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RECENT SIM LIM SQUARE CASES

WOMAN REPAID $1,010 IN COINS

Last Tuesday, a Chinese national studying here was refunded $1,010 in coins. She had earlier been asked to fork out $1,400, on top of the $1,600 that she had agreed to pay for an iPhone 6 Plus.

She took her case to the Small Claims Tribunal, which ruled that the shop, Mobile Air, owned by Mr Jover Chew, refund her the money.

VIETNAMESE MAN BEGS FOR REFUND

Mr Chew's shop, Mobile Air, struck again on Monday when Mr Pham Van Thoai, 28, a factory worker from Vietnam, went to there to buy an iPhone 6. After paying $950 for the phone, he was told to pay another $1,500 for the warranty.

He eventually lost $550 to the shop and left without the phone. The story of how he knelt, cried and begged the staff went viral.

STUDENT CRIES

On Oct 19, a 19-year-old undergraduate was reduced to tears at Mobile 22 after being told she had to pay $1,000 on top of the $999 she had already paid for an iPhone 6.

She claimed the seller had strategically covered a portion of the contract with his finger, and she found out about it only after she had signed it.

MALAYSIAN DIVER IN PHONE DISPUTE

Last month, Mr Ooi Tze Liang, a 20-year-old Commonwealth Games gold medallist from Malaysia, was overcharged by more than $2,000 for two iPhone 6s at Mobile Planet.

His coaches blamed his poor showing at the Singapore Fina Diving Grand Prix 2014 finals on the dispute. His diving event took place a day after the Sim Lim Square incident.