A Cairns university student got a bit of a shock when she popped into Dick Smith Electronics to buy a new mobe - the device contained 49 images of an extremely intimate nature. They included "a woman naked from the waist down lying on a bed performing a sex act, a man holding his penis and consecutive shots of the woman in her …
...all new electronic equipment in this house is going to be handled with rubber gloves until it has been sanitised in bleach.
An no one will be allowed to hold it near their face or any other intimate parts.
You can't be too careful you know.
oh just angling for a pay out here isn't she.
sex happens get over it.
Where are they?
"What would've happened if that phone was bought for a child?"
There would be one very happy child and I wouldn't be wasting my life reading this crappy story in el reg.
"The 'shocked and disgusted' customer splendidly thundered: 'It's sickening to think I've been using this phone near my face when it was used to take all of these photos.'"
Does she live in some kind of distorted Amazonian would where instead of souls cameras steal love juice from the genitals of the target? Unless it stuck to her ear. Someone should warn her that the next hand she shakes may have been used as a wanking spanner.
I had a dreadful feeling that word was going to crop up. That's why this is in the papers, isn't it. Because you see a way of making some cash. Greedy bitch.
The name of the store couldnt be more ironic.....
Surely she missed a trick by not selling it on eBay?
'The rattled victim and her partner "met with Dick Smith Electronic's area and state manager late yesterday in a bid to reach a compensation settlement but the company referred the matter to its legal department". '
It sounds like she wasn't hurt by this at all, but rather was more concerned about what would have happened if a child was exposed to the images. So how does compensation come into it?
I seem to remember a common consensus not so long ago where the majority voted against the use of the abbreviation "mobe". Then again, I suppose it is better then the use of "cell phone".
"We've asked the customer to bring us the phone to ascertain the nature of the images."
Can you add me to that list please.
"The rattled victim and her partner "met with Dick Smith Electronic's area and state manager late yesterday in a bid to reach a compensation settlement "
I doubt most people would be *that* offended but if there is a chance to make a buck...
free quality amature pron?! Ive always dreamed of picking up one of these gems!!! a phone or camera with some nubile 20something blonde employee enjoying her freedom!!! anyway... this story is usless without photos!!!
paris, as, well... she wouldnt accidentally leave images of her for the masses to find!!!!
Don't accept display models, they're always crap.
Oh, and0 don't be an idiot and take incriminating photos of yourself using company property, regardless of whether it is or is not likely to be sold to a third party. Boy is that sales woman going to be in trouble.
If holding a mobile phone containing porn next to her head makes her sick, think about all the porn being downloaded through wifi signals that pass through your body......
"We've asked the customer to bring us the phone to ascertain the nature of the images"
In private no doubt. They'll obviously take copies before clearing the offending items from the phone for re-sale
Typical they'd ask for compensation though, can't they just get a new one and love the world like a hippy instead? what would be really cool (think of the justice) if the man in the photos was her husband :o
cor blimey cobber!
Oh come on! LOL
Also, you'd have to pay hard cash to have that sort of pr0n downloaded to your phone, apparently. She should be pleased she's got a bargain. Some people are never happy.
Just as an aside, was the lady 'in action' also the store employee? That's a very funny way of handing your notice in.
Paris - what else?
"sickening to think I've been using this phone near my face". Because it would have been so much better if it had only been used hands free. (!)
The phone I've currently got (refurbished, via shop) hadn't had the girlfriend porn deleted from it. I assumed it was the previous owner's and not the shop staff larking around but it seems you never know.
Given it was Christmas, I was very tempted to text the number and tell her what nice antlers* she had.
* glad I didn't, it's not all that universally held to mean a tattoo on the small of the back apparently...
Pathetic attempt at squeezing money out of a company, i hope the woman and her "partner" get bankrupted by solicitors on both sides.
Read "hopes she faked enough outrage to extort some cash".
A photo of a clothed employee outside the store on a demonstration phone [AKA the last one] in a store? Outrageous! Have been possibly even telling customers how to use the phone's other features? CPW would never stoop that low!
I'm surprised she didn't find that the deal smelt a little fishy up-front.
Anyway, I want my next phone preloaded with NSFW content kindly added by the local mobile-shop woman. She's really rather fit!
Paris, because I bet her mobile's got something similar.
We really need a "Won't somebody think of the children" icon. Probably a currency symbol as that sort of quote normally leads to "how much money can I get for this?"
Also: "It's sickening to think I've been using this phone near my face when it was used to take all of these photos." How close does she think the photographer got to said bits?
Although, if you're going to take pictures of your bits with a company phone, or whatever, remember to erase it afterwards!
Paris, because you can just imagine what she's done with a mobile phone!
and then she was surprised to find a photo of a man holding his ... penis.
come on reg, we all only opened this story for the pics just like the story you published earlier about that bird advertising the eee.
