Woman says iPad she bought at Walmart was fake

Published On: Feb 27 2013 10:17:16 AM HST   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 10:19:19 AM HST

A Brockton woman said the iPad she bought at Walmart was fake.

"When I first opened it I thought, 'Wow it's so light, Apple really is an elegant product,'" said Suzanne Nassise.

She said what she bought at the Westgate Mall Walmart looked just like the latest iPad until she tried to turn it on.

"I don't know what it is. I don't know if this is just a sample, but it doesn't work," said Nassise.

Walmart initially would neither exchange it nor offer a refund, telling her that is store policy when a product is unwrapped.

Nassise didn't know until later that the sale of fake iPads is now being reported around the country.

"When I realized it I was upset. I just paid $500 for a paperweight," she said.

The fake iPad had a fake power input and, "If you look you see where the speaker is supposed to be, it's flat, just dots," she said.

After inquiries from WCVB-TV, Walmart agreed to give Nassise a full refund.

“We’re still working to understand how this could have happened and are actively reviewing our transactional records and surveillance video to determine how this product ended up on our shelves," said Kayla Whaling, a spokeswoman for Walmart.


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