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    News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    Police confiscate stolen PS3 from innocent man and the shop that sold it give him an Xbox 360 as compensation.
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    Just goes to show that at times you have no idea where a pre owned console is coming from, could be anyone trading it in. Mind you the customer losing out is not a good thing at all, he should have been given a brand new PS3 as that is what he paid for. Personally I would take the company that sold it to court, police should also do the same as they were handling stolen goods.

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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    So this begs the question, did the shop sell the (obviously) 2nd hand PS3 as a 'new' console or as a Pre-owned one?
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by Blademrk View Post
    So this begs the question, did the shop sell the (obviously) 2nd hand PS3 as a 'new' console or as a Pre-owned one?
    According the original article it does say he knew it was second hand. I like the fact that he'd already had an Xbox 360, but because of problems he decided to get a PS3. So getting an Xbox 360 back is really rubbing it in.

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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    thats just terrible... surely the shop should be done for handling and selling stolen goods?
    while the guy that got the ps3 is left out of pocket...
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    that sux

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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    It turns out that the police had tracked down the stolen console to his home address via his IP address. The police had contacted his Internet Provider and obtained a search warrant before heading round there to investigate. Jeez, haven't they got better things to do.
    WTF is the author on about?
    The police have investigated a crime and tracked stolen goods. What would you say if the police had told the owner they weren't going to bother doing anything.
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    Seriously, have you thought this through before forming a kneejerk based opinion on the police involvement?
    Anyhow, we digress. The police then confiscated the console and Waller did what anyone in that situation would do - head down to the store to get a deserved refund.

    However, employees at 3-D Games decided to instead of giving Waller his money back or a replacement PS3, they gave him an Xbox 360 as compensation, which retails at $150 cheaper than the PS3. Not only was Waller out of pocket, he gets a console that he didn't even want.

    "I just want the public to be warned about this place," Waller said.

    Too right you should warn people, bunch of crooks if you ask us. That's almost as bad the initial crime.
    Fortunately if this happened in the UK, the buyer would be entitled by law to a full refund.
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Fortunately if this happened in the UK, the buyer would be entitled by law to a full refund.
    Yup, only in America.
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    So his console gets nicked and he gets an XBOX as replacement?

    Okay.. quick question; was the replacement a first gen XBOX 360 that the store had had kicking around for ages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mediaboy View Post
    Okay.. quick question; was the replacement a first gen XBOX 360 that the store had had kicking around for ages?
    Probably. But the article doesn't specify.
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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    ..they'll find that was nicked & give him a PSP next.

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    Re: News - Stolen PS3 sold by store, man gets Xbox 360 as compensation

    PSP? Must be joking... 2nd gen console like a PS2 more likely

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