Child Receives Nintendo 3DS XL Box Full Of Rocks For Christmas

nintendo_3ds_xl_boxA boy from Talladega, Ala., received a Nintendo 3DS XL box for Christmas. Instead of containing the actual handheld, the box was full of rocks wrapped in tissue paper.

The box was purchased from a local Walmart, and after explaining to the retailer what had happened, the boy’s mother was able to receive an actual Nintendo 3DS XL for her son.

Apparently, scams like this happen because consumers purchase merchandise from Walmart and then return it to the store with the items missing.


120 thoughts on “Child Receives Nintendo 3DS XL Box Full Of Rocks For Christmas”

      1. Even the Walmart employees shouldn’t check the box, how would they even know if they’re rocks in it anyway? When they get in a shipment, they don’t have time to weigh every package when loading onto shelves.

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          1. But they probably did a reasonable job resealing it, so it appeared to have been unopened. If they saw the seal was broken then they would have checked. But I think they only take returns on unopened items (electronics), so the person that returned it did a good job resealing it.

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    1. I’m sorry I can’t help but be reminded of Charlie Brown’s Halloween. He was given a bunch of rocks, for his stupid ghost costume. And it doesn’t help that he got it throughout the night, in that same sad tone each time “I got a rock”

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    2. 3DS IS GARBAGE! WHAT GAMES HOW NINTENDO BRAINDEAD FAGS WHAT FUXKING GAMES! SHITENDO ALWAYS OVERMILKED THEIR GARBAGE! THE 3DS LIKE PAST PORTABLES HAD REHASED GARBAGE! 3DS HAS N64 PORTS SMH AND OLD NESREPORTS THAT ARE PORTED OVER ALL THEIR GARBAGE CONSOLES AND YA MORONS KEEP BUYING THE SAME TRASH MY GOD HOW MANY CONSOLES/HANDHELD VERSIONS OF MARIO 3 OR OUTDATED TRASH DO YA NEED SMH SOME OF YA LOSERS ALREADY DOWNLOADED THAT GARBAGE ON THE WII OR HAVE IT ON THE DS YA LOSERS WANT IT ON THE 3DS SMH! NINTENDO HAS NO GAMES JUST PORTABLE CONSOLE PORTS OR OUTDATED GAMES THAT SHOULD BE IN A MUSUEM NOT PLAYING IT! WHY DO I WANT TO PLAY UGLY PIXALATED OUTDATED TRASH! ATLEAST THE VITA HAS FREASH GAMES THAT ARE THISGEN UNLIKE SHITENDO THAT RELIES ON OLD OUTDATED GARBAGE!

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      1. AGREE THESE WEEABOO ASSHOLES ARE DESTROYING GAMING! NINTENDO GAMES ARE FOR POOR TRAILOR TRASH BUMS! LOOK AT WII U MY XBOX ALREADY HAS THE TABLET AND MY IPAD YET NOW TBAT THEY CAN AFFORD ITTHEYRE HAPPY! THEY SUPPORT A COMPANY THAT IS LAZY LAZY LAZY! HOW MANY TIMES ARE YA GUNNA BUY ZELDA OCARINA OF TIME ITS SAD THAT YA BRAG ITS 3DS SYSTEM SELEER SMH THAT SHOWS WHAT A BUNCH OF ZOMBIE DIAPER SNIFFERS YA ARE! THIS IS 2013 NOT 1980 GROW UP AND STOP LIVING IN THE PAST! HOW MANY TIMES MUST SHITENDO LAZY ASS DEPEND ON OLD PORTS FO SUCCESS YA IDOITS ARE KILLING GAMING! IM GLAD BLACKS AND MEXICANS ARE INCEASING IN RACE THEYRE MEN AND SMART ENOUGH TO BUY XBOX AND SONY NOT BABY NINTENDO LAZY RELIES ON OUTDATED PIXEL TRASH PORTS TO SELL! GROW UP YA WHITE PEOPLE SAY YA IQ ARE HIGH LMFAO LOL LOL LOL THAN WHY YA STUPID IDOITS KEEP SUPPORTING A LAZY COMPANY WHY YA LIKE PLAYING AND BUYING THE SAME FUCKING SHITOVERAND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGIAN! OH 3D OH MY GOD! WHEN US IN RUN BY REAP SEXY POWERFUL MEN THAT WHITE WOMEN BLUSH IN ECSTASY LIKE MEXICAN NINTENDO WILL FUCKING DIE SHIT TRY SELLINGG THAT PLAYOUT SHIT ZELDA HAHA THEYLL LAUGH AT THISE LAZY CHINKS! AND BUY FTURE NEW NEW NEW GAMS LIKE SONY HAHAHAHA MEXICANS AND BLACKS BREED LIKE RATS NOW PLEASE HURRY UP NINTENDO NEEEDS TO DIE OFF! MICROSOFT IS OUR LAST HOPE AT REL NEXT GEN GAMES! BTW WII U IS PLAYING CATCH UP AMD ITS TRASH UTUBE APP SUCKS AND 3DSCACA HAS NO UTUBE JUST SAME OLD STAL SHIT NES-N64 PORTS

