Excitedly unwrapping her Christmas present, Sundeep Sandhu was delighted to discover her husband Mark had bought her an Apple iPad2.
But her joy soon turned to disbelief when the in-demand tablet computer turned out to be a slab of clay.
Mr Sandhu was one of up to ten people in the Vancouver area who bought an iPad2 only to discover modelling clay inside the gadget's sealed box.
It is thought the conmen paid for the iPads in cash, removed the devices and replaced them with clay, then resealed the box and returned it to the shop for a cash refund.
The counterfeit tablets were then put back on the shelves and sold to unsuspecting customers.
Elliott Chun, a spokesman for Future Shop, said: 'Customers don't expect to receive this kind of product from Future Shop, so it's a very serious matter and something we are addressing right away for anyone who has been impacted.'
This isn't a half-bad scam huh? Buy an iPad, make a mold of it or some shit and just make a clay mothefucker and return it. Then this dude gets punked when he gets the clay one.
|Here's my clay iPad|
Motherfucking disappointment of the century. You take that thing out of the box and the confused look when this guy finds the clay slab must have been priceless. Most expensive piece of clay ever purchased. I love it.
American criminals are always in the media for doing dumb shit, this unknown Canadian is a pretty smart criminal. We salute you, smart scam clay iPad guy.