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A few scattered Walmart customers say they found something unexpected when they opened their iPad 3 boxes, reports Ron Savage at myFOXDetroit.One customer in Michigan bought her iPad 3 from a Walmart and found nothing in the box but yellow notepads. When she went back to the store, the manager explained to her that “even if I didn’t break the seal on the box. Once I bought it and walked out the door, it was mine.”
Walmart management called police, and they said the woman’s story wasn’t credible, and she didn’t receive a refund. She called Apple customer service too, and they told her it wasn’t their problem, according to myFOXDetroit.
Another customer told myFOXDetroit that she bought her iPad 3 from a different Walmart and found legal pad paper inside. When she brought it back, the managers initially said no to a refund, but eventually changed their minds and paid her back in full.
There’s also a Walmart customer in Illinois asking for legal advice about the same issue. The customer says, “because the box was sealed when it entered the store for retail I was told they are not liable by the store manager and should contact Apple about my problem.”
So, what’s going on? Somebody somewhere along the supply chain ripped them off — but who’s the culprit?
Have you had this happen to you, and did you get a refund? Shoot an email to [email protected]
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