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An Australian Woman Paid $600 For Two iPhones Recently & Received Two Apples Instead

Submitted by on August 7, 2013 – 10:23 amOne Comment

How much would you pay for an apple? Not an Apple—as in, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. But an apple as in, well, an apple. You know, like the fruit. Maybe a quarter? 50 cents? A dollar, if you really had to? Well, recently, a woman from Australia paid much, much, much more than that for two apples. According to a report from Down Under, she paid a staggering $600 for two apples during a botched deal that she set up through Craigslist. And she is not happy about it.

So how did she get swindled? It seems she went onto Craigslist looking to buy a couple of iPhones for herself. She put out a request for them and, within a couple of hours, a woman contacted her and said that she could deliver two “apples” for $600. So the woman agreed to meet her outside of a restaurant later that night in order to exchange the money for what she thought were two iPhones. The only problem: The seller specified that she would be giving her two apples for $600, not two Apples. So when she arrived, she handed her two Apple iPhone boxes filled with cut up apples, took the $600 from the woman, and left immediately. The woman, who apparently trusted the seller a little bit too much, took the boxes and went home without checking out the iPhones first. And when she got there, she made the surprising discovery. She had just paid $600 for two apples instead of two Apples. What a letdown.

It gets worse, too. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really sound like there’s anything that the woman can do to recoup her money or two real Apples. She reported the incident to police, but there is not much that they can do for her since, technically, she agreed to the sale by handing over money for the Apple boxes and leaving the scene without opening them first. But police have issued a warning to all of the Craigslist users out there. Before you buy something, make sure you check and see that is actually what you think it is. Otherwise, you could end up paying $600 for two apples that cost about a dollar. And that doesn’t sound like a very good deal, now does it?

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