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Submitted by Valay 2479d ago | news

Boy finds pile of rocks inside new DS box

Now this is a bit strange. Normally, when one purchases a DS, he/she would probably expect to find a handheld inside. But for one 16-year-old, that was not the case at all. (Culture, Nintendo DS)

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deshon09  +   2479d ago
that sucks
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2479d ago
This exact same thing happened to me when I went to buy my first PSP a couple years back. Got home, opened the box, there they were. I pulled some fingerprints off the rocks and ran them through APHIS. Got a hit, found the person, cut off his hands with a chainsaw and watched him bleed to death.
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evrfighter  +   2479d ago
I had a friend that worked at at circuit city who would steal hard drives, video cards...consoles. Filled the boxes with broken hard drives, video cards and consoles he brought from home.

He never got busted for it.
ThanatosDMC  +   2479d ago
HAHAHAH! You should try working at Fry's Electronics. You dilly dally around for hours talking with your co-workers about anything and you get paid for it. You have to walk around your department from time to time though. The pay is okay for a summer job. But they usually clean out their employees every season. Good experience.
Seraphim  +   2479d ago
Lol, that was brilliant -Ghost of Sparta- Cruel and Unusual punishment? What cruel about chopping a thieves hands off? They did it hen Jesus walked the earth. ;)

retail fraud. everyone's doing it. We're always getting screwed. Why not screw them?

Seriously. This is serious, and not something to laugh about. People are always finding a way to scam the system. It doesn't help that no one at most stores actually check the returns either. When I first bought my xbox way back when (Ninja Gaiden), I came home to find a used system that was absolutely disgusting & covered in filth stuffed inside my box. I had to fight with the store for a week because they "claimed" I swapped out the new one for my old one. Seriously, if that were the case I would not have mentioned that would I? No, I'd have brought it back and said NOTHING. Anyway, though probably rare it is certainly a problem. People need to learn to actually check what they buy before they leave the store nowadays to ensure they're getting what they paid for....
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ThanatosDMC  +   2479d ago
Stuff like this is more rampant on ebay. Those that buy the box of the item without any item in it. Then the seller justifies the sale because it actually does say the box only and that there's nothing inside. Sad, but true.
Raz  +   2479d ago
Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware. Not paying until you see the goods is a good policy; checking boxes before you leave; checking receipts to make sure the cashier didn't overcharge you; etc etc.

For stuff like eBay there's a complaint process. Read carefully and don't buy from anyone below a 100% approval rating if you can help it. Check comments from other buyers...etc etc.

It'd be nice if more people were honest (and/or intelligent) but it's your money, so the responsibility to take good care of it is yours too.

Certainly not the kid's fault, of course - but at least he still got his gift.
FlameBaitGod  +   2479d ago
Must b the special edition one
TheRealSpy02  +   2479d ago
a lady buys a cup of HOT coffee and burns the hell outta herself. she gets 3 million dollars for her own stupidity.

a lady buys a ds box at walmart and gets rocks. they offer her nothing, not even her money back. then is given 20 dollars for the grief after she files a complaint.

anyone see an imbalance here?
Buttons  +   2479d ago
"a lady buys a cup of HOT coffee and burns the hell outta herself. she gets 3 million dollars for her own stupidity. "
This is not true. The judge reduced the amount to $640,000 and then they letter settled out of court
Nikuma  +   2479d ago
Did you know that the HOT coffee she burned herself on actually melted through the cup and burned her? It wasn't like she was just retarded and spilled it in her lap.
TheDude2dot0  +   2479d ago

Actually she was. She had the coffee between her legs and it spilled out of the lid onto her legs. It did not melt the cup.
f789790  +   2478d ago
Facts for that coffee case
1. Mrs. Liebeck's car was not moving; it was parked. Her son-in-law was driving. Not her.
2. The coffee was scalding (180-190 degrees) which can cook all layers of skin within 7 seconds. It was not as hot as normal coffee (135-140 degrees).
3. Mrs. Liebeck asked for payment of her medical bills before filing suit. She did not want to sue.
4. She spent eight days in the hospital and had painful skin grafts and debridement treatments.
5. Her genitalia and buttocks had third degree burns. The skin on those sensitive places of her body had to be peeled off, then other skin from her body had to be peeled off and then placed on her genitalia and buttocks.
6. McDonald's rejected her offer and then mediation, insisting on a trial.
7. McDonald's admitted its coffee was 40 to 50 degrees hotter than is fit for human consumption.
8. Mrs. Liebeck suffered third-degree burns over 6 percent of her body.
9. McDonald's knew more than 700 people, including babies, had been burned by its coffee.
10. McDonald's told the jury it wouldn't lower its coffee's temperature, prompting the jury to punish the corporation.
11. The jury awarded $200,000 for "out of pocket" economic damages, reduced to $160,000 because it found Mrs. Liebeck 20 percent at fault.
12. The jury's decision to punish McDonald's with $2.7 million in punitive damages for blatant misconduct was reasoned: That's two days of coffee sales for McDonald's.
13. At trial, Judge Robert Hayes Scott reduced the punitives to three times actual damages--$480,000.10. Post-verdict mediation was ordered, the case settled, and there was no appeal.
11. McDonald's immediately lowered the temperature of its coffee.

