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Australian woman swindled out of $1,335, buys two apples in iPhone boxes

An Australian woman was swindled out of AUS$1500 (US$1335) when she bought two iPhones from a stranger off a classifieds site, only to find an apple inside each iPhone box.


She wanted an Apple, and she got one. Or two. A Brisbane woman paid AUS$1500 (US$1335) for two iPhones, boxed and sealed, and went back home without checking inside. A huge mistake, as upon unpacking the two boxes, she found an apple inside each, making her the victim of a rather evil ruse that will haunt her for some time to come.

The 21-year-old bought the iPhones (er, apples) from another woman on a classified ad site, and met her personally to make the transaction, a transaction that seemed harmless at the time but turned into a bad dream later on.

The two women arranged to meet at Sunnybank McDonald’s where the transaction took place. The woman paid $1500 and was handed two iPhone boxes that looked new but she did not check inside.

When the buyer returned home she opened the phone boxes to find apples in them – real apples, not the iPhone variety.

So, the next time you’re off to buy an iPhone from a stranger off a classifieds site, be sure to make sure there’s an actual iPhone inside the box instead of a physical, edible version of Apple’s logo. Because, you know, $667 for an apple just isn’t worth the health benefits you’re getting in return.

SourceHerald Sun

Abhijeet Mishra
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