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kluang 04-28-2009 08:30 PM

Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/p...ds-box/1308945

Quote:

April 27 2:53 P.M.

Jodi Wykle knew her son would be thrilled when she gave him a new Nintendo DS for his birthday.

Instead, he was rocked.

According to WTSP-TV, the confused teen opened up his gift only to find bunch of stones and a rolled up Chinese newspaper in place of the popular handheld.

Needless to say, mom was equally stunned.

"When he opened it, he was pulling the seal off, my sister-in-law carries a pocket knife and she opened it and that's when he pulled it out and it was Chinese newspaper and a bunch of rocks," she explained.

The troubling discovery prompted the Florida woman to contact the local Wal-Mart where she bought the curious box and complain, but reportedly workers there told her it wasn't their problem and that she should contact Nintendo instead. Of course, Nintendo told her roughly the same thing, leaving mother and son with a $138 box of rocks.

"They don't want to do nothing. They want me to keep the box of rocks. I'm not buying a box of rocks for $138," she said.

Amazingly enough, however, Wal-Mart soon caved after learning that the same box of rocks had been previously returned by another disgruntled customer. How exactly it made it back onto store shelves remains a mystery, but for her troubles, Wykle was given a full refund and a $20 gift card.

It's not the first time Wal-Mart has gotten into hot water for selling a questionable handheld. Earlier this month, a PSP system bought at a different Wal-Mart store in Florida was found to contain a memory stick filled with pornographic images.
All I got was a $138 rocks.

Freshgrease 04-28-2009 10:51 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
Man. I want that PSP mentioned /s.

Spiegel 04-28-2009 11:37 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Freshgrease (Post 1694831)
Man. I want that PSP mentioned /s.

its no wonder there have been a spike in sales recently for the PSP. i also want the bundle pack.

Freshgrease 04-29-2009 12:06 AM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
When I was looking at the original one at launch, the Gamestop guy was like "Dude, this is for porn! Let me show you some!"

Needless to say I bought one.

kluang 04-29-2009 07:31 AM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
I knew chinese are making pirated copy of PSP, but I dun think they made it from rocks

Nagato 04-30-2009 03:01 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
when you say rocks....

Mishima_Setsuna 05-09-2009 09:39 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
Made in China DS

Mal 05-10-2009 04:40 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
Why is this surprising to anyone? Obviously the Wal-Mart employees are too stupid to make sure the returned box actually contains what it's supposed to.

The same thing happened to a friend of mine who worked in retail, except when he was putting the car stereo back on the shelf, the box ripped open and out fell the brick the customer had returned.

Kabuto the Stampede 05-10-2009 04:54 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
This must mean something. Rocks are planning to take over the media world!

Mal 05-10-2009 05:29 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
Or, it means you're not funny in the least.

Mishima_Setsuna 05-10-2009 11:33 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
he was just trying out, he was just trying out, be cool. Everyones needs a try.

miho_san 05-11-2009 09:53 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
^hmm... those are quite the expensive rocks, i must say...

TucanaTheToucan 05-20-2009 04:46 PM

Re: Florida teen got rocks in Nintendo DS box
 
I say that's a total rip-off!
I'd issue a complaint if I got something else other than what's expected in the box, or even nothing at all!


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