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Scammed with iPad.

174 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 9:09 AM by Bonesaw1962 RSS
kangaroos96 Calculating status...
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Feb 11, 2013 10:14 PM


Just bought another 3rd Gen iPad on eBay(2nd hand) for my brother. It was advertised as 32gb but when i got home i realised it was a 16gb. I called the seller and she said she gave me a 32gb, and that i had a chance to inspect it so lump it. She is claiming I am trying to scam her by using a 16gb to extort money refund for the 32gb she advertised. eBay said i have to report it to my local police. My question is will her apple id be linked to the serial number for the iPad she gave me? I think that is all the police will be able to do. She also uploaded a photo of the back of the ipad on ebay. It is grainy but the picture shows what appears to be a 16gb storage stamp. Is there a software program i can use to increase the clarity of the picture?


If this person is not scamming me then i can only suggest that when she bought the 32gb she was handed a 16gb by the store clerk. All i know is that i definetely have a 16gb.


Thanks for any input it is greatly appreciated.

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  • imobl Level 4 Level 4 (3,280 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to kangaroos96)

    If the iPad was listed as 32 gb on eBay and what she sent

    you was 16 gb, open a complaint with eBay. If you used

    PayPal, you should be protected. If you did a face to face

    deal, your protection may have been voided.

  • Bonesaw1962 Level 4 Level 4 (1,185 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to kangaroos96)

    Kangaroo, not that this is what you want to hear now, but I and a lot of the others that post here frequently  feel pretty nervous about eBay transactions for iOS devices.  It seems like always either the device has been stolen, or some issue like this arises.  Going forward, if you are looking for a discount, you are far better off to get a refurbished device directly from Apple.  I think with where you are now the advice imobl gave is good. How did you pay for the purchase?   I suppose the good thing is that at least you have a functioning device. 


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