Dick Smith pr0n mobe heads for eBay
Complete with preloaded smut
The mobile phone at the centre of the Dick Smith Electronics preloaded porn scandal will on Monday hit eBay complete with the snaps that reduced a sickened Cairns woman to a state of shock.
For those of you not up to speed on the whole sorry affair, the university student was sold a display phone because it was the last one in stock, and later discovered store staff had been making good use of the device to capture images of "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 bra and pulling her pants down".
Cue outrage, internal investigations, demands for compensation, and so forth.
Well, it appears Dick Smith has not yet whipped out his bulging wallet, because the shaken customer has now told the Cairns Post she'll flog the smutmobe on the world's fave tat bazaar under the listing "The original Dick Smith scandal mobile phone".
She said: “We don’t want it, and apparently Dick Smith doesn’t want it, so we’re open to all offers and it will be on eBay from Monday. Reserve will be set at $200, which is what we paid for this second-hand phone that we thought was new. It’ll come in its original box with charger, dishonoured contract and 49 dodgy photos including those of the Dick Smith staff member, which some people might find entertaining.”
Dick Smith Electronics spokesman Benedict Brook said the sale would "hinder the company’s ability to investigate the matter", while his employer insisted it had "interviewed all its staff at the store involved as it tries to hunt down the culprit that has caused it national embarrassment".
The student remains unimpressed by the company's handling of the matter. She grumped: “We haven’t heard a single thing from anyone at Dick Smith, not so much as an apology or offer of a refund or even where they’re at in the investigation. We’re deeply disappointed in the way the thing has been handled and all we can do is to advise people to think twice about where they buy their mobile phones.” ®
So looking at the comments , how jaded and cynical we have become in the 21st century of propaganda of flogging guilt before proof of being innocent and so forth(with politicians that be a different matter as they are always guilty of misconduct and lying at any time for that is the nature of that particular beast throughout human history).
However in Oz , surprise , surprise with high tech gadgets like mobile phones reselling return stock as new or demo models is a fairly frequent problem and a number of units have had some questionable photographs as well.
As for the Store manager in question he/she be a total wanker given the latitude they have been given .
But also how soon we forget with flash memory delete does not mean delete either , choices indeed ?
ok, so your ethical test would be if you bought a phone or camera off ebay and it, unknowingly, had been owned by a celebutard and had some interesting pictures.... what would you do:
1/ sell to Sun
2/ share/upload and humilate
4/ quietly delete and never tell anyone
Well... 3 is likely to get you arrested and not be much fun, 4 would be kinda dumb!
So I think I would have to sell it to the Sun, and THEN upload it after I got my money :)
My thoughts as well.
Woman claims to find pics including a DSE employee outside said DSE outlet and some amateur porn and wants compensation. When none is forthcoming, attempts to make money flicking the phone off on eBay.
Buy an ex-demonstrator mobe, find a pic of a uniformed (read: "fully-clothed") staff member on it (left over from when they were showing a customer how it takes photos), snap a few more pics but of a risque nature, take it back and demand compensation, while making a big song and dance in the media to hopefully shame the company into coughing up. When the company drags its heels, make a big song and dance about recovering your "losses" somehow and attempt to sell it to the highest bidder.
Would almost be worth buying it just to check the datestamps of the pic files and compare them with the date on which it was purchased.
Revealing the woman to be a fraud would be better value than a pic of some bloke playing with himself and a bit of amateur striptease.
One notes that the phone was not returned to DSE for examination as they asked - perhaps because any investigation would reveal that the "offensive" pics were indeed snapped after purchase...