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Fake iPad 2s made of clay sold at Canadian stores
http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 01-17-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 01/17/2012 2:55:50 PM PST by Red Badger

As many as 10 fake iPad 2s, all made of slabs of modeling clay, were recently sold at electronic stores in Vancouver, British Columbia. Best Buy and Future Shop have launched investigations into how the scam was pulled off.

The tablet computers, like most Apple products, are known for their sleek and simple designs. But there's no mistaking the iPad for one of the world's oldest "tablet devices." Still, most electronic products cannot be returned to stores. For the the stores and customers to be fooled by the clay replacements, the thieves must have successfully weighed out the clay portions and resealed the original Apple packaging.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; Technical
KEYWORDS: apple; computer; ipad; napl; tablet

Must have been some really OLD iPads..............

1 posted on 01/17/2012 2:55:53 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: ShadowAce

Ping!..........


2 posted on 01/17/2012 2:59:35 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger
The returned fakes were restocked on the shelve and sold to new, unwitting customers.

This seems to happen a lot. There are more than a few stories of people buying "refurbished" laptops, for example, at Fry's Computer stores in Silicon Valley with hard drives full of data from the previous customer.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 3:02:31 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Red Badger

what apps were running on the Iclay?


4 posted on 01/17/2012 3:04:23 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: max americana

iOFeetOfClay - It tracks Obama’s efforts to create American jobs


5 posted on 01/17/2012 3:13:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Red Badger

6 posted on 01/17/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Red Badger

BFL


7 posted on 01/17/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Red Badger

they’d be looking at a lawsuit if they didn’t accept a return on that deal. I once purchased a power drill as a gift for my son.............imagin our horror when we opened the box and there was nothing in it. The store believed us, but we, of course had no way to prove it.

Here with modeling clay, you can show something at least. Even if they say you are making it up and put the clay in yourself, they can tell that to the jury


8 posted on 01/17/2012 3:23:03 PM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: jiggyboy
This seems to happen a lot. There are more than a few stories of people buying "refurbished" laptops, for example, at Fry's Computer stores in Silicon Valley with hard drives full of data from the previous customer.

It happened to me several years ago at Best Buy. I bought a supposedly new computer and tried to collect the rebate only to find out that it had already been collected by the previous owner, who collected the rebate and then returned the computer to the store, where Best Buy resold it as new.

I made quite a scene at the store, to convince them at last to give me a real new computer as a replacement for the used one they sold me as new. They finally agreed but I thought I might get arrested while there due to the hell I was raising.

I don't do business with Best Buy anymore.

9 posted on 01/17/2012 3:24:35 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: jiggyboy

YEP! I bought a SSHD from Fry’s and had all the personal photos from the previous 18-year-old Asian girl on there.

When I returned it and described the previous owners, their reaction was amazing:

They were aroused and did NOT conceal it. I was amazed.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 4:03:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Red Badger

“In other news, Apple has announced that it will be marketing a special version of the iPad to Mexican-American customers. It will be called the ‘Tabula Raza.’”


11 posted on 01/17/2012 5:15:31 PM PST by Erasmus
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12 posted on 01/17/2012 5:23:43 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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13 posted on 01/17/2012 10:09:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!!!

I was having a hard time deciding, but when I saw the capabilities side by side, I knew I had to go with the Stone. (But should I wait for the new Stone v.2.0?)


14 posted on 01/17/2012 10:26:51 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
*snicker / chuckle*
LOL!

15 posted on 01/17/2012 10:39:45 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: Rocky

Even then, you know there’ll be a service pack.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 11:02:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ain’t technology grand?


17 posted on 01/17/2012 11:04:02 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Red Badger

Sumerian language pack?


18 posted on 01/18/2012 5:42:40 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes, It is.... I’ve never liked the (unclean :) animal skin anyway.


19 posted on 01/18/2012 6:08:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, $pend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: gaijin
They were aroused and did NOT conceal it. I was amazed.

What were 'they'? 18 year old HS boys?........

20 posted on 01/18/2012 6:40:34 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: gaijin
I bought a SSHD from Fry’s and had all the personal photos from the previous 18-year-old Asian girl on there... They were aroused and did NOT conceal it


21 posted on 01/19/2012 5:01:05 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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