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Spy
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(02-18-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

On a seperate note, I am going to take down the vid.me videos. There are plenty of reuploads out there anyway and I dont want to risk Nintendo coming after me any more than they already have. I am already out of a Switch and the money I spent on it. But I hope that I have helped answer some questions and gotten people more excited for the console!

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Not sure if I can really talk about it but I will say Nintendo has the console back and I am personally not in any trouble. Other than being out a console and the money I paid for it which really sucks with all the bills I have right now but it isn't going to be the end of the world or anything.

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Again, I probably cant talk about details but after knowing what happened I don't necessarily think Nintendo is wrong for wanting the console back and the people I dealt with have all been very nice and reasonable. And again, I am not in any trouble but didnt feel like pushing my luck by keeping the videos up.

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Technically that is correct. and I might see that money at some point but reading up on it I would probably end up in small claims court which would probably cost more than I would get. So it isn't that I couldn't get the money back, just that I probably wont.

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

I would rather not stir up any negativity with Nintendo right now honestly. And I wouldn't be surprised if they get me a replacement console or something. It just hasn't been discussed as of yet. I'm not angry with them so other people dont need to get angry with them on my behalf..

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Im sure after some time is passed I can clarify some stuff. I would just rather be on the safe side atm.

I know he doesn't want Nintendo to get bad press but this should be known.

UPDATE

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Well I am a barista and we dont usually carry Nintendo products at the cafe. And I am sure it is frustrating that I cant share more details but I am not sure what I can or cant share. For the sake of clarification I will say that I don't think the person I got it from knew and therefore I certainly didn't know but somewhere down the chain some switches had "mysteriously disappeared". So while it was unknown to me, once I found out that it had probably been stolen I did't feel comfortable keeping it.

UPDATE



If a mod feels this thread should be locked, feel free to do so as discussion has started to derail by users not reading the updates
Last edited by MHWilliams; 02-18-2017 at 09:47 PM.
Neoxon
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(02-18-2017, 08:42 PM)
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Well that sucks. I hope that hiphoptherobot is compensated in some way come March 3rd.
sixteen-bit
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(02-18-2017, 08:42 PM)
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WTF?

That's horrible that they weren't even reimbursed for the expense.
tnaden
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(02-18-2017, 08:42 PM)
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I know he doesn't want Nintendo to get bad press but this should be known.

Spy
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Also people should calm down. There are a lot of unknown variables here.
bidguy
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(02-18-2017, 08:42 PM)
how is this even legal ?
Rellik
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neoxon

Well that sucks. I hope that hiphoptherobot is compensated in some way come March 3rd.

We don't even know how he got it yet.

The whole story is suspicious.
VanWinkle
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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What on earth. That's insane.
sir_bumble_bee
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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There's still a lot of information we don't know. Hopefully hiphoptherobot will be able to give us a detailed explanation soon.
killatopak
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Fuck that.

Better get compensated.

Otherwise file for charges and rake in the moneyzzz.
_woLf
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Just to clarify, this was an ordinary preorder from a retailer, right?

Or was it a press one?

That to me is what will define this and Nintendo's behavior for me.

Nintendo can't just "take back" a console that someone legally paid for from a retailer. Really thinking he was press or a youtuber and broke embargo.
Ridley327
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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hiphoptherobot just posted this in the other thread:

Originally Posted by hiphoptherobot

Well I am a barista and we dont usually carry Nintendo products at the cafe. And I am sure it is frustrating that I cant share more details but I am not sure what I can or cant share. For the sake of clarification I will say that I don't think the person I got it from knew and therefore I certainly didn't know but somewhere down the chain some switches had "mysteriously disappeared". So while it was unknown to me, once I found out that it had probably been stolen I did't feel comfortable keeping it.

It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff, if perhaps unknowingly.
vatstep
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Wow.
ReyVGM
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(02-18-2017, 08:43 PM)
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Hopefully he made money off his videos because I find it completely idiotic to have done what he did so close to release and fully knowing Nintendo (or any other company) would have not liked that.
Dierce
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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And all the praise this company keeps getting....
ShinUltramanJ
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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They came to his house and took it? I'm having a tough time buying this.

Edit: I see. Looks like it was a hot unit he had.
Holy Order Sol
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
lmao @ "this should be known"

Originally Posted by tnaden

Spy
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XD
Mega
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
I hope he's reimbursed for a March 3 Switch purchase.
LiK
(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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This is all so silly. Nintendo sounds like the mafia from this. I don't buy any of it.
Rubixcuba
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

hiphoptherobot just posted this in the other thread:



It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff.

Perhaps the thread title should be changed then?
Dark Cloud
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
Wtf man. We don't even know how he got the system in the first place, but yeah it's "fuck Nintendo" like we know this hiphop guy personally...
Rellik
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

hiphoptherobot just posted this in the other thread:



It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff, if perhaps unknowingly.

Yep, it was stolen.

Nintendo did the right thing.
opricnik
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
how the fuck they got console ? ambush his house or something
Yaranaika
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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wtf? This is stupid.
Why would he even respond to Nintendo asking for the unit back?
If a company ships you something, even wrongly, you don't have to give it back, especially if you paid for it.

