Woman buys two apples for $1,300, thought she was getting iPhones


The world is filled with thieves, but it is also filled with persons who are very naïve. Here’s an interesting story of an Australian woman who thought she bought 2 iPhones from another woman, but instead got 2 Apples instead. How do you like them Apples? I always wanted to say that.

The woman in question posted an ad on the classified website, Gumtree, in search of 2 iPhone devices. At the end of the day, she agreed to meet with another woman at Sunnybank suburb of Brisbane in a McDonald’s restaurant to purchase 2 iPhones.

Now, any normal person would check the item box before handing over cash to a stranger and clearing out, but this woman did none of that.

She handed over 1,500 Australian dollars, which is around USD $1,300, to the thieving woman without even inspecting the package. She left with the thought of her brand spanking new shiny iPhones in her bag, probably giggling on the way home. When she returned home, madam naïve opened the boxes, only to come across 2 apples sitting there looking at tasty and juicy.

Due to how naïve this woman is, we wouldn’t be surprised if she tore into those apples hoping to find the missing iPhones.

Food for thought ladies and gentlemen, whenever you do transactions with strangers, check the package before handing over the cash. Please, don’t be naïve and have faith in humanity, or because the seller looks innocent as if they couldn’t hurt a fly. I knew a guy once whom I thought could never hurt a fly, but he did I saw him do it, and it was a shocking surprise to see him swat that fly mid-flight.

We expect the police to get their hands on the video surveillance records of the McDonald’s restaurant, and hopefully this thieving woman is caught.

[via Herald Sun, image via Fooducate]

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  • jayesstee

    As my old Mum used to say (when I wanted to buy the (then) latest gadget – like a battery powered torch with three colour filters built in):  “A fool and his money are soon parted!”
    Gee “nested brackets”!  Is this a first for dotTech?

  • Seamus McSeamus


    Exactly right. The seller may be a scumbag, but the rule of thumb is always caveat emptor.

  • Ashraf

    [@Mike] You are right, it is fraud on the part of the buyer and no one is denying that. But, seriously — buying $1,300 worth of gadgets from a stranger and not even checking the package first?

  • Mike

    It’s fun to blame the buyer, but let’s not forget, this was fraud on the part of the seller . . . .