get some help from Walmart, but he says he didn't hear back from the corporate office.

What? Why didn't he just go back to the store to the customer service desk? Wouldn't they resolve this inside of 60 seconds (plus time standing in line)?
 
2012-11-14 08:42:36 PM
Despite its fakeness, it could still play Flash.
 
2012-11-14 08:49:39 PM
What are you talking about. Bricks are the latest and greatest thing out on the market right now.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net 

/it's fun
 
2012-11-14 08:49:43 PM

T.rex: Despite its fakeness, it could still play Flash.


"Hi. I make labels daily. I am proud."

Pride b4 a fall, man.
 
2012-11-14 08:54:59 PM
Did he pick this up right next to the AOL starter kit?
 
2012-11-14 08:57:28 PM

burncheese: Did he pick this up right next to the AOL starter kit?


No, just facts, ma'am.
 
2012-11-14 08:59:51 PM
most big box stores don't pay their employees enough to make them want to give a shiat on returns.
 
2012-11-14 09:02:21 PM

grimlock1972: most big box stores don't pay their employees enough to make them want to give a shiat on returns.


Indeed.
 
2012-11-14 09:02:43 PM

Shadyman: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.

This is true.


It's true of many things. Some manufacturers are unwilling to debase their products to ship a few more units to Wal*Mart. Apple, for all their other sins, is among that group that won't compromise their product.
 
2012-11-14 09:04:40 PM
"It's pretty hard to believe you're going to Walmart it's known worldwide,"

What is he trying to say. That he can't believe he went to Walmart despite Walmart being known worldwide?
 
2012-11-14 09:04:45 PM

Manfred J. Hattan: Shadyman: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: the model you're buying is usually of cheaper build than if you bought it anywhere else.

This is true.

It's true of many things. Some manufacturers are unwilling to debase their products to ship a few more units to Wal*Mart. Apple, for all their other sins, is among that group that won't compromise their product.


Seen China much?
 
2012-11-14 09:06:33 PM
My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.
 
2012-11-14 09:13:44 PM

Indubitably: My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.


They liked Cleveland Steamers?
 
2012-11-14 09:14:30 PM

Jument: Wouldn't they resolve this inside of 60 seconds (plus time standing in line)?


Before the line gets longer after next Friday.
Yeah, It'll be black.
 
2012-11-14 09:17:58 PM
1. Buy iPad at Wal-Mart
2. Remove iPad and insert fake.
3. Try to return to Wal-Mart
4. Get caught, then claim that's what was sold to you.
5. Go to press.
6. PROFIT!

/a coupla extra steps but... PROFIT!
 
2012-11-14 09:18:21 PM

Jument: Indubitably: My Grandfather once described my Grandmother as a Brick shiathouse in my presence.

Make of it what you will.

They liked Cleveland Steamers?


Nope.

BrownFalls.
 
2012-11-14 09:25:11 PM
Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process
 
2012-11-14 09:27:49 PM

Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.


what's a DVD?
 
2012-11-14 09:29:34 PM
Next.
 
2012-11-14 09:32:55 PM

SuperDuper28: Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process


My money is on the guy biatching about the I pad being a fake is trying to steal from Walmart
 
2012-11-14 09:33:05 PM
Was it manufactured by Sony? NSFW, naughty language
 
2012-11-14 09:34:31 PM

Indubitably: Next.


Dude, I don't know how to say this so I will just say it.

You really need to stop smoking meth. Out of 53 posts you have 13 and all of them are inane dribble, which seems to be the average post from you.
 
2012-11-14 09:36:45 PM
Yeah... right...
 
GBB
2012-11-14 09:37:48 PM

Tr0mBoNe: I'll add iPad to my list of things not to buy at walmart.

Socks are generally safe.


Nope. Went in and bought a package of 6 pairs of socks .... only 11 in the package.
 
GBB
2012-11-14 09:39:02 PM

cardex: SuperDuper28: Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process

My money is on the guy biatching about the I pad being a fake is trying to steal from Walmart


Exactly. He probably did buy a fake from a guy in the parking lot. Then he went in and bought an actual one and is claiming the fake is the one he bought in the store.
 
