buy diablo III in China, get pineapple III instead

#1 Edited by sate2801 (343 posts) -

there's something you have to know before continue

  1. Diablo 3 is currently banned from selling in China for some unsettled publishing right BS
  2. "Diablo" pronounce somewhat similar to "Big Pineapple" in Mandarin and Cantonese

since taobao.com(think of it as Chinese ebay) banned all auctions with keywords involving diablo, gamers and shops in China came up with different ways to circumvent the filter, with words like "a game you've been waiting for 11 years" or "Blizzard's latest"

one of the more creative one is selling "3 big pineapple, from America/Taiwan, you know what I mean ;)"

this works for a while, untill someone paid 800 Yuen and actually received 3 pineapples.

and since this matches the description on site, this poor dude can't get a refund. sad :(

#2 Posted by Azteck (7450 posts) -

Hahahaha, that is absolutely hilarious. I'm an awful person but goddamn.

#3 Posted by Panpipe (472 posts) -

Selling 3 pineapples was a master stroke.

Why does anyone ever buy anything on a chinese version of ebay?! Sounds like some form of masochism.

#4 Posted by CaLe (3897 posts) -

I sold a WoW character on eBay and the person changed their mind and wanted their money back and I didn't give them their money back.

#5 Posted by Ghostiet (5209 posts) -
@CaLe said:

I sold a WoW character on eBay and the person changed their mind and wanted their money back and I didn't give them their money back.

A colleague of mine gave his MMO account to a friend so he could grind levels on it while he was away. The friend mixed up accounts and sold another friend the account he was borrrowed. Then the friend who bought it got fucked over, since the dude that gave it reseted passwords.

They are still friends.

#6 Posted by CaLe (3897 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

@CaLe said:

I sold a WoW character on eBay and the person changed their mind and wanted their money back and I didn't give them their money back.

A colleague of mine gave his MMO account to a friend so he could grind levels on it while he was away. The friend mixed up accounts and sold another friend the account he was borrrowed. Then the friend who bought it got fucked over, since the dude that gave it reseted passwords.

They are still friends.

The account I sold was initially given to a guild leader for free, who then passed it on to an old counter-strike clan member of mine (purely by chance), who then gave it back to me. Then I sold it. That account is basically a slut and will have anybody.

#7 Posted by A_Dog (743 posts) -

Isn't 800 yen like 8 dollars?

#8 Edited by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

#9 Posted by A_Dog (743 posts) -

@Mnemoidian: Wow, I'm a moron.

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Ghostiet
@CaLe said:

I sold a WoW character on eBay and the person changed their mind and wanted their money back and I didn't give them their money back.

A colleague of mine gave his MMO account to a friend so he could grind levels on it while he was away. The friend mixed up accounts and sold another friend the account he was borrrowed. Then the friend who bought it got fucked over, since the dude that gave it reseted passwords.

They are still friends.

Couldve emailed blizzard to get it back. That's why buying accounts is stupid, the original owner can just call blizzard and get it back whenever they want.
#11 Posted by cmblasko (1108 posts) -

@Mnemoidian said:

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

Yen = Microsoft points!

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@cmblasko said:

@Mnemoidian said:

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

Yen = Microsoft points!

Mind = blown!

#13 Posted by Turambar (6641 posts) -
@Mnemoidian said:

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

Fun facts: 1 yen is the smallest denomination in Japanese currency akin to 1 penny.  1 Yuan on the other hand is more akin to 1 dollar.  Chinese currency has smaller cents analogs.
#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10374 posts) -

I feel bad for the guy who spent all that money on those pineapples, but I think the whole story is rather fascinating, and just a bit funny too.

#15 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

@cmblasko said:

@Mnemoidian said:

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

Yen = Microsoft points!

Mind = blown!

My miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind!

#16 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

Did the any of the pineapples contain a little sponge man?

#17 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5135 posts) -

At least you can eat the pineapple without getting "Error 37".

#18 Posted by Danteveli (1157 posts) -

@Turambar said:

@Mnemoidian said:

@ryanrulez: Yen (JPY) is Japanese currency. Yuan (CNY) is Chinese currency.

800 CNY is about 125 USD.

800 JPY is about 10 USD.

Fun facts: 1 yen is the smallest denomination in Japanese currency akin to 1 penny. 1 Yuan on the other hand is more akin to 1 dollar. Chinese currency has smaller cents analogs.

Yeah I love to throw maos down the drain.

Now I have to buy pineapple cuz all that talk made me hungry

#19 Posted by biospank (647 posts) -
@CL60 said:
@Ghostiet
@CaLe said:

I sold a WoW character on eBay and the person changed their mind and wanted their money back and I didn't give them their money back.

A colleague of mine gave his MMO account to a friend so he could grind levels on it while he was away. The friend mixed up accounts and sold another friend the account he was borrrowed. Then the friend who bought it got fucked over, since the dude that gave it reseted passwords.

They are still friends.

Couldve emailed blizzard to get it back. That's why buying accounts is stupid, the original owner can just call blizzard and get it back whenever they want.
I also sold my account that I got from a friend. But then my friend took back the account 1year later  and the dude I sold it too got kinda pissed at me, but I did say to him that its not my email that is linked to the account, before he bought it. 
#20 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

My miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind!

<3 mashups

#21 Posted by DONOvon (2 posts) -

China is a big country,people just fight for their life.You guys have a bias to China

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