Edit: Wait why were babies burned by the coffee?
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lsujester  +   2478d ago
@ 1.12

I have literally seen women holding infants with one arm while drinking things with the other. Granted, it was a coke, but it wouldn't surprise me to know some woman spilled hot coffee on her baby.
pamkhat  +   2479d ago
Wal-Mart needs to label their returned products somehow. Of course, they should check the product when it's returned. But then re-wrap it and label it as such. I guess people wouldn't pay full price then.
Seraphim  +   2479d ago
I don't think it has anything to do w/ labeling. But they DO NEED to CHECK. If someone brings it back claiming it's still new/sealed they don't think twice to look at it to make sure everything is in fact there/new.
TenSteps  +   2479d ago
Still not as sad (or funny) as the kid whose parents bought him a PS3 for Christmas and when the kid opened the PS3's box...

there it was...

a phone book
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2479d ago
Can't stop laughing.
CaptainKratos  +   2479d ago
oh snap
i remember!!!
-x.Red.x-  +   2479d ago
good times
Dimitri  +   2479d ago
This is such a bullshi.t.
Reevr  +   2479d ago
Lol what's a 16 year old doing buying a DS? Has he not heard of a PSP?
Rourker  +   2479d ago
DS are where its at
I know this because Beyonce has one.

PS I accidentally disagreed with you, I mistaken it for the reply because I apparently can't read.
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PatDH  +   2479d ago
Beyonce is gross lol.

My opinion.

Edit: On-topic - Lol! That would suck, but it's pretty funny aswell. Did he not notice that perhaps when he moved the box that it sounded a bit strange? You know.. that it may of had rocks in it? Hahaha.
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- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2479d ago
@ Rourker
You mean this girl?
Rourker  +   2479d ago
@ ghost of sparta
that was before she played brain age
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   2479d ago
MasterChief3624  +   2479d ago
First that 6 year-old gets a porn-ravaged PSP....
...and now a kid finds out his brand new DS is actually non-existent, and is instead just a bunch of rocks...

What the hell is going on with Wal-Mart lately?

I know they are not the most trustworthy corporation... There is a lot of shady stuff going down behind the scenes. However, I have never heard of such out-there stories like this, and we have two of them in a row in virtually the same week.

Makes you wonder... :(
CobraKai  +   2479d ago
I'd rather get the porn ravaged PSP
Marojado  +   2478d ago
Kids have a million uses for rocks. Beating people down, breaking pensioners' windows. How could he not be happy? That said, maybe this kid could swap his rocks for the 6 year's PSPorn, he'd probably appreciate that even more.
Hiruma Youchi  +   2479d ago
not cool
Strife Lives  +   2479d ago
Somebody stole the DS while it was in storage,and put rocks in the box to make it heavy.
Last time I saw such criminality,is when I saw a dude at a Game shop take the price barcode sticker from a PS2 game and stick in on a PS3 game and pay for it and left the store.and the stupid sales clerk didnt even notice anything.thieves nowadays,they take chances. . . .when theyre cheapskate antics catch up with them. . ,they'll regret it.
BLuKhaos  +   2478d ago
if that store where that dude that switched the tags was GS then he wasn't stealing,he was just being a smart shopper.Even if it was not GS,he DID pay for it so,whether or not the amount paid was fair, technically it was not stealing.
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Persistantthug  +   2479d ago
Actually, alot of people don't know to check boxes right in front of register at or before purchase.
When I bought my PS3 at Frys Electronics 4 months ago, right after I purchased it I asked the cashier for scissors so I could cut the bands and open the box, and check-matched the serial numbers.

Always, ALWAYS check the box before you take it out of said store.....Always.
Marty8370  +   2479d ago
He'll have more fun playing with them rocks than a DS.
Theoneneo81  +   2475d ago
exactly what i was gonna say Zing..
devilhunterx  +   2479d ago
How could he tell a difference?
oldsnayke  +   2479d ago
This becoming old. People are just making this sh*t up - a kid finds porn in his new PSP, kid finds phonebook in PS3 box, kid finds pile of rocks in his new DS box. What next? Wife finds rotting corpse of a raccoon in her husband's new Xbox box?
PS360PCROCKS  +   2478d ago
It's not a lie. I've returned broken systems that I tampered with. I've known people who have returned systems with phone books in them. If it's not open, the stores won't check it, the key is to make it not look open. I've watched people do it. I watched people when I worked at Target steal electronics all the time and shove other stuff in the boxes. People are just ridiculous
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maxcer  +   2479d ago
Arkem  +   2479d ago
Well there's no need to feel bad for the kid because he can either trade those rocks to that guy for an actual DS or start his own rock collection. XD
xino  +   2479d ago
The boy got hustled.
the boy got conned! The boy was greedy and went to a site to find a cheaper DS.

I watched a show about this The Real Hustler.
CobraKai  +   2479d ago
A good friend of mine told me that the DS "rocks". i guess he was right all along.
gumgum99  +   2479d ago
gumgum99  +   2479d ago
"Boy finds pile of rocks inside new DS box"
uh oh...

someone got Nintendo roll'd
ASSASSYN 36o  +   2478d ago
What a lucky kid. You don't get rocks every day! I am jealous!
CobraKai  +   2478d ago
He shouldn't take it for "granite"
xg-ei8ht  +   2478d ago
Strangely enough
Another boy opened a 360 box, and realised it was a piece of sh^t
PS360PCROCKS  +   2478d ago
haha funny comment on that page...
"I’m glad to know that Wal- Mart uses the technology given to find out the deeper truth of what actually goes in and out from their stores"

Lol ya like when my 360 broke 3 times and I just went and bought the cheapest version, opened it, took out the actual part of the system the metal casing, put my broken one in the new casing and returned it? Lol ya Wal-Mart are geniuses. It's okay though, Microsoft is the one who payed, not me.
Ninjamonkey  +   2478d ago
wow thats bad...

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