2012-11-14 09:39:33 PM
At least it wasn't a P-P-P-Powerbook.

www.zug.com
 
2012-11-14 09:40:00 PM

SearchN: Indubitably: Next.

Dude, I don't know how to say this so I will just say it.

You really need to stop smoking meth. Out of 53 posts you have 13 and all of them are inane dribble, which seems to be the average post from you.


AND, you offered me free pron.

Poetry; what is itz?
 
2012-11-14 09:40:36 PM

SuperDuper28: Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process


Damaged products or used products go to the distributor if they think there's nothing wrong with it it'll end right back on the shelf...its the same at most any retailer...hence why they always ask is there anything wrong with it
 
2012-11-14 09:42:57 PM

Silentbob768768: SuperDuper28: Even if you happened to get a lazy stupid person on the service desk that doesn't check the contents of a return Walmart doesn't put returns back on the shelf. They're all shipped back to the distributor.

What you most likely have going in here is someone playing switcharoo during the manufacturing or shipping process

Damaged products or used products go to the distributor if they think there's nothing wrong with it it'll end right back on the shelf...its the same at most any retailer...hence why they always ask is there anything wrong with it


"He said, ominously..."
 
2012-11-14 09:49:00 PM

Lsherm: It's a Wal-mart problem, and it's not limited to iPads. My local Wal-mart is so resolutely shiatty, and with such untrustworthy employees, that buying even a $5 DVD or Blu-Ray is a crapshoot as to whether or not you'll actually get the product you wanted. Here's the scam:

An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

There are controls in place to avoid these kinds of shennanigans, especially for high ticket items, so I'd bet there's an employee on the inside validating these returns.


You can't tell if a disc is not inside a case yet? As soon as I pick up a movie or CD, I can immediately tell if it is empty.

/1000+ movies
//2000+ cds
 
2012-11-14 09:51:42 PM
Walmart repackages returned merchandise without checking it? I'm shocked.
 
2012-11-14 09:54:34 PM
"It's pretty hard to believe you're going to Walmart it's known worldwide," he said.

Walmart, high class quality, known worldwide
 
2012-11-14 09:59:14 PM
Wow was that gripping story of corporate shenanigans reducing an innocent, law-abiding citizen into raging violent psychotic bent on extracting cold-blooded revenge from an unfeeling, faceless corporate monster.

I can't wait to read what happens when Pereda eats at McDonalds and realizes the Quarter Pounder only has three ounces of meat.
 
2012-11-14 10:04:03 PM
That's nothing. My friend went to Walmart once, bought a Xbox 360 only to get home and find out someone had ripped out the 360's motherboard and replaced it with Maxims.... lol!
 
2012-11-14 10:08:54 PM

Indubitably:
Wal-Mart legitimizes low prices at the expense of local business and logical wages.

I beg to differ.


If you want to argue with yourself, go right ahead, but it looks a little weird.
 
2012-11-14 10:14:13 PM

Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)


Yes, I'm sure that a town of 500 people is the prime place for a mom and pop high-end electronics store...
 
2012-11-14 10:18:53 PM

IlGreven: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Yes, I'm sure that a town of 500 people is the prime place for a mom and pop high-end electronics store...


Yes, but lecturing strangers on the Internet about the evils of Walmart is such an easy way to feel smug.
 
2012-11-14 10:21:12 PM

Prey4reign: Wow was that gripping story of corporate shenanigans reducing an innocent, law-abiding citizen into raging violent psychotic bent on extracting cold-blooded revenge from an unfeeling, faceless corporate monster.

I can't wait to read what happens when Pereda eats at McDonalds and realizes the Quarter Pounder only has three ounces of meat.


Quarter pound is the pre-cooking weight.
 
2012-11-14 10:25:01 PM

MadAzza: IlGreven: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Yes, I'm sure that a town of 500 people is the prime place for a mom and pop high-end electronics store...

Yes, but lecturing strangers on the Internet about the evils of Walmart is such an easy way to feel smug.


I'm actually so far from smug in RL that you label-thrower-oners are sort of comical to me. What have you read of me? Let that be your judge overtime. I write briefly. You insult gravity...
 
