There is the saying that if something’s too good to be true, there is a good chance that it isn’t as is the case of a man who paid $100 for an iPad Air, only to find out that when he received it, it will nothing more than a sheet of metal. In fact the scammers had even gone through the effort of printing a fake home screen and an Apple logo to stick onto the sheet of tin.
According to the victim, he claims to have paid $100 and bought it off an online auction site. Like we said, $100 for an iPad Air does sound a little too good to be true. However we suppose that if someone did steal an iPad Air, they might be willing to try and sell it off at a very low price in order to move it quickly, but in this case it was nothing more than your typical scam.
That being said, this is definitely not the first time we have heard of such scams. Earlier this year a group of teenagers tried to sell a bunch of iPhones in boxes that in reality, was just filled with Play-Doh in order to make it feel heavy. Several years ago, there was an instance in which a Nintendo 3DS was bought from Walmart only to be found filled with rocks.
In any case this just goes to show that if sometimes someone is trying to pass off an item of high value with a price that is ridiculously low, maybe you should think twice, or at least request to see the merchandise first before parting with your hard earned cash.