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Discount iPad Turns Out to Be Made of Wood

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) -- A South Carolina woman’s desire to purchase an Apple iPad at a discount came back to bite her Monday when she forked over $180 dollars to strangers for an “iPad” that turned out to be a painted block of wood. quotes a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office as saying 22-year-old Ashley McDowell was approached in a McDonald’s parking lot by two men who claimed to have purchased a large number of iPads and were selling them for $300 each.  Authorities say when McDowell told the men she only had $180, they agreed to take that amount and handed over a FedEx box.

McDowell didn’t open the box immediately, but instead waited until she got home where she discovered that the iPad was actually a piece of wood painted black with a “screen” framed with black tape and stickers of iPad icons for photos, mail and an iPod.

Investigators dusted the fake iPad for fingerprints and are now searching for the suspects.

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