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Currygan
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(12-30-2012, 07:50 PM)
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http://www.myfoxal.com/story/2043718...-full-of-rocks


TALLADEGA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Scam artists worked to ruin Christmas this year for one Talladega boy.

The boy's mom bought her son a Nintendo gaming system but when the boy opened the box there was no Nintendo. Instead the box was full of rocks wrapped in tissue paper.

The mom bought the Nintendo from a Wal-Mart in Talladega. She explained to the store what happened, and the store gave her a new Nintendo.

"Check your merchandise. Just check it before you leave the store, make sure it's in there and don't get home and be surprised, like if you found what I found," the mom said.

A similar scam is going on involving iPads. Instead of an iPad being inside the box, it's filled with notepads.

Wal-Mart tells us this is happening because people buy the merchandise and then return it to the store with the items missing. Employees are now checking the returned merchandise.


what's with 3DS and unhappy children these days?
GrayFoxPL
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(12-30-2012, 07:51 PM)
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3DS Rocks!
neorej
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(12-30-2012, 07:51 PM)
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At least it's not porn.
Escape Goat
(12-30-2012, 07:51 PM)
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Shiggy knows when you've been good or bad so be good for goodness sakes.
Hilti92
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(12-30-2012, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

nailed it.
Currygan
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(12-30-2012, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

totally wasn't expecting that :D
RoyalFool
(12-30-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Pikmin 3DS viral marketing folks!
EmCeeGramr
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(12-30-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Aquamarine
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(12-30-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Wal-Mart tells us this is happening because people buy the merchandise and then return it to the store with the items missing. Employees are now checking the returned merchandise.

You would think they would do that BEFORE they refund people's money...
Mileena
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(12-30-2012, 07:53 PM)
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but were they crying
thefit
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(12-30-2012, 07:54 PM)
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I bet its actually a ps vita.
Fuzzy
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(12-30-2012, 07:54 PM)
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Would've been better if it was coal.
boutdown
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(12-30-2012, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(12-30-2012, 07:54 PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjRgVcbGd4
Loxley
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(12-30-2012, 07:55 PM)
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You guys hear about that new Nintendo?
Nazgul11
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(12-30-2012, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

First post comin' in hot.
Baconsammy
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(12-30-2012, 07:56 PM)
This kid got rocks, the kid with the porn got his rocks off. Unfair!
Currygan
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(12-30-2012, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by thefit

I bet its actually a ps vita.

I was going to make a bannable reply to this
Conor 419
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(12-30-2012, 07:56 PM)

Originally Posted by thefit

I bet its actually a ps vita.

Gahahhahaha
LiK
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(12-30-2012, 07:56 PM)
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Wal-Mart tells us this is happening because people buy the merchandise and then return it to the store with the items missing. Employees are now checking the returned merchandise.

wtf, they should be doing that already.
Party Popper
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(12-30-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

Originally Posted by Wario64

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwjRgVcbGd4

http://youtu.be/H47ow4_Cmk0
Wario64
works for Gamestop (lol)
(12-30-2012, 07:57 PM)

Originally Posted by LiK

wtf, they should be doing that already.

I think it means they're checking all returned merchandise even if it's unopened
Karsticles
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(12-30-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Employees are now checking the returned merchandise.

Why weren't they before?
cvxfreak
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(12-30-2012, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

wtf, they should be doing that already.

No kidding. A quick look in the box would do the trick.
Aquamarine
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(12-30-2012, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Loxley

You guys hear about that new Nintendo?

It's a shame there was no Nintendo in that guy's box.
Lonely1
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(12-30-2012, 08:01 PM)
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He got a better deal anyway.
The Faceless Master
(12-30-2012, 08:02 PM)
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at least the kid who got the used one got a working console!
KeiichiInafune
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(12-30-2012, 08:04 PM)
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At least she got him an XL, that mom really loves her son.
VanillaCakeIsBurning
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(12-30-2012, 08:04 PM)
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At least he has a Nintendo to play with now.
Senator Soufflé
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(12-30-2012, 08:05 PM)
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Do people actually call 3DS / Wiis, a Nintendo or is that just really rubbish article writing?
PigSpeakers
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(12-30-2012, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Karsticles

Why weren't they before?

