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    Article: A Girl Bought an iPad at Wal-Mart But Inside the Box Was Just a St

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    The store manager is an ***. Just sayin'.....

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    Yeah. Can't see the managers reasoning. A quick call would havexsorted this out and saved some embarrassment.

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    Well we have experienced bad things with Walmart as well, with the same result except we were never compensated, therefore Walmart has never seen another dime of our money for the past 8 years. Their loss, as far as I'm concerned he should be demoted or fired.

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    The boxes are sealed. Where was the seal, or its condition, when she bought it? Didn´t anyone check? Once you tear through those seals ther´s no way you can fix them.
    The manager is a a**hole for the attitude demonstrated. But the client isn´t far behind...
    Even when I buy from Apple, or from any other retailer for that matter, I always make them open so I can verify the contents...especially Apple due to their stringent product guarantee conditions.

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    Is there a seal beyond shrink wrap?
    Shrink wrapping is easy enough if you have the plastic and a hairdryer or heat gun.

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    My iPad 2 had and they´re still stuck to the two halfs of the box. And there were two of them. Transparent plastic...

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    I bought a Samsung Galaxy and in the box I found a lemon

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    Hey Rato, that´s what you had to wait for. Two weeks!

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    ^^^^ WOooooooooOOOOOoooooOOOT?

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    ^^^

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    Very difficult to prove you didn't replace the IPad with a stack of notebooks yourself when you got it home, and selling the original IPad. Could they check somehow on the registration with Apple, serial numbers from the box against the registration information?

    The other thing to look for would be has it happened before in that store, are there any other cases elsewhere? It seems to be a lot of trouble to go through for a crook to open a box, take out the IPad, put in notepads, close the box, seal it, put it on the shelf and walk away. Or could it be a returned item where someone purchased it, went through the above procedure then returned to Walmart saying that it was unwanted and ask for their money back, in this case again the perpetrator should be easy to trace.

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    In the last instance I´m sure Walmart would check if the returned goods were OK. I mean, it involves checking that the IMEI or the S/N on the box and on the iPad are the same.
    This story has a more to it than what it transpires.

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