Is it a crime for a business to charge more than the manufacturer charges under false claims of providing international warranty?
I went to the electronics store at the Dolphin Mall. I am willing ot provide the name of the store if you choose to do some investigative reporting. I first went to the store to purchase a Samsung Notebook. I left the store feeling sleezy knowing that I had just been hussled. I paid $500 for a Samsung notebook n210 which I have seen on numerous websites for $250-$300. The only difference between the ones I have seen online and the one I was sold is the one I was sold had 2G of memory as opposed to 1G on the websites. The orignial price Jorge quoted me was $650. After leaving the store knowing I had been hustled I deicded I should return the notebook and get my money back. Unfortunately, I looked at the receipt and it said no refunds. Disappointed I decided to go exchange it and get something worth the money an Ipad. When I returned to the store they quoted me $649 for the 32G Ipad which retails for $599 at Best Buy, Tiger Direct, and Apple. I asked why it was $50 more than everywhere else and they told me it was because it was for the international warranty. I asked what do I get with the international warranty I was told I could take it to the Apple store and they would repair or replace it. I asked how long wa sthe warranty good for and they said one year. Basically they are trying to charge $50 for the same factory warranty that Apple already provides. I left the mall and called Apple. Apple verified that there was no such thing as an international warranty. I then had my girlfriend call to get a price on the 32G Ipad. She was quoted $699. I am sure these employees work on commission which motivates them to jack up the prices. I am a soldier in the U.S. Army stationed here at SOUTHCOM. I went into the store in my uniform and left feeling even more disqusted that one of the salesperson actually try to speak ot me about serving.