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Australian Woman Paid $1350 for Two Apples in iPhone Boxes

Australian Woman Paid $1350 for Two Apples in iPhone Boxes

Posted August 5, 2013 at 3:30pm by iClarified
An Australian woman reportedly paid AUS$1500 (About $1350 USD) for two brand new iPhones that were boxed and sealed.

The 21 year old placed an ad on Gumtree claiming she was looking for a few iPhones, to which she received a response from a woman claiming she had two iPhones brand new and in the box.

The women met at a McDonalds where the transaction took place. She paid for the iPhones, but did not look inside the boxes since they were sealed and allegedly new. However, when she went home, she noticed she had received two Apples (the fruit).

Gumtree spokeswoman Niki Hennessy said the company took the safety and security of its users seriously.

"We are continually improving processes and user education to make Gumtree the safest possible platform for buying and selling," she said.

When purchasing an iPhone online, always make sure to meet up in a safe area and pay for the item after you inspect it thoroughly (make a call, verify no liquid damage, etc).

Read More via Gizmodo

Australian Woman Paid $1350 for Two Apples in iPhone Boxes
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Johnn - August 7, 2013 at 11:30am
Happened to me a few years ago on Ebay when attempting to buy a Powerbook. Apparently the idiot went ahead to Fedex me the package before I wired him the money. Thank God I waited. A box with 2 books.
fricosu007 - August 6, 2013 at 7:39am
i have a friend who experienced almost the same thing, he bought two pieces of marble with 1k, at least the boxing was original ... idiots are everywhere.
Ken - August 6, 2013 at 4:06am
No time to chat you two, back to work for 50 cents per hour.
JonhCena - August 6, 2013 at 2:59am
The women have been troll
Imran - August 6, 2013 at 1:56am
I bet shes gona put them 2 apples az a show pieces in her room lol who wouldent the most expensive apples on earth loooool
tedkupa - August 5, 2013 at 11:42pm
cupertino fault because they named after fruit what a dumb idea. Now if she goes to court she will lose, merchandise was as described
Skyluck - August 5, 2013 at 11:30pm
This is For all us to learn from other . Are we all Lucky ????? Why don't you think that way !!!!
Skyluck - August 5, 2013 at 11:26pm
Most of the people live in the City any wheee in this World they are smart that's why they can Cheating the other !!!!!!
Nicko - August 5, 2013 at 8:54pm
Seriously, why say that.
Nicko - August 5, 2013 at 8:59pm
artoodeetoo - August 5, 2013 at 8:20pm
Just wait for an article from a woman who sold 2 iPhones and received fake money! LOL
Mona - August 5, 2013 at 7:44pm
Some time a seller also face these kind of fraud, last year my husband sold an iPod touch and all the cash he got was fake money along with few original bucks.
justabrake - August 5, 2013 at 6:36pm
Usually you get held up with deals like this ! I hate Craigslist but use it sometimes to see
Vi - August 5, 2013 at 6:26pm
It happen also in Long Island ,NY I Paid $600 for Iphone 4.
Saul - August 5, 2013 at 6:03pm
That sucks.
Thaitea - August 5, 2013 at 5:38pm
A sucker born every minute
El Compa
El Compa - August 5, 2013 at 4:12pm
Dumb as f.
iOS - August 5, 2013 at 3:42pm
So cliché, boring, and unimaginative. The Joker would not approve of this crime. Boo!
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