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        1. I think I lost IQ reading this kids butt-hurt post. Lol I’m Hispanic & I love Nintendo! But just because I love one company doesn’t mean I won’t buy other systems. I own both 3DS & Vita unfortunately I think 3DS is kicking Vita’s tail not only sales wise but software wise. I own OVER 200 GAMES FOR MY 3DS & only 8 for my Vita. WTF Sony?!?! SONY!!! Y U NO SUPPORT VITA!!! Until Sony gets their shit together I’ll stick with my 3DS for portable gaming!

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  1. there was a report on a forum not so long ago about a customer buying a Wii U from amazon and when it arrived it was an empty box stuffed with paper and a brick (not a broken console, an actual brick)

    Tis the season I guess.

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  2. Wal-Mart never checks diddly. I once refunded a pair of headphones I had purchased because I simply didn’t like the design, and I lied and said “one side didn’t work” and they bought it (no pun intended).

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  3. A similar situation happened to my cousin about 15 years ago. He bought a Nintendo 64 and the box seemed heavy enough for one to think the console was in the box. But when he finally checked the box (which was when he got home) he found nothing but trash and empty glass beer bottles in the box. The difference between my cousin’s incedent and this kid is, my cousin was trying to buy from a street vendor, not a Walmart.

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  4. Yeah, yeah.
    Rocks, Pron, Shame on the company, shame on the parents.

    It would have been more christmasy to return it with coal though.

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  5. People can do it easy. All it takes is some hot glue and carefully opening the box. They’d never know.

    (I used to work at circuit city and people used to pull this all the time, after a while you can sort of tell when a box has been re-sealed)

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            1. Correct. Yours was not funny because you just kinda stole the formula without understanding how my original joke worked. Good effort though.

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    1. I still can’t belive this happened. So some returned it, full of rocks, and Walmart didnt check it. Then when someone bought it, they didnt check it, then when the parents got home, they didnt check it.
      Oh dear xD

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  6. go to ASDA buy a top hd tv pay for it take reciept leave take it home,wait a cpl of hours send someone else in get another tv walk out with it if stopped show receipt for first tv,then do it agin 3 tvs price of 1 …i have 3 identical hdtvs in my house and 1 receipt for any return to store tv garantee needs…

    right anyone want to know how to not pay CSA or court fines etc wink wink

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  7. A perfect scheme could have been this-
    After the mother bought the returned 3ds from walmart, she filled it with rocks and returned it to customer service complaining that there was no 3ds. No one would ever suspect it, and they’d return her the money she paid.
    It doesn’t make sense if you think about it, but it does at the same time!
    A scam within a scam!
    ..
    ..
    slow news day -__-;

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  8. Part of Wal-Mart’s electronics return policy is that EVERY device like that be checked, pulled out of the box, serial number cross checked with the receipt and the box, and then sent off to claims. Those devices DON’T return to the shelves. So if this truly did get returned and put back on the shelf someone is absolutely IDIOTIC.

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  9. The economy is collapsing the retail market is collapsing and that’s the last real thing people spend money on besides food. Walmart and other retail lose billions from shoplifters and scammers. Its a vicious cycle and the end is near cause there is no virtually no economic growth in any area of the world economy.

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  10. I just imagined the person who returned the resealed box woth rocks laughing about this when he/she sees that it got to the news XD
    And who knows, maybe he/she is a constant reader in this site O.o

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  11. hm…some little trolling is happening at walmart.lol xD the employees must be stupid there.I mean y couldn’t the employees check to see no mistakes in there products before they put it on stock?Thats is very dumb.That looks like to me dat boy is having one the worst Christmas right there:A Nintendo 3DS XL box full of rocks.-_-

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  12. I guess next time you should shake the box to see if whatever it is you bought is inside. I mean didn’t the rocks rattle inside the box when they were wrapping the thing?

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  13. Know how the kids feels. I got a dodgy Wii U for Xmas, and I still haven;t been able to get a working one because I am discovering the joys of having to deal with Yodle…I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo not ever using Amazon again.

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