Before plopping down $200 for an iPad, or any gadget for that matter, to someone at a gas station, make sure they remove it from the box and actually turn the device on before letting them leave. This woman from Arlington wasn’t so lucky, and ended up with a mirror image. Continue reading to see why.

Jalonta Freeman said she bought the item from a stranger who approached her at a gas station near Highway 360 and Green Oaks. “He pulled up beside us, and he was like, ‘Hey, I’ve got some iPads and stuff, and I’ve got some laptops if you all are interested in buying,'” she said Wednesday.

He offered to sell a brand-new iPad worth $800 for just $200, Freeman said. With Christmas coming up, she and her family thought it sounded too good to pass up. They gave him the cash, and he quickly drove off, she said. New iPads begin at $399 for Wi-Fi-only models. The iPad 2 that connects to cellular networks retails for $529.

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