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Shoppers might have been confused by a new product that made its way into five Los Angeles Best Buy stores on Friday. Complete with a bar code, price and label, the box read:

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I thought it was about Microsoft Surface. :p

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I thought it was about Microsoft Surface. :p

The Microsoft Surface is by far more feature rich than the Ipad. You get all of the preinstalled desktop apps plus the modern apps on the Surface. Additionally the Surface, unlike the Ipad, has a USB port, and a Micro SD slot etc.

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I kind of want that. I think it'd look good under my TV. Plus, when people ask, "What is that?", I can say "The Internet".

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I agree with the sentiment, most products don't live up to the expectation, or are what a person needs. Most things end up unused after the first couple of months.

 

My work gave me a nexus 7 all i use it for now is a remote for XBMC, which i could use my phone for.

 

My parents are the worst for this, every month they have some new device they want me to help them setup, and every time its not what they wanted, or doesn't work as well as they wanted.

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I agree with the sentiment, most products don't live up to the expectation, or are what a person needs. Most things end up unused after the first couple of months.

Its because we're a nation of consumers.We're constantly being told to buy stuff, upgrade to the latest model, buy gifts for commercialized holidays, how buying stuff helps the economy etc.

But if you don't have the money to buy the stuff dont worry there's "infinite" credit to help you out...we have credit cards, store cards, 0% interest financing, payday loans etc

And the end result is you have a generation of people who aren't able to manage their finances because they spent all their money buying things.
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Haha, that is pretty good. 

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Hehe

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I kind of want that. I think it'd look good under my TV. Plus, when people ask, "What is that?", I can say "The Internet".

Yawn. Nobody cares.

 

As for the topic: Awesome pranking.  Did any sell?

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My question is how did they make room and adjust the shelf to place such an item without any BB rep asking if they needed help.  Just walking to the bluray section of my local bb I am asked 5 times if I need any help.

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anyone notice the model number?

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My question is how did they make room and adjust the shelf to place such an item without any BB rep asking if they needed help.  Just walking to the bluray section of my local bb I am asked 5 times if I need any help.

 

I walk around with a phone to my ear. they don't bug me anymore.

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Yawn. Nobody cares.

 

That was warranted for sure.

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Well the Green power save function seems to be working :D

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The Microsoft Surface is by far more feature rich than the Ipad. You get all of the preinstalled desktop apps plus the modern apps on the Surface. Additionally the Surface, unlike the Ipad, has a USB port, and a Micro SD slot etc.

WTF?  Who said anything about an i-pad to even justify such a response?  

 

Someone made a joke that the "another useless device" was the MS surface and you vomit a load on how it compares to the i-pad??!!

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That was warranted for sure.

He didn't get the IT-crowd reference?
All it needs is a blinking red light and its perfect :D (I cared btw, made me chuckle a little)

 

OT: hehe, good statement I guess, technology is moving forward fast, maybe too fast. I personally don't mind having technology like a TV, lifetime of anywhere inbetween 5 and 25 years without instantly being horribly outdated.

We're at a point where most tech doesn't need yearly upgrades, CPU speeds are more then capable of the tasks on their devices, GPU's render crystal clear imagery with Futurama like resolutions "It's HD, it has a better resolution then real life".

I want new things, not just the same thing but 0.1% better.

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He didn't get the IT-crowd reference?
All it needs is a blinking red light and its perfect :D (I cared btw, made me chuckle a little)

 

I'm glad that some people understood the reference :).

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Sort of fits right in at Worst Buy. ;)

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^ If the box was stamped 'Galaxy', you be first in line. :p

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