Whilst you're chomping on your warm turkey sandwiches, spare a thought for these festive folk who had upsets with their new 3DS gifts.
Some retailer hiccups this week have made online headlines - including one tale that involves a refurbished Nintendo 3DS full of explicit images. The unit, sold as refurbished at Gamestop, was encountered by a young five-year old who ended up seeing Mario explore a very different set of pipes.
The family received a brand-new 3DS console as compensation, but the boy's father is naturally rattled.
Another more unfortunate tale describes another younger who received a Nintendo 3DS console from Walmart for Christmas. Instead of a sleek new portable, he ended up with a wrapped bag full of rocks. Santa should be ashamed.
The scam box was returned and all was well with the world again, but it makes for a point of discussion:
Have you fallen for any hardware/gaming scams or mishaps at retail?