Submitted by GreenRanger 1062d ago | news

Talladega Mom Buys Nintendo 3DS, Gets A Box Full Of Rocks

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. (3DS)

deadfrag  +   1063d ago
The world we live in unfortunatly!
IAMERROR  +   1062d ago | Funny
The Nintendo 3DS Rocks!
neoMAXMLC  +   1062d ago
n4f  +   1062d ago
its became an annual tradition
last year it was a ds and a ps3
FriedGoat  +   1062d ago
Tbh It wouldn't make a difference to me, my 3DS pretty much acts as a bunch of rocks since I got my vita.
freezola75  +   1062d ago
I see what you did there! LMAO!! !!!! !!!
fresh2death93  +   1062d ago
I see what you did there >_>
360ICE  +   1062d ago
At least now we know...
( •_•)>⌐■-■
...that the games will be hard.

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Trunkz Jr  +   1062d ago
I bet the kid is jealous of the other kid with porn on his 3DS.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1062d ago
Bet it still loads apps faster than wiiU.
AzaziL  +   1062d ago
More like the store we shop at, Walmart is filled with trashy employees so its no surprise the majority of these incidents happens with them.

That said, anyone that buys something worth more than $100 and doesn't check if the seals are broken is about as smart as a box of rocks.
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ArabianKnight01  +   1062d ago
How do we know she didnt put rocks in it and when she returned it said "hey my son opened this and it was rocks you ruined xmas for a lil boy." Then walk out with another 3DS... Hmmmm pray tell?
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GreenRanger  +   1063d ago | Funny
First porn and now rocks?!
I guess Nintendo really is for the hardcore after all.
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nevin1  +   1062d ago
Your just mad a Green Ranger action figure wasn't found.
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live2play  +   1062d ago
had to login on my wiiu
just to tell you that joke SUH! UCKED!
TristanV1  +   1061d ago
Worst joke ever
TheModernKamikaze  +   1062d ago
Wasn't there another news about a similar case year ago?
Seraphim  +   1062d ago
yes, Monkey see, Monkey do. Good job journalists.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1062d ago

You're the only one on this site who's jokes is consistently funny.
BlackWolf  +   1063d ago
Well, what a sad things this is.
Tonester925  +   1062d ago
That's nothing! Imagine buying a HD Flatscreen and when you get home...... it's an oven door.
BlackWolf  +   1062d ago
PygmelionHunter  +   1062d ago
...Did that really happen?
Tonester925  +   1061d ago
@Above Yeah it did lol Google it!
nevin1  +   1062d ago
lol@ Rocks
Root  +   1062d ago
Ricky Bobby is going to be upset
KrisButtar  +   1062d ago
thats what went through my mind, shake & bake
Mathew9R   1062d ago | Spam
chukamachine  +   1062d ago
The rocks will be more entertaining.
Bathyj  +   1062d ago
Thats too funny. i once did the same thing to my sister.
claud3  +   1062d ago
they will be shipping sticks next... What is going on
josephayal  +   1062d ago
Ben Grimm 3DS Limited Edition
MadMen  +   1062d ago
someones been bad this yr and got a box of rocks =)
MasterCornholio  +   1062d ago
Cool they final made a Rock Man Legends bundle.


Sorry Megaman fans for bringing back the memories of the cancelled mega man game. No hurt feelings.
Starbucks_Fan  +   1062d ago
"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."

Griffin4871  +   1062d ago
I was about to quote this. This made me lol
porkChop  +   1062d ago
The employees were ALREADY supposed to be checking returned items. That's a standard policy in pretty much any retail chain. Lazy workers these days...
rainslacker  +   1062d ago
Yep, Wal-mart, and most every other major and minor retailer, also scans the serial number as well. It's either printed on the box, or there's a window on the box to see it on the device. When they're returned they check that serial number against the one on the receipt. If they don't match your SOL. Although I do believe Wal-Mart has an exchange policy with no receipt. They do this to prevent people from replacing their defective systems, because the retailer gets no credit from the distributor for a defective system if it wasn't the one originally sold.
BlmThug  +   1062d ago
Whilst this is happening, kids are needlessly dying in third world nations. Box of rocks doesn't seem that bad now eh
mynameisEvil  +   1062d ago
You're right, I should send more health potions to those kids to cure what ails them.

