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The Nintendo 3DS XL Rocks!

By Kevin on Dec 28 2012 01:30 PM
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How would you like to be the parent that unknowingly purchased a 3DS, only for your child to find that the box was full of rocks? That's exactly what happened to a mother, and her son, on Christmas day. According to news reports, the mother's son opened a 3DS XL for Christmas with rocks wrapped in tissue paper. The 3DS XL was purchased from a Walmart in Talladega County, Alabama.

After taking the box of neatly wrapped rocks back to the store and explaining what happened, the store gave the mother a new 3DS XL system. "Check your merchandise. Just check it before you leave the store, make sure it's in there and don't get home and be surprised, like if you found what I found," the mom said. Another similar scam is also being reported that iPad boxes are being filled with notepads. Walmart says that this is happening because people purchase merchandise, then return it to the store with the item missing.

Aren't employees supposed to check the state and condition of all returned merchandise, anyway?

Source: Fox News


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Lol I believe they are suppose to check the returned merchandise and make sure everything is there...weird. Guess someone was not doing their job or something.

View PostCandy, on 29 December 2012 - 12:34 AM, said:

Guess someone was not doing their job or something.

The whole thing seems shady. I'd put money on it that some of these so-called "scams" were pulled off by some of the Walmart employees (or even the customers themselves) that accepted the merchandise.

While I was writing this article, I thought to myself, "who, in their right mind, would take a box full of rocks back to the store they purchased it from and expect it to not be inspected by customer service?"
That is crazy! I assume they said it was due to returns only not to say that they may have to beef up internal security because it probably was an inside job. That is exactly what it seems like to me. I doubt it was at the point of return. Every time I returned an item the associate checked the item.
Yea the employees probably dont check though... hopefully things like this will get the bosses to crack down a little more... could you imagine that kids FACE!? i would have flipped if i was that kid like 'you think this is a GAME mom!?' thinking she was pranking me lol
If I had a kid, I would have probably pulled a similar trick with them, while having the actual 3DS in my pocket.
I bought my son a game from Target once, Battle of Giants: Dinasours, or something like that.  Got on the bus and opened it up just to find the game wasn't even in the case.  We had to ride the bus around and go back to Target and show them.  They didn't want to believe me at first but since I practically live there and everyone knows me that works there, they know I would never lie about something like that.  They let me exchange the game for another one and they opened the new one to make sure the game was inside.  How crazy that sometimes the products are just not where they are suppose to be.
WTF Walmart! Yeah seriously employees should be checking returns always.

View PostKevin, on 28 December 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

How would you like to be the parent that unknowingly purchased a 3DS, only for your child to find that the box was full of rocks? That's exactly what happened to a mother, and her son, on Christmas day. According to news reports, the mother's son opened a 3DS XL for Christmas with rocks wrapped in tissue paper. The 3DS XL was purchased from a Walmart in Talladega County, Alabama.

::sighs::  Isn't it sad that you can't always trust people to be honest? Especially for a Christmas present for a kid... poor things.  :-/