Idiotic Xbox controller return receipt

The customer is always dumb.

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Kran2152d ago (Edited 2152d ago )

Is this a joke?

Like.... seriously?

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SilentNegotiator2152d 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.

Kran2152d ago

Yeah. I mean I know you can get Xbox 360 stylized controllers for the PS3, but this seems just silly. :/

thorstein2152d 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

princejb1342152d ago

funny customer
but yea i agree it could be a ignorant parent
my parents call all game consoles nintendo

HammockGames2152d ago (Edited 2152d 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!

guitarded772152d ago (Edited 2152d 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.

Why o why2152d ago


good man, some people woulda just acted like an idiot. You must have a girlfriend or wife

ziggurcat2152d 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.

ziggurcat2151d ago

you people have way too much faith in humanity...

Blaine2151d ago


Yes, it's fair! I've worked in retail... It makes you lose a lot of hope in humanity.

Pozzle2151d 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.

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cpayne932152d ago (Edited 2152d 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.

Lazy_Sunday2152d 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."

Intentions2152d ago

Lol wow.

That guy's fingernails are disgusting.

mcstorm2152d 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.

Pozzle2151d 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. >_>

mcstorm2151d 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.

NAGNEWS2151d ago

my brother bought 4 pc games for his ps2 - 5 years ago

OooSheeet2151d 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!

NAGNEWS2151d ago

then he was not a gamer

KozmoOchez2151d 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.

Cueil2151d ago

as stupid as the customer is so is the employee... taking pictures in the back gets you fired

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Pinkamena_Diane_Pie2152d ago

Can't put the blame on Princess Trollestia for this bit... she'd never sink to such horrible quality penmanship! O.o

LightofDarkness2152d ago

Must we insert MLP references into everything...

FrigidDARKNESS2152d ago (Edited 2152d ago )

Yes this is very very fake.

facelike2152d 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.

QuodEratDemonstrandm2151d ago

I have to agree with facelike. Probably not fake. Most likely innocuous. Gaming isn't part of everyone's knowledge base.

Serjikal_Strike2152d ago

Anyone notice how bad this kid chews his fingernails?
Now that is just nasty.....