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Idiotic Xbox controller return receipt

The customer is always dumb. (Culture, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Kran  +   1480d ago
Is this a joke?

Like.... seriously?
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SilentNegotiator  +   1479d ago
Could just as easily be fake as it could be real.

To be fair, it could have been a little kid getting it or a parent that's completely ignorant to how game systems work. To go straight to "idiot" doesn't NECESSARILY seem fair.
Kran  +   1479d ago
Yeah. I mean I know you can get Xbox 360 stylized controllers for the PS3, but this seems just silly. :/
thorstein  +   1479d ago
Consider that a kid/adult probably received it for Xmas. Then said child/adult returned it to the store because he/she didn't own an Xbox but rather a PS.

Case solved! New Headline: Idiot posts pictures to
princejb134  +   1479d ago
funny customer
but yea i agree it could be a ignorant parent
my parents call all game consoles nintendo
HammockGames  +   1479d ago
Believe it or not, I had something similar happen at Best Buy. By a Geek Squad member no less.

My old 360's disk drive died under warranty so I brought it for an exchange. The service employee turned it over to the Geek Squad. So over marches a 60+ year old woman who looked like she had no clue what an Xbox was. She hooks it up to the correct cables but - wait for it - tries to us a PS3 controller to start it up (via controller). That doesn't work so she pushes the power button but then continues to try to use the PS3 controller to navigate the menu and open the disk drive. After 5 minutes of this - and ignoring my fairly gentle alerts that she had wasn't going to get anywhere with the current method - she finally called over another employee who took over to finish up the trouble shooting (and who was kind enough to try not to embarrass her).

I'm not quite sure how this old gal was hired in as a Geek Squad member. Hopefully she has some tech skill of some kind, but she sure didn't demonstrate it to me!
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guitarded77  +   1479d ago

I think that's the situation with many people. Those who aren't involved with gaming, just don't know... they know the name Nintendo and that it's associated with games. Like in Texas every soda is a Coke... It's like asking a non guitar player to pick out the $100.00, $1,000.00, $10,000.00 and $100,000.00 guitars from a line-up... most couldn't do it. It doesn't make them stupid... even though it says XBOX 360 on the controller packing... okay, maybe a little stupid :D All that said, I think you made a great point.
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Why o why  +   1479d ago

good man, some people woulda just acted like an idiot. You must have a girlfriend or wife
ziggurcat  +   1479d ago
no, you can pretty much go straight to "idiot" on this one.

it's an X360 controller, in its original X360 packaging. pretty hard to *not* see that it won't connect to the PS3.
ziggurcat  +   1479d ago
you people have way too much faith in humanity...
Blaine  +   1479d ago

Yes, it's fair! I've worked in retail... It makes you lose a lot of hope in humanity.
Pozzle  +   1479d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if it's real. A lot of people don't even know (or care) about the basics of video games. Hell, I once caught my mom trying to put a Nintendo 64 cartridge into a Wii. She couldn't figure out where the cartridge slot was. lol

...and my mom's a gamer. So she isn't completely clueless when it comes to games. She just figured that since it said "Nintendo" on the front, it would be able to play all Nintendo games.

It's easy for people who aren't hardcore gamers to make mistakes, no matter how obvious and stupid they might seem to us.
cpayne93  +   1479d ago
I dunno, I have seen some clueless moms in gamestop before.

"What's the difference between the Wii, and the Nintendo Wii?" I remember her saying that...

This could happen, might think that controllers are just controllers, that there aren't different controllers for different systems. Seems crazy to us, but a person who knows NOTHING about video games could get that mixed up.
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Lazy_Sunday  +   1479d ago
This is a valid reason for returning something.
I've returned games because I didn't like them and said "they didn't play on my PS3/360."
I've returned controllers that weren't responsive enough and said "they're broken."
Intentions  +   1479d ago
Lol wow.

That guy's fingernails are disgusting.
skagrerrrr  +   1479d ago
mcstorm  +   1479d ago
this could be true. I work in computing and have been asked some stupid questions in my time. Even asking people to turn off there pc by the button and they say they have but what they were doing was turning there monitor on and off. Or even asking them to open internet explore and they say what is that and when you say he program you access the internet with they say o you mean Google. Even had the same when i asked them to open outlook and they say do you mean my email.
Pozzle  +   1479d ago
Haha. That reminds me of a story one of my friends once told me. He used to work at an electronics store and a woman came in once, demanding a refund for her computer because it was faulty. He asked her where her computer was, and she said "It's right here!!" and pointed to her monitor.
She had bought a monitor and a wireless keyboard...but not an actual PC. She couldn't figure out why her "computer" wouldn't turn on.

