Item sold by reseller Top10Electronics FALSELY ADV
I found this on Buy.com after doing an exact manufacturer part # search from Apple (A1357) and bought this expecting it to be the retail packaged version containing everything that the retail package should. 1) I received the bulk package version with the separate components separately ziplock bagged in an OEM/bulk bag and shrink wrap instead of the manual and other stuff that comes wit a retail package. AND (more importantly) 2) It's MISSING the USB data power charging cable that IS included in the retail packaged version. I KNOW this is SUPPOSED to come with it because I bought the retail packaged version for $30 + tax at the Apple Store. The cost of buying that missing cable (MA591G/B) is $19 and would make the entire purchase close to $10 more than had I just bought another retail packaged version directly from Apple store. 3) When I notified the seller I never got a response. I notified Buy.com and got a response from Buy.com indicating that it was not supposed to come with the cable and is as pictured. Given that it was not labeled as OEM/bulk (and not retail), this is ABSOLUTELY FALSE. They did offer to send the missile cables free of charge, I'm still waiting to here back to see how soon they will do so. Intentional or not, this is CLASSIC BAIT & SWITCH by failing to properly disclose the version of the product being sold.
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