iPads Boxes Stuffed With Clay On Sale in Canada

By Jamie Condliffe on at

When a bunch of fraudsters wanted free iPads, they purchased them, removed the iPad, packed the box with clay and returned it to the store. Cheeky, illegal, but ingenious. Only, the stores then sold the clay to unsuspecting customers.

At least 24 iPad 2 devices have been swapped for modelling clay at major Canadian retailers over the holidays, reports CTV News. Somehow, the fraudsters managed to remove the devices and replace them with clay and then perfectly reseal their boxes. This happened in branches of Future Shop, Best Buy, Walmart, and London Drugs stores.

The amusing part — because fraud isn't amusing, kids — is that the stores were taken in by the perfect resealing. So taken in that they resold the iPads to unsuspecting customers. That has got to be the most disappointing unboxing ever. [CTV News via The Verge]