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    Zune:  MS finally has an original marketing idea!
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    Zune: MS finally has an original marketing idea!
    So this is how MS plans on killing the iPod?

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    Zune:  MS finally has an original marketing idea!
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    i wonder if this is a rat in the yogurt type scam...

    i also wonder if there would be as much hooplah if this was straight porn. [need a good rolleyes smiley]

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    I bet that was Microsoft Marketing's "Plan B" when they realized they wouldn't be able to get their name in the news using Sony's riot-causing shortage tactic.

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    I would bet even money some wal-mart associate did it. OR some parent had returned it because their kid was using it for porn. And the wal-mart re-closed the box, and re-soled it. That is why they ask if there was actually anything wrong with the device when you return it, so they can determine if they can re-shelve it. Of course they are also supposed to make sure everything is in the package too.

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    Ha ha! I think it's too easy to blame Microsoft - it has to be some joker at the store messing round iwth it.

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    heheh, interesting read.

    Not too long ago, I remember reading reports that some of the iPod nanos were found to have viruses on them (only affecting PC, of course)
    Apple didn't know how the viruses got on the devices (Apple: "a virus you say?! .....what the heck is a virus?")
    I thought it funny though - a subtle way of saying 'switch to mac'.

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    hashaa there was another miss-hap like this with a psp mem stick, some one bought it at eb games and it was loaded with pr0n, I think it's funny.

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    Zune:  MS finally has an original marketing idea!
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    This smells like a guerilla tactic agianst the right wing. WalMart is known for its high "family values" and anti everything "UnAmerican". Since it was gay porn I'll bet that someone bought the zune, loaded the porn and returned it. Walmart doesn't always check items returned before throwing them back on the shelve.

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    I believe whatever happened, it was Wal Marts fault in one way or another. I feel they sold the Zune to someone and they tried it, did not like it and returned it for their $$$ back. That is done at Wal Mart all the time. Problem is, Wal Mart probably put the Zune back on the shelf and did not even check to see that the AC Adapter was missing nor that it had Porn on it. I have seen this kind of junk at Wal Mart many times. Fry's Electronics a LOT of times takes stuff back and does not even really inspect it, and puts it on the shelf all sealed back up. Got a motherboard that way that was toast, got an Linksys router that had someone's name as the SSID when ALL Linksys routers have an SSID of Linksys.

    I don't believe for a minute it was Microsoft and I am FAR from a Microsoft Sympathizer!

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    Zune:  MS finally has an original marketing idea!
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    so, no one else thinks that this may just be a scam?

    buy a zune from walmart (two big anonymous targets), load some porn, complain that it was there when you got it, settle for more money than you can make in a number of years at an honest job - that is, if no one checks the file to see when it was added to the player.

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    Blaming MS for this is like blaming Apple for my oldest daughters crappy taste in Music.

    Now Wal-Mart on the other hand....


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    there is no way to blame ms for this unless it came from the factory that way (which it is obvious it didn't)... however... walmart should be reprimanded for just putting returned items right back on the shelf with out check it... what if it was not porn but evidence of a murder, some sort of bomb, etc?
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    In case you couldn't tell, I was joking about blaming Microsoft, it is pretty obvious that it is not their fault.

    Question: What about the guy that loaded it up with porn before returning it? Cameras are everywhere in stores like Walmart, I assume they would be able to find the guy, but would he have broken any law?

    Another question: Would they be making a big deal about it being 'homosexual' porn if it was women instead of men?

    One more: PowerBookG4, when are you going to post pictures of your Mustang?

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    Zune:  MS finally has an original marketing idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
    Another question: Would they be making a big deal about it being 'homosexual' porn if it was women instead of men?
    wow, maybe my posts really are invisible...

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    I'm sure someone bought it, returned it and Wal Mart never checked it. Now whether or not the people forgot to erase the porn, who knows.

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