Australian woman tricked to pay AU$1,500 for two apples (rather than iPhones)

Australian woman tricked to pay AU$1,500 for two apples rather than iPhones

A 21 year old woman from Brisbane, Australia wanted to buy two iPhones only to receive two edible apples instead.

The con took place when the woman placed an advert in the Australian version of Gumtree for two iPhones, prompting one caller to respond saying that they had “two apples” for sale.

The price of AU$1,500 was duly agreed and an exchange took place in a nearby McDonald’s store where two new iPhone boxes were handed over in exchange for the cash. And as you can imagine, she neglected checking the contents of the two boxes which contained the mentioned apples.

The story doesn’t stop here, though. Online commentators were everything but sympathetic to the woman’s plight, saying things like:

  • “I don’t know anyone that would hand over $1500 to a stranger without checking the item.”
  • “Besides, you can buy a brand new iPhone5 for $700. So if this is a true story then I’m sorry but she deserved it!”
  • “And she went to the police?? Seriously, I’d be too embarrassed to go to the police if I’d been that stupid.”

We tend to agree with some of the points, while at the same time feeling sorry for her loss. What do you think?

[Via: TheDrum]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    Hate to say it, but she kinda deserves it. 🙁

  • Shon

    Woooooow….I would commit suicide 0_o

    • glofp

      Think I’m gonna trry it Again, sees like good sway earning quick Money lol

  • Willie D

    This was reported days ago in the media… a little late now.

  • Peter Lanneau

    She’s a idiot, cause if your going to pay full price, order online from Expansys or Negri.

  • Gabi Dipla

    IPhone users 😀

  • Lex Sin

    What a door knob!!!

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