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The Pom Queen

Man pays $2000 for iPad worth $900 in Singapore

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Im sorry but are some people so naive, it's well known you get ripped off in these types of places:no:

SINGAPORE - How does one end up paying more than $2,000 for an item that costs only about $900?

 

Filipino client support executive Nicholas Frias, 23, who visited Singapore last month, did.

He paid $2,106 for the 64GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi to a shop in Sim Lim Square.

 

Mr Frias, who arrived in Singapore on June 20, first went to other malls but found that they were sold out

He then went to Sim Lim Square around 4pm on June 25.

 

He was, at first, delighted to find out that the 64GB iPad 2 at Mobile Evolution LLP cost $890, before taxes. The same model is priced at $928 at the online Apple Store.

 

The salesman, Eric, then charged Mr Frias another $68 for taxes, and asked $958 for the device.

 

Mr Frias agreed to pay another $28.90 for a warranty which came with a free case and screen protector.

 

Eric then left the shop and returned 10 minutes later with a $1,148 bill that shocked Mr Frias.

 

Apparently, the huge bill was for coverage for two years and the $28.90 quoted was the monthly premium. That added up to a total of $693.60, still $454.40 short of the $1,148 charged.

 

The shop did not state what the additional $454.40 was charged to at that point. They also refused to reduce the warranty period when Mr Frias asked for it.

 

In shock and not wanting to cause any trouble, Mr Frias just signed for it. He ended up paying a total of $2,106.


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