Here’s what you don’t expect to hear if you are considering purchasing an iPad 2 or iPad 3 in the coming months. It appears that customers of Future Shop, Best Buy, Walmart, and London Drugs stores in Canada have been duped by a few “dumb asses”. What happened you ask? Apparently, some customers over the holidays thought it would be a good idea to purchase an iPad 2, only to take it out the box and replace it with modeling clay, reseal the box with plastic, and return it back to the store to be sold as an unopened iPad 2.
According to The Verge, “Future Shop and Best Buy say up to 10 clay iPad boxes were sold in their Metro Vancouver stores … Walmart is investigating less than 10 cases, and London Drugs says it is aware of four instances in the last month.”
As expected fraud investigations are under way and Apple will be involved. Takeaway – If you purchase an iPad, make sure you check your box soon after.