2012-11-14 10:34:20 PM

Elzar:Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.


The store idea is fine but in my town (not just in my 'hood) people follow the delivery vans and snatch the goods for the front porch. Even in nice 'hoods.

I can get away with a DVD or two here and there if the USPS hides it behind the flower pot on my porch. Many of us are single and don't have someone to pick up the goods on the porch during the day.

So your perfect solution for "sane" people is not so perfect. It may work for you but not everyone as you suggest.

My next best guess to your answer is move. Not an option for reasons I won't expound on.

I hear Amazon will be/is setting up delivery options to local stores. Then it will work for me.

Are all people who buy at Amazon et al sane? Probably not.
 
2012-11-14 10:35:06 PM

Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)


Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is no local commerce, idiot. There's a gas station. Gas stations don't sell DVDs. The Wal mart might have put a local grocery store out of business, but that's it. It's literally the only store selling groceries, clothes, electronics and housewares together within 20 miles of my house. They set up shop in a commercial dead zone.
 
2012-11-14 10:40:28 PM

Lsherm: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is no local commerce, idiot. There's a gas station. Gas stations don't sell DVDs. The Wal mart might have put a local grocery store out of business, but that's it. It's literally the only store selling groceries, clothes, electronics and housewares together within 20 miles of my house. They set up shop in a commercial dead zone.


Excellent post-analysis...
 
2012-11-14 10:41:02 PM

Indubitably: Let that be your judge


2.bp.blogspot.com

if your lawyer's asleep then give him a nudge
Everybody look alive cos here come de judge
 
2012-11-14 10:41:51 PM

Indubitably: Lsherm: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is no local commerce, idiot. There's a gas station. Gas stations don't sell DVDs. The Wal mart might have put a local grocery store out of business, but that's it. It's literally the only store selling groceries, clothes, electronics and housewares together within 20 miles of my house. They set up shop in a commercial dead zone.

Excellent post-analysis...


Next.
 
2012-11-14 10:43:38 PM

WeenerGord: Indubitably: Let that be your judge

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 206x200]

if your lawyer's asleep then give him a nudge
Everybody look alive cos here come de judge


I object to your suspect.

Deviolence, now.
 
2012-11-14 10:44:38 PM

WeenerGord: Indubitably: Let that be your judge

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 206x200]

if your lawyer's asleep then give him a nudge
Everybody look alive cos here come de judge


meat AND sauce?
 
2012-11-14 10:45:47 PM
So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?
 
2012-11-14 10:47:41 PM
Ever get that fishing sinking feeling that something isn't right?

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-14 10:49:15 PM

Brother Head: You know how I know you didn't read the comments?


Who reads the comments? Seriously, nobody reads the comments. And nobody comments on the comments. Sheesh. Really? Reading comments.
 
2012-11-14 10:49:45 PM

Basil: Does anybody know what to go is?


Could be troll is?
 
2012-11-14 10:52:52 PM

Basil: So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?


Literal vs.figurative.

Binary.
 
2012-11-14 11:06:48 PM
Basil:

I'm starting to suspect bot. Or, my above post.
 
2012-11-14 11:08:52 PM
To iJudge, hmmm.
 
2012-11-14 11:13:53 PM
"It's pretty hard to believe you're going to Walmart it's known worldwide," he said.



Apparently this stupid motherfarker right here didn't pay attention to what Walmart if famous the world over for.
 
2012-11-14 11:19:37 PM
I really had no idea Walmart was actually allowed to sell iPads.
 
2012-11-14 11:34:06 PM

Indubitably: Basil: So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?

Literal vs.figurative.

Binary.


I'm betting college-age male with few close friends who enjoys confusing people. If everyone around you is always confused, you will always be superior, right? And he will find the idea that one of us thinks this hilarious, even if I'm spot-on.
 
2012-11-14 11:34:21 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: Lsherm: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is no local commerce, idiot. There's a gas station. Gas stations don't sell DVDs. The Wal mart might have put a local grocery store out of business, but that's it. It's literally the only store selling groceries, clothes, electronics and housewares together within 20 miles of my house. They set up shop in a commercial dead zone.

Excellent post-analysis...

