Fresh off the woman scoring a wooden iPad for $180 in a McDonald's parking lot, another woman spent $250 to buy a laptop in a gas station parking lot and ended up with a stack of paper wrapped in duct tape.
This happened in the same city in the same week. The woman was approached by a man (who had a grill in his mouth) at a gas station in South Carolina saying that he had laptops, iPads and iPods in FedEx boxes for cheap. She agreed to buy a laptop for $250 but when she got home, all there was inside the FedEx box was the stack of paper and a white power cord (how thoughtful!).
I didn't think this needed to be said but before we see any other instances of idiocy, I guess we have to declare a PSA. If you want to avoid getting ripped off, don't buy your electronics at a gas station parking lot. If you want to avoid getting ripped off, don't buy iPads and laptops for a few hundred bucks. If you want to avoid getting ripped off, use. your. brain. [WSPA via Consumerist Image Credit: Martin Haas/Shutterstock]