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AlDaja

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#1 9 years ago
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Florida teen finds rocks in Nintendo DS box by Ben Silverman 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. nintendo_dsi_rocks_300x191.jpg All I got was a rock. 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.

I’d be pissed. WTF Wal-Mart! No one knows how it got back on the shelf…ah for those who live in the states it doesn’t take a rocket scientist. Look at the people that work at Wal-Mart…and stay clear on the 3rd and end of the month. Nothing but miles of stretch marks, stretch pants and flip-flops crowding the only two checkout lanes for the 50 or so customers waiting in line.




Smitty025

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#2 9 years ago

:mad::mad: "They don't want to do nothing.[...]" :mad::mad:

Simple English is not that hard to learn.




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#3 9 years ago

ha poor kid...srly..


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Blank Stare

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#4 9 years ago

Owned. Would have been funny if the mom just started laughing. "You really think I would get you a DS?! BAHAHAHAH!"

But yeah, that sucks.




AlDaja

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#5 9 years ago

I'm an evil dad...I would have done that to my kid...then did the "no...really, I'm just fucking with you...lets go down and shove the rocks and paper up Wally-world's manager's ass."




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#6 9 years ago

Any word on whether the original incident was caused my employee theft, or occurred during the manufacturing process?

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 must be a marathon runner to be able to go on and say "They don't want to do nothing."




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#7 9 years ago

I don't shop at Wally Mart anymore, they're dumb as a box of rocks there IMO. I got my last phone there, a 900 MHz Panasonic. When I got home it was missing the battery. Well, I call Wally Mart, and they make it sound like all I have to do is go to their Customer Service counter and exchange it. Little did I know that meant refund it, then proceed to go to the department where the phones are and spend 20 minutes rifling through boxes of phones to try and find one that actually HAD a battery. :rolleyes:




SuperSmeg

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#8 9 years ago
AlDaja;4876618It'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.

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Someone found my memory stick? :p

Seriously, Wal-Mart, from the sound of it, is getting more and more lazy with each sale.

I have a cousin in America who bought a Xbox 360 at his local Wal-Mart, only to find the thing had been smashed previously, and returned to the Wal-Mart where my cousin bought it.

Does 'quality control' have no meaning to Wal-Mart anymore?

If this happened in an England-owned company store, Homebase for example, trading standards would have a field day dealing with its employees.




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#9 9 years ago

gutted




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#10 9 years ago

I found this while searching Wal-Mart is. WIPE: WalMart is Pure Evil




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