Monday, February 16, 2009

One Expensive Wooden PS2


If you're strapped for cash (and who isn't in today's poor economy?), then perhaps you can make a few extra bucks by shaping and painting a block of wood to make it look like an actual PS2 and then returning it to a store. For added realism, add a serial number so it'll scan in their store system like a normal PS2 would, earning you back $130 and tax.

At least that's what some money-hungry trickster did.

This wooden unit actually made it all the way to Sony's distribution center, which is the source of this photo. I'm thinking that the employee at the store merely scanned the bar code through the box opening and didn't even give the actual system a look. The person who duped the store also put dumbbells inside the unit to make up for the otherwise low weight. Truly, it's amazing that someone got away with this ordeal. And in terms of all the wooden PS2 consoles I've seen, this ranks among the nicest by far. Wait, I haven't seen any non-plastic PS2's prior to this date...

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4 Comments:

At 1:44 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Is this a crime? I dislike it when people get fired during this economic crisis, but this fool should be given the pink slip. Although the country is in an economic recession thanks to an inept George Bush, that employee should be terminated for stupidity. Conventional wisdom would tell you to check thoroughly.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger OverlordStrider said...

omg...guy should be castrated.
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At 3:08 PM, Blogger gnome said...

Still, quite an impressive feat.

 
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