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Old 09-06-2019, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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The woman said she and her husband had saved for 6 months to get their daughter an iPhone for the new school year. She and the 18-year-old. Let Go "seller" agreed upon a price of $450, but the woman handed over the money before examining the contents of the box.

The teen high-tailed it out of there, but cops located her through her phone number. And, as usual, she couldn't wait to brag about her caper on Facebook.

https://www.wxyz.com/news/local-mom-...-and-loses-450
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:49 PM
 
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Why aren't they naming and shaming the girl? She's 18 so it's not as if they have to hide her identity for being a minor.
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Sounds like they got ‘cleaned out’!
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:18 PM
 
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This is a dual income home and it takes them half a year to come up with $450 for an iPhone? Either I'm missing something or this family is not living life right.
Why are they buying a iPhone? Kid should ave one of those emergency you can call 5-6 people and 911 flip phones
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Miami-Dade
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Why are they buying a iPhone? Kid should ave one of those emergency you can call 5-6 people and 911 flip phones
I thought I might have misspoke, but yes that is a lot of money for them to spend on a kid's phone. I'm sure they'd rather have nothing than a flip phone, but there are brand new smartphones out there that sell for a small fraction of the price they paid.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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Why are they buying a iPhone? Kid should ave one of those emergency you can call 5-6 people and 911 flip phones
Why?

We don't know how old the child is - she could well be 16.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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This is the mother's fault. I would have inspected the iphone and made sure it worked before giving $450 for it. It is not like she bought it at Walmart. The scammer is evil, but the mother is stupid.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:14 PM
 
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Why?

We don't know how old the child is - she could well be 16.
If it takes someone six months to save $450 for an iPhone for their kid, the phone is above their means. Who cares if the kid is 16.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:40 AM
 
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Im surprised the police got involved, usually in these cases where people get ripped off or cheated buying stuff from Craigslist and the like, its on them for the most part.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Im surprised the police got involved, usually in these cases where people get ripped off or cheated buying stuff from Craigslist and the like, its on them for the most part.
There is a difference between condition of an item and fraudulent sales. Disputes often are civil matters when arguing about terms like "excellent" condition. But to advertise an iphone and then sell someone soap likely goes way past the line. I hope the thief gets what's coming, but I agree to hand some stranger $450 without looking at the item you are buying isn't too smart.
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