Everyone goes a little mad on Black Friday but one US shopper was left feeling mad for an altogether different reason after falling for the mother of all cons.
Officially views as the first day of the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday is meant to be the one day of the year when retailers slash the prices on a whole glut of goods. So when a woman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin got word of a special deal offering the latest edition of the Apple iPhone for just $100, she thought it was too good to be true.
But, in truth, she really only has herself to blame. In a video, posted on LiveLeak, the woman revealed she purchased the “iPhone” from a black truck with balloons and a sign taped to the side of it reading: “Black Friday Sale.”
“They have everything you could name: clothes, shoes, watches, purse, bundles of hair, DVDs, CDs — everything — phones, laptops,” she said in the video. “So, I ask the guy about the iPhone 6 and he’s like, ‘ah yeah, today, I will give it to you for $100’.”
The seller told the woman the phone had already been activated and that a bill would be due at some point in December. He even handed her a phone to take a look at and test out – it rang and everything.
But it was only after returning home, having handed over her cash, that she realised the problem.
“The box is heavy, and I get home, AND THIS N***** SOLD ME A BOX OF POTATOES!” she fumed on the video. “A box of potatoes for $100 this n***** gave me one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven cut up potatoes. I am not kidding.”
Fair play to the guy though – he did include an android charger. Just in case the potatoes need charging or something like that anyway.
“What the heck am I supposed to do with this!? I am so hurt right now imma have to go to jail, imma go outside and imma find these old n******. What am I supposed to do with — oh you almost made me cuss,” the conned woman added.
We suggest chips, mash or maybe even go all out with a nice cottage pie.