Next.


Are you congratulating yourself?
 
2012-11-14 11:35:12 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.


I bought a Bluetooth headset from Amazon that turned out to be a counterfeit. Somebody had bought it originally and returned the box with the fake inside.

Avoiding WalMart isn't going to save you. I bought a Bluetooth headset from Amazon that turned out to be a look-alike (but not perform-alike) counterfeit. Somebody had bought it originally and returned the box with the fake inside.
 
2012-11-14 11:45:39 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.


Looks like they fell for it...hook, line, and sinker.
 
2012-11-15 12:21:36 AM

jjorsett: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: That's some real good return checking there, Lou.

This is why you don't buy shiat at Wal-mart.

I bought a Bluetooth headset from Amazon that turned out to be a counterfeit. Somebody had bought it originally and returned the box with the fake inside.

Avoiding WalMart isn't going to save you. I bought a Bluetooth headset from Amazon that turned out to be a look-alike (but not perform-alike) counterfeit. Somebody had bought it originally and returned the box with the fake inside.


Amazon doesn't send returns as new goods. If you buy a new product from Amazon (as opposed to from some random vendor via Amazon), you will get what you pay for unless the UPS guy smashes it.

Returned merchandise is sold through Amazon Warehouse at a discount, and they do verify it's authentic in my experience (but I can see how a fake electronic device might fool someone).
 
2012-11-15 12:24:26 AM

Loren:
The bad ones I've gotten from Fry's (an old product in the box, not empties or fakes) have all lacked the normal return stickers they should have. Thus I don't think it's an employee validating the returns, but rather employees simply swapping out the stuff and putting it back *WITHOUT* going through the return procedure at all.


Fry's is the worst in my experience.
 
2012-11-15 12:25:38 AM
Another scam is...they go to a large retail store, and find a big box with something cheap in it..say a swingset.., then stuff it full of dvd players, cd's, etc..then reseal the box..and pay like 100 bucks for 2k worth of electronics. Or..just switch the bar codes for something much cheaper. And hope that the clerk doesn't notice. I went to a large hardware store last week, and bought some lumber. Standard boards, nothing special. Like 2 bucks per. Got them up to the checkout, and the guy asked me what they were. I told him standard 1 x 4 x 8. He didn't even bother looking for the tags on them, just typed it in the computer. If i was dishonest, i could have gotten quality boards for a standard price.

/curses
 
2012-11-15 12:44:10 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: Another scam is...they go to a large retail store, and find a big box with something cheap in it..say a swingset.., then stuff it full of dvd players, cd's, etc..then reseal the box..and pay like 100 bucks for 2k worth of electronics. Or..just switch the bar codes for something much cheaper. And hope that the clerk doesn't notice. I went to a large hardware store last week, and bought some lumber. Standard boards, nothing special. Like 2 bucks per. Got them up to the checkout, and the guy asked me what they were. I told him standard 1 x 4 x 8. He didn't even bother looking for the tags on them, just typed it in the computer. If i was dishonest, i could have gotten quality boards for a standard price.

/curses


Another one is putting items between stacked storage bins.
 
2012-11-15 01:02:23 AM

saturn badger: Elzar:Elzar: Why not simply do what sane people do and buy from Amazon, Newegg or a retail store (Apple, ATT, Verizon)? Crisis avoided.

The store idea is fine but in my town (not just in my 'hood) people follow the delivery vans and snatch the goods for the front porch. Even in nice 'hoods.

I can get away with a DVD or two here and there if the USPS hides it behind the flower pot on my porch. Many of us are single and don't have someone to pick up the goods on the porch during the day.

So your perfect solution for "sane" people is not so perfect. It may work for you but not everyone as you suggest.

This makes CanadaPost sound golden. when they drop off a parcel, they ring the door and if no one answers they leave a notice your parcel is at the local post office. You need to show ID verifying you are the recipient in order to get the parcel. Or you could just do what I have to do and ship to a P.O. Box. (has other benefits like mail not getting wet in the rain, etc)
 
2012-11-15 01:52:48 AM
There was a story similar to this, where some twit bought an "iPad" from someone at a gas station for about $200, got it home only to find out it was a thick mirror in the box...

