Customers in stitches over JB Hi-Fi screen fail: ‘I had to look twice’
- A Sydney buyer was confused about a JB Hi-Fi display
- He found an anti-theft device in a cardboard cutout.
A young shopper was left scratching his head after finding an ‘amusingly bizarre’ display at his local JB Hi-Fi.
Paniora Nukunuku, from Sydney, was leaving a store when she stopped to look at the latest video game consoles.
The buyer had to do a double take when he realized that one of the consoles was wrapped with an anti-theft device, but it was not the actual product.
Paniora revealed that a cardboard print copy of the Asus game console was ‘protected’ against thieves, and received the same treatment as screen models of Lenovo laptops.
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A young shopper was left scratching his head after finding a ‘hilariously weird’ display at his local JB Hi-Fi.
The Sydney buyer recorded a short clip of the bizarre security choice.
“JB Hi-Fi, I have a question,” he said in the video. ‘So I understand how you have these alarm systems on laptops.’
It showed several laptops in a row with alarm devices, but Paniora then zoomed in on the cardboard photo of the Asus game console.
But this is cardboard! These are really high standards.’
Paniora revealed that a cardboard print copy of the Asus game console was protected against thieves, and received the same treatment as display models of Lenovo laptops.
Several patrons couldn’t stop laughing at the hilarious joke.
“That’s so funny, I’m crying,” wrote one woman.
‘They really got me for a second, that’s new!’ said another.
Many JB Hi-Fi workers in the comments guessed why the store chose a burglar-proof piece of cardboard.
“I feel like the person who did that was trying to look busy or trying to stop doing other work,” one man said.
“This feels like someone was told to insure all display items and they took that job very seriously,” another suggested.
Some revealed that it was probably due to customer behavior.
“Screens have been stolen all the time,” said another.
“I used to work in retail – people steal anything, even display models that do nothing,” said a third.
But some workers claimed they also wrapped cardboard items with spiders for fun.
“I used to do stuff like that just to make myself laugh,” wrote one woman. ‘Display boxes specifically!’
“As a former JB worker this was done as a way for us to have fun,” wrote another.