Edit: ok, so it was probably stolen...never mind.
Last edited by Yaranaika; 02-18-2017 at 08:48 PM.
GaimeGuy
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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It's not his fault he got shipped a product that he legally paid for early. What's he supposed to do, gag himself?

Edit: oh, it was stolen? :x
Brhoom
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(02-18-2017, 08:44 PM)
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That sucks.
ZombiePlatypus
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Wtf Nintendo.
Bobby Roberts
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Wait, hold on: I've seen the videos and all the news attention that came from the unit coming into dude's possession, but I'm not 100% familiar with the story?

I was under the impression dude pre-ordered the unit, the unit was accidentally shipped early, delivered successfully, and that's how/why he was able to make the videos he made.

Is that what happened?

If that's what happened, how the hell does Nintendo (or anyone) get to tell the guy he can't keep it? He bought it. It was delivered. That's a completed transaction.

I'm confused.

edit: as I was typing the details surrounding the acquisition were posted.

Huh.
Neoxon
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff.

Well shit.

Either way, I hope Nintendo compensates hiphoptherobot in some way. Weird how the Switch he got was involved in that kind of shady shit.
Not
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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That sucks that he's out the money. I do hope he gets a replacement. Only fair, it wasn't his fault.
Syinn
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

Yep, it was stolen.

Nintendo did the right thing.


End thread.
Khalifa Jayy
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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How did he even get the console?

Was it legally?

And how did Nintendo confiscate it?

Did they send goons, police, what? How can they simply "take it back?"
NeoRaider
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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If he bought stolen console or obtained in some shady way. There's nothing wrong about what Nintendo did imo.
HandsomeCharles
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(02-18-2017, 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by bidguy

how is this even legal ?

There's probably some legal mumbo-jumbo about it remaining property of Nintendo until release date or something, so he technically bought stolen goods.

Or so i would imagine.
Seik
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Eh...what?

They took back the console but didn't refund what he paid for it?

What the fuck?

Edit: Oh...if it was stolen, then sure...I thought it was case of a retailer failing to wait launch before shipping units.
cheez124
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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this is crazy, not his fault the place he ordered from messed up and shipped it early. hopefully he gets his money back at some point

EDIT: never mind, seems like he got it through some shady people then? in that case, i guess i can see why nintendo would confiscate it
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Messofanego
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Wait, did this GAFer leak stuff and so Nintendo thought he/she is breaching stuff so they took the console back?
notaskwid
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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What? They took it back and he didn't even get the money back?
I would smash it in front of Mr. Nintendo.
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Cerium
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yaranaika

wtf? This is stupid.
Why would he even respond to Nintendo asking for the unit back?
If a company ships you something, even wrongly, you don't have to give it back, especially if you paid for it.

It was stolen.
JayBabay
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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I'm almost certain he's going to be reimbursed, but how did this all go down with them reacquiring the console? Hopefully we get more details because I've never heard of something like this happening.

EDIT: Never mind about the reimbursement, sounds like it wasn't obtained in the most honest way? I just remember reading something about buying it from a retailer who mistakenly let it go early and believed it.
Last edited by JayBabay; 02-18-2017 at 08:56 PM.
Rubixcuba
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

Yep, it was stolen.

Nintendo did the right thing.

This should be known
DNAbro
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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What a twist.
What will come next?
LinkSlayer64
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

hiphoptherobot just posted this in the other thread:



It sounds like the guy he got it from may have been involved in some shady stuff, if perhaps unknowingly.

Edit the OP and title, this is pertinent information.
Spirited
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Could we calm down and actually wait until we get some more info, because this sounds shady as all hell lol

EDIT: oh
UnemployedVillain
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(02-18-2017, 08:46 PM)
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Taken it back how? Where did they even get his address from? What could they legally do to force him to comply? We're missing so many details from this story it's hard to wrap my head around it
Neoxon
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(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rellik

Yep, it was stolen.

Nintendo did the right thing.

Either way, Nintendo should at least throw hiphoptherobot a bone for getting screwed out of $300 due to the whole situation.

I mean, I get that they don't have to, but it'd be nice.
goldenpp72
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(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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People are really, really stupid. I can't believe anyone just thinks Nintendo basically stole from this person, there is clearly more to this than we know, it doesn't take much thought to see why.
Biske
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(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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This is why you don't post about things on the internet.


I dunno his situation and posts above makes it seem like he got it from a guy who got it through shady means, and not a simple "best buy sent it early kind of thing"

Which it has to be something shady.


If I ordered online from amazon, best buy, who ever, and got it early, and was talking about it and Nintendo wanted it back? I'd be like fuck you, fight me.

If it was stolen or shady stuff, then thats more complicated.
BronsonLee
(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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It looks like Nintendo






hit the switch
Dystify
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(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spy

I know he doesn't want Nintendo to get bad press but this should be known.

The moment he posted about it being taken away it was gonna be all over the news. So yeah.
Pops Maellard
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(02-18-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seik

Eh...what?

They took back the console but didn't refund what he paid for it?

What the fuck?

I don't think this is confirmed in any way but it definitely sounds like the console was stolen or obtained through other less than legal methods. So it's not as if he just bought it legally from a Target or local game store that fucked up and broke street date, and Nintendo swooped in and confiscated the hardware and didn't provide a refund.

If you bought a stolen item on Craigslist and the police got involved and took it back, it's not like you'd be refunded.

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