PICTURES COMPLETE THE STORY !!
then i can sue too cos my eyes will have been soiled, cash monies all round.
I have to get out to Dick Smith more often.
"We've asked the customer to bring us the phone to ascertain the nature of the images."
Was the phone set on vibrate?
I thought that "Tramp Stamp" was the more commonly used phrase...
she might have a good reason for not wanting to hold it near her face. maybe one of the photos was demonstrating the vibrate function.....
So who made the copies of the pics and sent them to the papers? The customer or the staff?
Does anyone really buy ex-display models these days? I would rather go without and wait a while. Not 'cos of this sort of thing, but the fact that whenever you go in to Comet, PC World or wherever, you see the great unwashed with their sticky fingered kids, poking, prodding and generally attempting to test the devices on show, to destruction. Come the end of the day, the put upon store clerk has to try to Evo-stick the buttons back on and make the thing appear to work as before. Do you really want something that some rug-rat has most likely smeared his snot covered fingers all over, in your possession for your family to use?
> The rattled victim and her partner "met with Dick Smith Electronic's area and state manager late yesterday in a bid to reach a compensation settlement but the company referred the matter to its legal department".
It seems an ex gratia offer to compensate for burned ears and sore eyes was greeted with less than enthusiasm and a substantially higher counter-offer. It would be interesting to know if she threatened bad publicity. Does anyone have the mobe?
Why? Did she think the phone was suddenly going to lob ropes and leave her looking like a plasterer's radio?
Inform supplier, so they can check devices for such material in future. Keep or delete said images depending on personal preference. Simple really. Unless of course one has the mentality of an ambulance chasing lawyer, which this lady does indeed appear to have.
"It's sickening to think I've been using this phone near my face when it was used to take all of these photos." If that is her response to a phone with porn on it, how does she respond to cocks?
>"she'd been sold a display phone "
And she got one hell of a display. So where's the problem?
"I had a dreadful feeling that word was going to crop up. That's why this is in the papers, isn't it. Because you see a way of making some cash. Greedy bitch."
The company should not have allowed this to happen. It's quite right they should be punished, by paying compensation and by receiving bad publicity.
Everyone should be encouraged to push for compensation and to let other people know when a service or a product they receive from a company is not good enough. It's people who think "oh dear, never mind" that need a good kick up the rear.
is an aussie entrepreneur who started the store chain, which is effectively the aussie version of radio shack/best buy. look him up on pikiwedia.
"I'm not disgusted by what she did, what people do in their own homes is their business. But I'm disgusted that it was left on the shelf to be sold."
paris - Pics!
Huw Davies> Antlers? I thought that "Tramp Stamp" was the more commonly used phrase...
Maybe that's because "arse antlers" are a specific design and "tramp stamp" isn't?
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Someone I know got a "new" phone from Orange and it arrived with a video clip of some guy wacking off. We were a little surprised to say the least.
while i can apreciate the usefullnes of your own low ish quality amature pr0n studio available in most handsets these days, with such high storage capacities people never have to delete files (esp jpg's) because by time its full there onto the next model etc, this can lead to this sort of thing, people these days just arnt concerned with digital tidyness, and assume things will just take care of themselves. tho for a friend of a friend his mistake was to plug his mobile to his pc via usb to add some mp3's unknown to him Googles Piccasa happily helped itself to the nice store of snaps on his phone and sorted it out for him, unfortunatly this placed them in amongst his family snaps, and when his mrs found said snaps and realised she wasnt in them but certain parts of him were oooo the hilarity ensued:)
be carefull ;)
/finally i can use Paris!!!
I actually work for the company in question and we actually had a memo regarding a similar issue a few months ago. It's company policy to delete all data off of any returned digital devices. Guess that applies to smutty sexual liasions as well...
No boobies :(
Yeah, digital porn's contagious like that. It'll give you spots and everything.
Dcope, that was priceless.
>>>What would've happened if that phone was bought for a child?
Then a child would have seen some nudity and some folks getting it on. Said kid would either have "enjoyed" the images, or would have asked their parents what this was, at which point, the parents would be forced to talk to their child about sex (shock! horror!). Am I missing the part where this is bad? Can we get over the whole "seeing nudity and/or sex hurts kids" bullsh*t? Please???
Oh, and by the way, it wasn't, so shut it.
>>>The rattled victim and her partner "met with Dick Smith Electronic's area and state manager late yesterday in a bid to reach a compensation settlement but the company referred the matter to its legal department".
Rattled? Really? Your compensation is a replacement phone, or a full refund of your purchase price and release from you contract. Now get out, you money-grubbing b*tch. I'm so sick of people trying to get money because someone else made a mistake. Unless this chick has been psychologically scarred by this, thus requiring years of therapy, or unless she incurred a financial loss, she needs to sit the f*ck down.
..does anyone know which DS store it was? And if the employee still work there? ^_-