Wooden iPad sold by scammers for $180

275x250.jpg A US woman found out the hard way why you shouldn't buy an iPad 2 in a McDonald's car -- she paid $180 for a piece of wood painted to look like an Apple device.

22-year-old Ashley McDowell says she was approached by two men as she went to buy a burger from the store in South Carolina and they said they were selling iPads.

The men claimed to have bought Apple iPads in bulk and were selling them for $300. they then showed her a working model and agreed to sell her one for $180.

But when she got her new iPad 2 home, she opened the FedEx box she had been given and discovered it contained a piece of wood painted black with an Apple logo. 
The wooden iPad also had a faux-screen pasted to the front with dock icons -- but not content with this, the angered woman contacted police.

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Tony Ivey said there has been an increase in the the number of scam items being sold online, but that this was the first he'd heard about fake iPads being sold from a vehicle.

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office  

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