The first batch of Apple’s new iPhone 7s sold out quickly in China after going up for sale earlier this month. To get their hands on the latest smartphone, some desperate Chinese buyers have started looking online.
Of course, the problem with that is consumers can’t physically see the item that they are buying… until it’s too late. Already this year, we’ve seen multiple instances where buyers thought they were purchasing legitimate iPhones, but upon delivery, received a pear phone, or a pancake instead.
This time, instead of sending blatant counterfeits or food, one cunning vendor came up with a nifty mathematical gimmick, complemented by a Yu-Gi-Oh card.
The idea behind the “Fusion Monster” Yu-Gi-Oh card is that it “represents a combination of two or more monsters,” or in this case, two iPhones.
And by fusing together an iPhone 3 and an iPhone 4, one would naturally receive an iPhone 7. The buyer took a picture of the unusual package she received and posted it on Weibo where it has been shared over a thousand times.
“If you buy two iPhone 7s, you can use a Fusion Monster to turn it into the futuristic iPhone 14,” one netizen suggested.
“Can you lend us the Fusion Monster card for us to use? In return I’ll buy you an iPhone 7,” another commented.
Once again, we are reminded of the Latin phrase “caveat emptor” or “let the buyer beware.” Hopefully, this occurrence will serve as a reminder to us all about the dangers of internet transactions.
Or maybe it was just a silly prank.
Either way, if you are need of a new iPhone 7, talk to Wang Sicong’s dog. She’ll hook you up.
But don’t buy from just anyone on the black market. You’ll never get that sock smell to go away.
By Christopher Shi
[Images via Weibo]