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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:49

Dodgy Apple salesman flogs flour

Written by Nick Farell

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Fanboys will buy anything with an Apple logo

Aussie coppers are warning of a bloke posing as an Apple sales rep who has been flogging bags of cornflour and Chinese newspapers pretending that they are iPads and iPhones.

Normally we would have thought that it would be a tough sale to convince an Apple fanboy that bags of cornflower and old newspapers were shiny Apple gear, but it seems the conman thinks that if you wave something with an Apple logo on it, you will have a queue of fanboys in front of you in seconds. Fair enough, as this has been Jobs' Mob's business model for a while.

Police say the scammer went to a restaurant at suburban Smithfield on Monday with what appeared to be a genuine Apple identity card and offered Apple iPads and iPhones for sale at a discounted rate for a bulk purchase. His victim inspected looked at some genuine goods then negotiated a $6000 deal for five iPads and 10 iPhones.

The fake salesman handed over what appeared to be the identical packages and left with the cash. Inside the packages were the corn flour and Chinese newspapers, which were unable to connect to iTunes. According to the Sydney Morning Herald the bloke had a heavy European accent, was of Mediterranean appearance aged about 30 to 35, 165 centimetres tall and with a stocky build and short brown to grey hair.

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+3 #1 The4man 2011-10-19 11:27
A fool and his money are easily parted .....
 
 
-1 #2 Jigar 2011-10-19 11:51
Quoting The4man:
A fool and his money are easily parted .....


Tell that to Paris Hilton, she will beg to differ and even successfully troll you.
 
 
+3 #3 nele 2011-10-19 12:00
"Dodgy Apple salesman flogs flour"

Even self-respecting cocaine dealers don't steep so low...
 
 
+2 #4 fuadzilla 2011-10-19 20:48
at least the bloke could make use of the flour...to make apple pies?
 
 
+2 #5 whiteknight2211 2011-10-20 01:05
A fool and his money are soon parted...

Seems everyone wants to make millions off a 'too good to be true' scheme..

I don't know about anyone else but Apple products at discount prices would have raised alarms with me...
 
 
0 #6 jones 2011-10-20 23:17
Quoting whiteknight2211:
I don't know about anyone else but Apple products at discount prices would have raised alarms with me...


You speak the truth. I've never seen any sort of major discount or coupon on an Apple device. Ever.

The demand for Apple stuff is practically infinite, you don't need coupons to sell it. Discounted Apple stuff means fake, refurb, used, or broken stuff.
 

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