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(CBS Miami)   Man upset after learning the $480 iPad brick he bought didn't work as advertised   ( miami.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Florida, iPads, Miami, Wal-Mart  
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14381 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2012 at 7:57 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-14 07:13:21 PM  
3 votes:
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 08:41:13 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:01:58 PM  
2 votes:

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 06:33:14 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-11-15 12:44:10 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:25:38 AM  
1 vote:
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
2012-11-14 11:34:06 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:40:36 PM  
1 vote:

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
GBB
2012-11-14 09:37:48 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2012-11-14 09:34:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:32:55 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:25:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:13:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:21:20 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:19:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:14:19 PM  
1 vote:

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


This is true.
2012-11-14 08:13:45 PM  
1 vote:

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 08:01:39 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:13:12 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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