There is an old adage that says if something is too good to be true, it is probably a good idea to avoid it. One woman, who purchased what she thought was a killer bargain for an Apple iPad on Nov. 8, found out the hard way that this bit of wisdom was all too true.
Jalonta Freeman of Arlington, Texas wanted to get some gas for her car at a service station when a man pulled up in a car beside her and offered to sell her an US$800 iPad for just US$200.
Freeman thought it sounded like a great deal, especially as a Christmas gift, and could not resist the outstanding deal.
She paid the man US$200 and he gave her a Fedex box with the iPad inside. Her sister opened the box and the iPad she thought she had purchased turned out to be a mirror that was pasted with the images of the front and back of an iPad.
Ms. Freeman said that she felt stupid because she was taken in by this scam, but became philosophical about the whole ordeal and told others to never purchase anything from anyone on the street.
1. adage n.
俗話；諺語 (su2 hua4; yan4 yu3)
例: The adage “The early bird gets the worm” is not always true.
2. pull up v. phr.
停車 (ting2 che1)
例: Please pull up in front of the gate and drop me off.
3. ordeal n.
痛苦的折磨 (tong4 ku3 de5 zhe2 mo2 )
例: Susan was deeply traumatized after enduring this terrifying ordeal.