NSFW: Coming to The UK, Best Buy Includes Free Porno With Your 'Brand New' DVD player

23 March 2009

A Bucket, Yesterday

Best Buy has delayed the arrival of its first UK store until 2010. The reason? They say they are waiting for property prices to drop even further.

But now, we know that's not all. The American electronic giant has just been working very hard behind the scenes to please consumers, combating the economic recession.

How? In the form of a free bonus DVD with your 'brand new' DVD player purchase. But we're not talking about just any DVD. We're speaking of a special edition bonus DVD, titled "Buckets O' Cum", that blessed a fellow Best Buy customer's home, perhaps in front of his children. According to Gizmodo:

This customer bought a supposedly new DVD player from Best Buy, and when he came home, he found not only that the product was used, but that the proof was a DVD left in the drive with the not-even-trying-to-be-clever name of Buckets O' Cum.

Ah, so THAT's where my DVD's gone. But more importantly, what can consumers expect when big electronic giants like this are repackaging returned products claiming that they are brand new and don't even bother checking if the returned goods even work? Something like this was just waiting to happen sooner or later. The Consumerist also points out that it's probably better than Best Buy staff stealing our porn. And we can't just blame Best Buy. Surely everyone from Argos to car salesmen do the same, which explains for the funny smell that came with your brand new spanking vehicle. Maybe it's time to invest in a UV lamp to at least run it over your remote control, including that 'brand new' wii-mote you bought from CEX.

[Consumerist, very NSFW photo here from Flickr user Lisaya]

9 comments

  • J
    Ok, so the DVD player was used, big deal....were there any stains??
  • -Z-
    Maybe it was the manufacturers test disc to check for picture quality. I'll buy that for a dollar
  • crofter
    Did this film Upscale well??
  • Steve
    The CEX comment is relevant because they don't sell new products? But then it won't make sense in the context of the article. Note: CEX only sell used products.
  • SimbaK2K
    I'd certainly buy more dvd players if it came with free porn, maybe currys and PC world should take a hint from best buy?
  • -=Mike H.
    Apparently, you only get a bucket and a 1/2 so 'buckets' (plural) must be wrong, I'll need to see the evidence to prove this, strictly scientific you understand, not in any way intended to crack one off.
  • dan m.
    yes
  • Helen O.
    There is actually another explanation as to what may have happened; the manufacturers and distributors, who supply to Best Buy, (and of course to Adorama Camera and other retailers), do allow us to return equipment as new, because of over-stocks, exchanges etc. This can be a particular issue after the Christmas holiday when we all need to balance out our inventories. Even if the staff at Best Buy are completely thorough when packaging up these items for return, there is no doubt that less scrupulous retailers could well be receiving returns, trusting the customer's explanation that they never opened the box - and packaging them up for return to the manufacturer or distributor. These items then form part of the inventory for sending out to other retailers. No retailer can inspect the contents of every packaged received into the warehouse or stockroom. If the manufacturer doesn't check the equipment before sending it back out, from the customer's perspective it is the retailer who looks bad, even though it may well have not been their fault. At Adorama Camera we do have liberal return policies and there is no doubt that on occasion this is taken advantage of - although this does not exempt us from more closely checking any and all returns, some retailers don't. The problem is that we are all relying upon humans to carry out the required procedures at every point in the transaction, which can, and does, result in mistakes at any place along the line. I hope this adds something useful to the discussion, but please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance in any matters regarding specifically either Adorama Camera, or AdoramaPix. Sincerely Helen Oster Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador [email protected] www.adoramacamera.com
  • David E.
    Why are people shocked at this? Best Buy has participated in the practice of repackaging used goods as new for years. Plus they willfully mislead and lie to their customers. They get away with it because they're such a big name and people keep going back to them. Check out the class action lawsuit against them in the United States.

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