Then she got angry at HIM when he told her she had only bought a monitor, and not the actual computer itself. >_>
mcstorm  +   1479d ago
Lol this sounds about right. I wonder how some people got there job when it comes to working on computers as they have not got a clue. Its always the same when they get a virus on there pc they say they were not doing anything it just installed its self and then when you say what was the last thing you did before the virus was installed and they say i was browsing the internet and when i went onto a web page i had a popup asking me to install something but that was not the virus.

Or people who call there computer tower the harddrive. But what i dont get about these people is how they get along in life because computers are not hard to use or setup they just need some common sense. But that said i would not be in a job if there were no stupid people about.
NAGNEWS  +   1479d ago
this happens
my brother bought 4 pc games for his ps2 - 5 years ago
OooSheeet  +   1478d ago
Woah, you're opening a whole new can of worms now, buying the wrong games for your OWN system, that's a hard one to come back from!
NAGNEWS  +   1478d ago
then he was not a gamer
KozmoOchez  +   1479d ago
sigh...unfortunately, it could be true. I've been working at Best Buy for almost a year and some of the return reasons are just that dumb. Like the hundreds of returns we get for people getting viruses.
Cueil  +   1479d ago
as stupid as the customer is so is the employee... taking pictures in the back gets you fired
Pinkamena_Diane_Pie  +   1479d ago
Can't put the blame on Princess Trollestia for this bit... she'd never sink to such horrible quality penmanship! O.o
LightofDarkness  +   1479d ago
Must we insert MLP references into everything...
dvfaa  +   1479d ago
ItsAGirlGamer  +   1479d ago
HOH-my gosh! Retarded.
SaffronCurse  +   1479d ago
obv its fake.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1479d ago
Yes this is very very fake.
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facelike  +   1479d ago
I doubt it's fake. It's most likely a christmas gift and the giver didn't know what the other person had. When returning merchandise to stores, most customer service reps will just put on the tag what the customer says no matter how silly.

I bet after it was returned, the customer service people took this picture and put it on line making fun of the customer.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1479d ago
I have to agree with facelike. Probably not fake. Most likely innocuous. Gaming isn't part of everyone's knowledge base.
Serjikal_Strike  +   1479d ago
Anyone notice how bad this kid chews his fingernails?
Now that is just nasty.....
resistance100  +   1479d ago
If its real chances are it was a present for someone who thought that had a 360 and they returned it as they don't.

But really my money is on this being fake.
Dorwrath  +   1479d ago
After working in retail for numerous years and hearing reasons why people bring stuff back and seeing what people try to bring back for refunds this isn't all that surprising.
spacedelete  +   1479d ago
so wait the kid actually got a refund for the controller ? isn't it the store that is dumb ?
SaffronCurse  +   1479d ago
or you can use your brain abit and see that it's fake.
Soldierone  +   1479d ago
It's Wal-Mart they will take back literally anything unless its trashed or obviously used. The only thing thats kinda hard to take back is opened games.

However Wal-Mart generally puts all the details on the receipts, they even have a guy sitting there doing it and almost never tape it to the merchandise....
Jourdy288  +   1479d ago
Fake or not, it's pretty funny!
Nac  +   1479d ago
Cool story, bro.
iMaim  +   1479d ago
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
SeraphimBlade  +   1479d ago
hmmm... i dunno if this is fake or not. My friend said that his grandpa bought him a GBA game for his Xbox and thought it could work because it was "E for Everyone" so everyone could play it.
Pozzle  +   1479d ago
Aww, that's kinda cute. :D
kcdude  +   1479d ago
Customer is always right!
Brownghost  +   1479d ago
Customers can be dumbasses. I've seen the worst on online selling on eBay and amazon
kcdude  +   1473d ago
:/ I was joking.
Solans Scott  +   1479d ago
That made my day.
admiralvic  +   1479d ago
Eh I don't see why this is even a big deal... there are plenty of people that are flatout uninformed about anything. There are plenty of people that think an android keyboard simply works on android, apple for apple products and the HP one for the Touchpad, but they're all just bluetooth keyboards... In the end it was most likely a gift or someone trying to do something nice which people automatically assume was someone informed trying to do this...
NoobJobz  +   1479d ago
Very true. That won't connect to a ps3.

The person should have kept it as a dummy controller when little kids want to play. Then you could tell them they were playing.

We've all done that haven't we?
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ZippyZapper  +   1479d ago
I can tell it's fake because it's a NA store.