Probably because hyper-sensitive customers would get OFFENDED if you checked their merchandise that they were returning to make sure they weren't scamming you. People get their feelings hurt if they're not trusted by someone who doesn't know them at all. You might lose customers that way.
LiK
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(12-30-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by PigSpeakers

Probably because hyper-sensitive customers would get OFFENDED if you checked their merchandise that they were returning to make sure they weren't scamming you. People get their feelings hurt if they're not trusted by someone who doesn't know them at all. You might lose customers that way.

that's silly. gotta check to make sure everything is returned. all the Best Buys, Targets and even Costcos would open it and take a look before accepting them. maybe some accessories are missing but gotta check if the main merch is in the box.
Dedication Through Light
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(12-30-2012, 08:13 PM)
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This holiday season really has some strange stories, I cant imagine peoples face at receiving a box full of notepads.
Skilotonn
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(12-30-2012, 08:14 PM)
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Another plus again to not buying used - they didn't even open the returned box to check if it was working, let alone see the condition it was in.
Floex
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(12-30-2012, 08:15 PM)
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Wha? I'm returning my newley bought 3DS for some of those sweet Nintendo rocks

Nintendo does it again!
jello44
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(12-30-2012, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

You would think they would do that BEFORE they refund people's money...

They must have resealed it somehow and the employee didn't double check. They can't just open a new box to make sure everything is inside, because they intend to resell it.

That's how I picture it.
Aquamarine
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(12-30-2012, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by VanillaCakeIsBurning

At least he has a Nintendo to play with now.

I wonder how many other Nintendos were affected by the scam artists.
krümel
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(12-30-2012, 08:23 PM)

Originally Posted by GrayFoxPL

3DS Rocks!

Hahaa. Best. :))
I think the same.
hitmon
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(12-30-2012, 08:24 PM)
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Seems like this happens every year. Some system gets replaced by rocks.
BurnOutBrighter
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(12-30-2012, 08:25 PM)
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And my Xbox 360 turned into a brick, what's your point?
KDash31987
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(12-30-2012, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Senator Soufflé

Do people actually call 3DS / Wiis, a Nintendo or is that just really rubbish article writing?

Yes, this actually happens. I've heard so many people refer to video game consoles in general as "Nintendo's," that it's not even funny any more.

I've also heard a bunch of people call them all "Atari's"...
GrizzNKev
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(12-30-2012, 08:28 PM)
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I hope my mom buys me Los Nintendos.
Camp Lo
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(12-30-2012, 08:29 PM)
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An ex-coworker of mine sold bricks in 360 boxes on eBay. I wonder what he's up to nowadays.
feel
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(12-30-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Employees are now checking the returned merchandise.

NOW they will start checking for the devices inside the boxes?? WHAT THE FUCK.
Neiteio
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(12-30-2012, 08:29 PM)
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Are you sure they were really rocks?

makingmusic476
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(12-30-2012, 08:30 PM)
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Didn't this exact same situation happen with a returned console at Wal-mart several years back?

I wanna say it was a DS, but it may have been a 360 or ps3. My fuzzy memory is telling me it wasn't a Wii or PSP, though.
KefkaPalazzo
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(12-30-2012, 08:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by EmCeeGramr


This should of been the first reply.

Poor lad.
:(
Riposte
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(12-30-2012, 08:31 PM)
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At least rocks are region free.
hitmon
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(12-30-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by makingmusic476

Didn't this exact same situation happen with a returned console at Wal-mart several years back?

I wanna say it was a DS, but it may have been a 360 or ps3.

Yeah, I think you are right about it being a DS. It was a Nintendo system.
Vidiot
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(12-30-2012, 08:32 PM)
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Look on the bright side, at least the rocks are region free.

Edit: WESKER!

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