Some words of wisdom: If a man at a gas station offers to sell you a severely discounted gadget, say no and drive away.

That's what Jalonta Freeman of Arlington, Texas should have done. Yahoo! News reports that Freeman was approached by a man at a gas station who offered her an iPad for $200. The man told her that the model he had usually retailed for $800, but he was willing to let it go for cheap. Not wanting to pass up such a good deal with the holidays right around the corner, Freeman paid for that tablet in cash.

When the box was opened, Freeman and her family discovered that the tablet was actually a mirror disguised as an iPad. The mirror had Apple decals and a paper front that looked like the iPad's home screen.

What did Freeman learn from this experience? "Don't buy nothing on the streets from nobody." Texas cops said crimes like this are common during the holiday season, so be on the look out. Don't get got. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 

[Yahoo! News via BetaBeat