Best Buy, Future Shop Accidentally Sold Fake iPad 2s in Canada

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SneakySnake

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until they get busted, the scammers are kinda stupid. I live in Canada, when you return something the take down all your information and stuff etc. just in case this kinda stuff happens. I had to show drivers license to prove my ID when returning a $400 tv
 

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[citation][nom]ko888[/nom]Yes they do. They're owned by Best Buy.[/citation]

I don't know what is worse...People being shocked that you still exist or being owned by Best Buy. Tough call ;-)
 

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^future shop is our main overpriced/pushy-salesman computer store up here in the cold north. Bestbuy is almost as big now and just as overpriced but the salesmen don't work on commission.
 

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[citation][nom]SneakySnake[/nom]^^ ]until they get busted, the scammers are kinda stupid. I live in Canada, when you return something the take down all your information and stuff etc. just in case this kinda stuff happens. I had to show drivers license to prove my ID when returning a $400 tv[/citation]

you must be the only one they never asked for my info at any time returning something. i just give them my receipt and thats all
 

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[citation][nom]slicedtoad[/nom]^future shop is our main overpriced/pushy-salesman computer store up here in the cold north. Bestbuy is almost as big now and just as overpriced but the salesmen don't work on commission.[/citation]

its still one of the best chins in Canada. heck i can find many items cheaper at futureshop then at wally world
 

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LOL... they paid the price for the fruity box. Guys, that IS the actual price for the fruity box. The device is extra, if you still want it. ROFL.
 

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No love for scammers (including Media moguls, Hollywood - SOPA) - but such tactics is not new, but so many is a group or a few guys.

I remember a scammer screwing himself about 10 years ago. A kid came onto the Nvidia newsgroup who was confused as to WHY the GeForce 5200 he bought from BB/Walmart said it was a GeForce 4200 on the POST screen / drivers. We quickly figured out that some jerk did a bate and switch to do a "free upgrade".

Many people may not know or remember, but back then - the GF5200 was a SERIOUS downgrade compared to the GF4200... even the 5600 was below par. DX9 doesn't make up for the crappy performance. And worse yet, the 4200 was a $80~100 card and the much smaller 5200 was $100! 5600 was about $160.

Needless to say, we told the kid he lucked out and to keep the card. :)
 

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[citation][nom]belardo[/nom]No love for scammers (including Media moguls, Hollywood - SOPA) - but such tactics is not new, but so many is a group or a few guys.I remember a scammer screwing himself about 10 years ago. A kid came onto the Nvidia newsgroup who was confused as to WHY the GeForce 5200 he bought from BB/Walmart said it was a GeForce 4200 on the POST screen / drivers. We quickly figured out that some jerk did a bate and switch to do a "free upgrade".Many people may not know or remember, but back then - the GF5200 was a SERIOUS downgrade compared to the GF4200... even the 5600 was below par. DX9 doesn't make up for the crappy performance. And worse yet, the 4200 was a $80~100 card and the much smaller 5200 was $100! 5600 was about $160.Needless to say, we told the kid he lucked out and to keep the card.[/citation]
So glad you added that part. I remember all kinds of people going on about how much faster there 5200 cards are. It made me laugh and continue to use my good olde ti4200.
 

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Didn't Newegg accidentally sell fake core i7 processors a while ago?

It wasn't Newegg's fault or Future Shop's fault that this happened. It's their supplier who gave them these fakes.

 
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