One of the station's personnel was just saying how sad it all was, and the other 2 were just saying this woman was an idiot for trusting someone at a gas station to actually sell an iPad at a gas station... The first guy even opened up the phone lines, asking for anyone with a good experience to call in, and out of a dozen calls, only 1 had anything good to say, and that's because the guy calling checked the product out before handing the money over...

That being said, the article's point is why I never buy anything like that from a WalMart... You're already asking for problems just going in there...
 
2012-11-15 02:15:55 AM
WeenerGord:
Indubitably:
SearchN:
runs with mutts:


My lulzy typo aside; yes, he is trolltastic indeed. But he seems to be in a lot of threads doing this without very many people replying to him. Do most have him on ignore now? I shouldn't be surprised that people are this desperate for attention etc but I always am.
 
2012-11-15 02:31:23 AM
Go home, Indubitablee.

You're drunk.
 
2012-11-15 03:04:34 AM

runs with mutts: Indubitably: Basil: So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?

Literal vs.figurative.

Binary.

I'm betting college-age male with few close friends who enjoys confusing people. If everyone around you is always confused, you will always be superior, right? And he will find the idea that one of us thinks this hilarious, even if I'm spot-on.


Nailed it.
 
2012-11-15 03:45:15 AM

Basil: WeenerGord:
Indubitably:
SearchN:
runs with mutts:

My lulzy typo aside; yes, he is trolltastic indeed. But he seems to be in a lot of threads doing this without very many people replying to him. Do most have him on ignore now? I shouldn't be surprised that people are this desperate for attention etc but I always am.


Whew! I'm not the only one who's noticed. After not seeing anyone acknowledge it for so long, I was starting to feel like I was nuts :-P
 
2012-11-15 08:53:08 AM
Has he tried turning it off and turning it back on again?
 
2012-11-15 10:11:26 AM

Lsherm: I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.


How many DVDs did you buy in this six month period? One? Fifty?
My bullshiat detector is going off, because over the years I have bought probably a hundred movies from Walmart and one of them turned out to be an empty box. It was one of their "black Friday" movies that cost like $3, so I'm pretty sure nobody went to the trouble of stealing it and returning an empty case.
 
2012-11-15 03:38:44 PM
My gf's daughter bought a "sony" laptop from Walmart around June of last year. Same thing happened, but at first Walmart's stance was like.. "BS.. we didn't do that, we aren't paying for it.. you probably took it home, and are trying to give us your old beatup (used and non-functioning) laptop instead of the Sony!"

She came home all upset, and so my GF called them up.

Eventually, they decided they were going to look at security tapes to try and determine what happened. My GF was told to come in the following Wednesday and that a resolution would be ready for us.

I figured someone bought it, took the laptop out, replacing it with their old one, returned it, and Walmart just never checked the box contents. Walmart claimed that could never have happened, and that all returns are checked, even factory-sealed boxes.

Wednesday rolled around, my gf and her daughter went in there and there was a slight delay. Finally, they were issued a refund, along with lots of ID checking, and signatures, etc. They said they had reviewed the security tape, and had determined, at this point, that this was an honest return transaction for a problem that had occurred out of anyone's control, but that signatures were now on file, in case that determination should change at a future date. They refused to tell my GF what actually happened, and were quite clear that they were paying for the issue out-of-pocket, even though they weren't to blame for it, and that she should not attempt to purchase laptops from them ever again.
 
2012-11-15 08:42:07 PM

Tarmangani: Lsherm: I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

How many DVDs did you buy in this six month period? One? Fifty?
My bullshiat detector is going off, because over the years I have bought probably a hundred movies from Walmart and one of them turned out to be an empty box. It was one of their "black Friday" movies that cost like $3, so I'm pretty sure nobody went to the trouble of stealing it and returning an empty case.


I'm addicted to the $5 specials.

For the DVDs, I don't think it was a return scam. People just slice open the shrink wrap and work the DVD out.
 
2012-11-16 04:45:09 PM

runs with mutts: Indubitably: Basil: So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?

Literal vs.figurative.

Binary.