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thedude44  +   1479d ago
i dont get it.
SephirothX21  +   1479d ago
You have to be nice to your new controller. You can't just introduce it to your PS3 immediately. Train it in with the 360. Also those PS3 controllers are quite racist. One of my PS3 controllers told a black man to f*ck off!
spartan112g  +   1479d ago
Is it the controller that is racist, or you?
RickHiggity  +   1479d ago
most controllers are racist because their owners raise them that way.
Karum  +   1479d ago
I'd like to think this is a joke or fake but I have learned never to underestimate the human race's capacity for being a blithering idiot.

If it is true, I'd like to think the store worker that accepted this would have a pretty damn good talking to for being an equally large idiot.
mindedone  +   1479d ago
I'm glad there are people on this world that will determine someone's intelligence by his familiarity with video game systems and accessories. I'd be willing to bet that most of the older electrical engineers that I work with would make this same mistake, PhD idiots.
Gohadouken  +   1479d ago
Either waysomeone logical enough would acknowledge that he doesnt know anything about games and would maybe at least be super cautious and look at labels , just to be safe .
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mindedone  +   1479d ago

Yes, because logical people are incapable of making assumptions that turn out to be incorrect.
Karum  +   1479d ago
I think you've missed my point here.

My point is that if you work in a store that sells things, employees should have at least a basic knowledge and familiarity of what they sell.

Someone working in a store that sells video games and accessories should know that an accessory clearly marked Xbox 360 is designed for that console and not for a PS3. The person who accepted that return at the very least is in need of a bit of training.

Surely you can't disagree with that...
mindedone  +   1478d ago
@Kaum, if you were referring to the employee and not the purchaser, then my fault, I misunderstood.

In most stores, if a customer doesn't ask for help, it's not given to them. It's not right, I'll admit, but that has nothing to do with whether someone is a "blithering idiot" as you put.
SnowBlu  +   1479d ago

look how perfectly sealed this is

it dident even get opened
admiralvic  +   1479d ago
Yeah cause the following is impossible...

Adult buys a controller.
Kid gets controller.
Kid explains he needs a Dualshock 3 for his PS3.
Adult returns it because it wouldn't work on the PS3.
Store worker writes "won't connect to ps3".

Yeah... totally fake/implausible.
SnowBlu  +   1479d ago
wow you must really know every detail about what happened?

with such solid proof how can you be wrong?
mindedone  +   1479d ago
@snow, maybe he's replying to the fact that you jumped to the ridiculous conclusion that it's fake based on your frivolous fact. Admiral gave you a very plausible situation, and his point for doing so went right over your head.
GarandShooter  +   1479d ago
@ mindedone

Maybe it's worse...

Judging by SnowBlu's comment, it seems he would have had to actually open the package to figure out it wasn't going to work.

DrunkDan  +   1479d ago
Sound logic.

Without knowing exactly what happened it's easy to put a spin on it to show the story in it's worst light.
Undeadwolfy  +   1479d ago
Seen this originally on reddit a few days ago, it was an adult that returned it. Therefore ignorant. Case closed, old news, next please.
Magnus  +   1479d ago
I see its not April fools yet lol Obiously someone never read the packaging thats says Xbox 360 in plain english. Still funny thoe.
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Hawkhunter12  +   1479d ago
I wish Xbox360 controllers can connect to PS3 consoles. I'm more acquainted with the 360 controller over PS3 controllers when it comes down to playing shooters.
Rivitur  +   1479d ago
Madcats has 360 controllers for the PS3 and other 3rd party companies have them too. Also there are adapters that allow you to connect 360 controllers can find them on Amazon.
NoobJobz  +   1479d ago
Correct. I bought my adapter from Amazon and I believe it was $12 or so. Just remember it must be a wired controller, which is fine with me. I like not having a bulky battery pack on the back.
Rivitur  +   1476d ago
@Tompeeper Actually I believe there are adapters that are able to pick up the wireless signal of the 360 controller
Zephyrus34  +   1479d ago
Im hoping this is just the eldery buying a gift for someone in this generation who they're old enough to have a history beyond video gaming and monoplies first game board. lol
Jamaicangmr  +   1479d ago
Makes perfect sense to me. *Rolls eyes*
KrimsonKody  +   1479d ago
It does makes sense,
It DOES'NT connect to a PS3...
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1479d ago
reddit post=news now?
dollison27  +   1479d ago
This is fake...Why does the controller look like it hasn't been taken out of the box? When stuff like that comes back in there is no way it would look so neat. And that is a Walmart Claims ticket, I know I have worked at Walmart, if it came in like that it would go back out on the sales floor, not to the Claims Department.
spike  +   1479d ago
This is news
VTKC  +   1479d ago
probably a parent or even a grand parent trying to make an effort in trying to give a decent gift. Well done for trying at least.
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