Note to self: Do not buy iPhones while vacationing in Turkey

Usually when I travel (and even more so now that I have kids) I end up buying a bunch of cheap, random, crappy souvenirs that I almost immediately throw out or put in a box when I get home, never to be seen again (with the notable exception of these 2-headed wolf neck pillows embroidered with the Canadian flag that my kids just HAD to have when we went to Niagara Falls. Seriously, they use them all the time).

And while I love wasting money, one thing I would never think to buy while vacationing in Turkey would be an iPhone 4S from a random hole-in-the-wall store for 500 €. But thankfully not only did this guy do just that –  he was also brave enough to admit his mistake and post this hilarious unboxing video when he got home. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but it turns out there was a very good reason he kept getting a “low battery” message on it. Enjoy.


Le plus FAKE des iPhone 4S vient de Turquie by Spi0n

“This man has a 32GB iPhone 4S he bought 500 € on a trip to Turkey. Oddly, once back home he wanted to turn his iPhone to it then displayed continually “Low Battery” (battery empty) on the screen. He then loaded his cell phone but after several hours of charging, the same message indicating a dead battery was then appear. He had therefore decided to dismantle its iPhone 4S and, surprise!”

via Daily Motion via @cr3

Comments
5 Responses to “Note to self: Do not buy iPhones while vacationing in Turkey”
  1. Mike Major says:

    Feel bad that they guy got ripped off, but THAT IS HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  2. andrew says:

    I’m going to Turkey soon, I’ll look for some real cheap iPhones to bring home!

  3. Hanna says:

    What a ripoff. I really feel bad for him.

  4. Joost says:

    Ahhhhh !!! That sucks dude !

  5. MERT PAKSOYLU says:

    These mock up iPhones are made in china and they are everywhere in phone stores all over Turkey , they also have some nokia and Vertu models .
    If you travel Turkey you should buy your iPhone from retail stores like Teknosa , Darty , Vatan Computer.
    But the article is pointless cause why you want to buy an iPhone from Turkey ????? We have the most expensive gasoline in the world and the most expensive iPhone prices.
    So buy from an european union country which will be less cheaper or USA :)

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