I'm betting college-age male with few close friends who enjoys confusing people. If everyone around you is always confused, you will always be superior, right? And he will find the idea that one of us thinks this hilarious, even if I'm spot-on.


You couldn't be more wrong.

Lsherm: Indubitably: Indubitably: Lsherm: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is no local commerce, idiot. There's a gas station. Gas stations don't sell DVDs. The Wal mart might have put a local grocery store out of business, but that's it. It's literally the only store selling groceries, clothes, electronics and housewares together within 20 miles of my house. They set up shop in a commercial dead zone.

Excellent post-analysis...

Next.

Are you congratulating yourself?


Nope. I was congratulating you, but you were too busy spending money at Wal-Marrrt.

Basil: WeenerGord:
Indubitably:
SearchN:
runs with mutts:

My lulzy typo aside; yes, he is trolltastic indeed. But he seems to be in a lot of threads doing this without very many people replying to him. Do most have him on ignore now? I shouldn't be surprised that people are this desperate for attention etc but I always am.


I am actually not desperate for attention. I am a cyber-writer/shaman-poet who uses frequent forays onto Fark to create. Take my dribbles as you will, but I am an artist, and art is probably the most misunderstood thing next to irony and metaphor, no? I'm actually not that interested in your replies or engagement, but sometimes I am. It's up to you to figure out when to tell the difference. Or not. That's up to you.

I repeat my written creed: My world is not predicated by what you perceive of me.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. To Fark, what does that mean? Different things to different people...
 
2012-11-16 05:10:49 PM

Indubitably: runs with mutts: Indubitably: Basil: So just a question for the general audience: I've watched indubitably write utter nonsense, reply to himself, and generally act quite insane on these pages for months now:- does anybody know what the story is there? I'm genuinely interested.

Sometimes I suspect English isn't his first language; sometimes I think it's just attention whoring but generally it appears to be genuine insanity.

Does anybody know what to go is?

Literal vs.figurative.

Binary.

I'm betting college-age male with few close friends who enjoys confusing people. If everyone around you is always confused, you will always be superior, right? And he will find the idea that one of us thinks this hilarious, even if I'm spot-on.

You couldn't be more wrong.

Lsherm: Indubitably: Indubitably: Lsherm: Indubitably: Lsherm: andyofne: Lsherm: An unscrupulous (read: criminal) employee or customer wants something that Wal-mart sells. They buy it, take it home, replace the contents of the box, re-shrink wrap it, then they return it. Wal-Mart puts it back on the shelf without ever checking the product inside the box. I think I went through a six month period where every DVD I bought from Wal-Mart was a perfectly wrapped case with no DVD inside.

And you stupidly kept buying them there?

I live in a rural enough area that my choices are:

Wal-mart - 15 miles away
Best Buy - 25 miles away

and that's it. There aren't "local stores," or Target, or any other chain. And most days, that extra 20 miles round trip isn't worth it.

I get most of my stuff from Amazon, the Wal-mart DVD purchases were, as designed, spur of the moment because I was already there.

That's because Wal-Fart killed your towns' businesses, yo. In an effort to save pennies. Are you proud of that, American? To save pennies, you killed local.

For shame.

Shame on you.

Shop local and rectify your wrongs.

Show Wal-Giants that the sling is still effective...

*)

Oof, I'll assume you're a troll. There is n ...


P.P.S. I write for me, not you. If you benefit from my writing in any way, I am incredibly grateful, but that was not necessarily my intent when I started writing. Thanks again for reading.
 
2012-11-16 11:33:51 PM

Indubitably: I am a cyber-writer/shaman-poet


Oh for crisssake, what a farking croc of shiat. I'm gonna ignore this clown, will prolly clean up the threads quite a bit
 
2012-11-17 03:06:36 AM

SearchN: Indubitably: Next.

Dude, I don't know how to say this so I will just say it.

You really need to stop smoking meth. Out of 53 posts you have 13 and all of them are inane dribble, which seems to be the average post from you.


Yeah, I don't know why he hasn't been banned from posting yet. It's a sad day on fark when an errant nipple can get you the ban hammer, but Indubitably's been allowed to go unrestrainedly full-retard for so long now...
 
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