I. Am. The. Nicest. Person.
porkChop  +   1062d ago
I really can't stand when people needlessly bring up things like this every chance they get. Do children die every day in 3rd world countries? Yes, and it's unfortunate. They deserve much better than the life they are given. But that is completely unrelated to the topic at hand, and it's pathetic that people bring it up all the time. If you're so concerned about these children then donate to charity or something, do something to help them, sitting here bringing it up isn't going to help those children any more than not saying anything at all. I do what I can to help whenever possible, but I don't act all smug about it or rub the issues in peoples faces. That's wrong and you should be ashamed of yourself.
rainslacker  +   1062d ago
Are you employed making those guilt ridden commercials about children in 3rd world countries, or perhaps those ones for how so many animals are killed so we should feel guilty.
Game3s  +   1062d ago
Poor kid must have been shocking.
Hicken  +   1062d ago
Must have rocked his whole world.
kupomogli  +   1062d ago
Maybe the parents were trying to tell him something. Santa brought you coal for Christmas bi***!!

Just kidding.
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avengers1978  +   1062d ago
Sounds like Walmart employees selling to me. I could see If she bought this on eBay, or Craigslist, but there is no reason something like this should happen at a retail store
wiiulee  +   1062d ago
wow not right at all....i hope she gets one for her son.....the kid need to have the winner of the handheld war this generation...oops last too, and before that....3ds is hot right now
MmaFan-Qc  +   1062d ago
i hope your using lube with your hardcore fanboi masturbation.
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zgoldenlionz  +   1062d ago
How Is this news? Lol, shame on the retailer that did the return without checking the content of the box first. Also shame on the jerk that did that, but if the retailer did their job the deuche would have been caught red handed and probably blacklisted from doing future returns.
Yodagamer  +   1062d ago
It seems to happen all the time at walmart O.o, i've heard cases of ds, ps3, and even an ipad having similar problems.
cee773  +   1062d ago
Shake & bake

the old ricky bobby maneuver huh lmao

only in talledega
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CDzNutts  +   1062d ago
Yes, Wal-Mart employees do not check their returned merchandise before re-stocking them. Why? Because it's Wal-Mart.

No news here.
YodaCracker  +   1062d ago
Weird... Last time I bought a box of rocks there was a Nintendo 3DS in there. I assumed it was a mix-up at the factory but now I'm curious.
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sarshelyam  +   1062d ago
"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."

It was quoted above, but damn if whomever this quotes doesn't make themselves look like complete idiots. Why the hell you wouldn't enforce this policy further beforehand when taking in ANY item, not just items over a certain pricepoint. For crying out loud...this is why I don't buy from Walmart. Who knows how many hands have touched that new product, if the product is even in there.
Indo  +   1062d ago
Nothing wrong here
weerertyfy   1062d ago | Spam
TBONEJF  +   1062d ago
WTF are these Wal Mart stores keep getting ROCKS in 3DS boxes for? I personally work in the Electronics Dept and never see any rocks on any 3DS returns.
isyourhouseonfire  +   1062d ago
Sheesh, this lady has the nerve to replace the 3DS with rocks to try and get a refund? I hate people like this... They make sellers scared to sell and soon we have nothing left to buy online for a good price.
Main_Street_Saint  +   1061d ago
The rocks are in 3D, right?
zgoldenlionz  +   1061d ago
They better be or I'd demand a refund!
Main_Street_Saint  +   1059d ago
New year, new bubble vote for you!

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