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Refurbished Nintendo 3DS from GameStop Came with Porn

By - Source: 9 News | B 19 comments

Images were from the previous owner and weren't removed before the device was resold.

Refurbished gadget are great if you don't have the money (or just don't want to spend the money) on pricy gadgets. Generally more reliable than buying second hand, you can be sure the device has been wiped and tested. Not only that, but the retailer selling you the refurb will also replace anything that isn't up to snuff (such as the battery). However, it doesn't always go so well.

Earlier this week, we heard about one Amazon customer who ended up with a stolen iPhone and it seems he wasn't the only unlucky consumer this Christmas. According to 9 News, a 5-year-old in Colorado found porn on the second hand 3DS his dad bought him for Christmas. Mark Giles bought his son Braydon a refurbished 3DS for Christmas. The device in question was purchased at GameStop. Unfortunately, it seems GameStop wasn't as thorough as it should have been about wiping the device before reselling it. Braydon ended up seeing the nine graphic images that had been left on the device.

The discovery was made when Braydon asked his big brother to help him delete some photos on the 3DS that he hadn't taken. His brother saw the pornographic images and told their dad, who immediately called GameStop. GameStop was apparently apologetic and gave Giles a new 3DS for his son, as well as several games. GameStop corporate told 9 News that it was looking into the situation, too.

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    edogawa , December 29, 2012 9:10 PM
    That's an awkward situation, your 5 year old child seeing porn for the first time on a kid friendly device.
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    dauntekong , December 29, 2012 9:52 PM
    In my days, porno was not in 3D... but this kid is lucky to see it first hand in 3D... lol
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    alidan , December 29, 2012 9:58 PM
    7amood@jag64 try explaining what he saw in a way that that his little brain will understand, then teach him to suppress his urges to explore, and not perform what he saw on his fellow friends until he is 18... that's 13 more years to go... good luck with that


    im just assuming it was boob because if it was more graphic than that it would have been widely reproted as such.

    and to that extent,

    "well son, thats how babies are made." if he asks further, tell him either when he is older, or give an explanation depending on what the question is

    i dont understand americas (i live here too) inability to handle a boob, but violence is just fine.
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  • 23 Hide
    edogawa , December 29, 2012 9:10 PM
    That's an awkward situation, your 5 year old child seeing porn for the first time on a kid friendly device.
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    Anonymous , December 29, 2012 9:11 PM
    Kid has to start somewhere, welcome to nature at it's finest buddy. =P
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    7amood , December 29, 2012 9:24 PM
    @jag64 try explaining what he saw in a way that that his little brain will understand, then teach him to suppress his urges to explore, and not perform what he saw on his fellow friends until he is 18... that's 13 more years to go... good luck with that
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    punahou1 , December 29, 2012 9:34 PM
    Usually Toms comes out with these stories first but cnn has had this one for a few days. I watched the video and had little sympathy for the irresponsible father who did not bother to check out the used machine before giving it to a child. It is only common sense - you buy something used, you need to take on the responsibility of checking it before giving it to someone else....
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    dauntekong , December 29, 2012 9:52 PM
    In my days, porno was not in 3D... but this kid is lucky to see it first hand in 3D... lol
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    alidan , December 29, 2012 9:58 PM
    7amood@jag64 try explaining what he saw in a way that that his little brain will understand, then teach him to suppress his urges to explore, and not perform what he saw on his fellow friends until he is 18... that's 13 more years to go... good luck with that


    im just assuming it was boob because if it was more graphic than that it would have been widely reproted as such.

    and to that extent,

    "well son, thats how babies are made." if he asks further, tell him either when he is older, or give an explanation depending on what the question is

    i dont understand americas (i live here too) inability to handle a boob, but violence is just fine.
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    Anonymous , December 29, 2012 10:45 PM
    New 3DS + game bundle for the price of an refurbished unit. Nice. Lucky. I bet dad is having a good humor for days in a row, due to this. Children ask questions about pregnancy. Q: Daddy, how does the baby get out? Answer same way it came in. Ha Ha :-)
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    QEFX , December 29, 2012 11:01 PM
    punahou1Usually Toms comes out with these stories first but cnn has had this one for a few days. I watched the video and had little sympathy for the irresponsible father who did not bother to check out the used machine before giving it to a child. It is only common sense - you buy something used, you need to take on the responsibility of checking it before giving it to someone else....



    What? Tom's is usually a few days (if not a full week) behind most everywhere else.

    But I agree with you otherwise ... if your gonna cheap out and buy used, you really should give it a serious once over before you give it away. Can't wait till the kid turns 16 and dad gives him a car. "But I thought the brakes were good and I was surprised that there was guns & a dead hooker in the trunk".
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    JOSHSKORN , December 30, 2012 12:19 AM
    Damn, I want one of those! Finally, Nintendo is thinking about us adults! LOL

    I'm kidding. That sucks. Obviously the Nintendo's games are geared towards a younger audience. Not cool. Now, if it were a XBOX 360 with a 320 GB HDD, on the other hand...
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    acadia11 , December 30, 2012 12:23 AM
    Lucky kid, got to learn sometime!
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    acadia11 , December 30, 2012 12:23 AM
    7amood@jag64 try explaining what he saw in a way that that his little brain will understand, then teach him to suppress his urges to explore, and not perform what he saw on his fellow friends until he is 18... that's 13 more years to go... good luck with that


    You waited ti'll you were 18???
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    sixdegree , December 30, 2012 12:31 AM
    Next time i want a refurbished device: Gamestop.
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    Haserath , December 30, 2012 1:53 AM
    Not even at the age where he could have enjoyed them. What a waste. :( 
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    billyboy999 , December 30, 2012 1:56 AM
    i dont understand americas (i live here too) inability to handle a boob, but violence is just fine.

    I think it's because if what we're after is christian values - premarital sex is bad, and violence is bad - violence is a lot easier to manage than sex. Also the results are less impactful - a bruise or cut (we're not talking murder here) vs babies. Sex (apart from rape, but then you're really mixing violence into the picture) requires both parties to be willing, which is often the case, whereas with violence it's usually a fight, so having sex is 'easier' than punching someone in that sense as well.
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    bison88 , December 30, 2012 2:40 AM
    Nintendo finally stepping into mature content.
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    SteelCity1981 , December 30, 2012 4:11 AM
    damn why couldn't i get free porn pics with my 3DS
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    madjimms , December 30, 2012 4:22 AM
    Why didn't my previous comment post the citation correctly? -_-
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    Reynod , December 31, 2012 11:53 AM
    In case your wondering where your posts went I removed them.

    Anything unrelated to the topic was therefore removed ... particularly those related to gun violence ... and the usual for and against discussion that ends up being abusive.

    Please take that topic elswhere ... News and Leisure caters for that sort of stuff.



    :) 
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    slabbo , December 31, 2012 5:08 PM
    LIES!!!
    The dad found the porno on his kid's device, and when asked about it, he just blamed Gamestop like every other kid would.
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