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Trigames.NET Podcast 108 and The Art of Selling Broke Merchandise

First thing's first: Trigames.NET Podcast episode 108 has been up for almost two days now, so if you don't know where to get it, download it from here. Those of you with Zune / iTunes should already have it in your RSS feed. If you want to read the blurb, you can get it here.

Remember, there's still the homework of sending us your most horrible stories while playing online against ignorami. What's the most ignorant or flagrant thing you've been called or heard someone been called, or whatever you've heard, when playing online? The saddest (as in dude, that's sad, not as in "cry tears" sad)?

Now, onto the show. I was in a Gamestop today coming back from lunch when I spotted, right next to the Rock Band 2 demo unit, a lonely drum kit not being used. The reason? Its green pad -- the right-most one -- had been broken clean off.

So why was Gamestop STILL showing it off there?

One look closer showed the answer: These twerps were trying to sell the unit as a $49.99 SKU. WHAT THE HELL!

Wow. Just... WOW. If there ever were a more appropriate situation for Kevin Pereira's "Really????????" than this, I'd like to see it.

Oh, and in case anyone's interested in seeing this debacle in person, this was the Gamestop I was at:

GameStop #1363
Broadway and 33rd Street
New York NY, 10001 US

I'm not going to publish the phone number here I don't trust any of you. You probably know how to get it anyway.