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warning: be careful buying drives from Bureau en Gros - Ste-Dorothee Mega Centre

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  • Oct 11th, 2012 4:36 am
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Oct 8, 2012
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warning: be careful buying drives from Bureau en Gros - Ste-Dorothee Mega Centre

I went to Bureau en Gros (Staples Canada) Ste-Dorothee (Laval, Que) Mega Centre, to get the flyer special ($5 for 8GB Core Micro USB flash drive). When I asked the staff for one, he handed me off to another guy who handed me a drive from an off-floor area. When I asked about more, he pointed me to an on floor display, which was not where he had gotten the first drive. All the drives were encased in the antitheft alarmed boxes, so no person in the store could get at the drives, and the boxes are only removed by the cashier.

When I went home and examined it, the package had been previously sliced open. This made me suspicious, so I scanned it with my antivirus, and it had been infected.

It had a file called "! My Picutre.SCR" on it, which was a virus called "TR/Crypt.CFI.Gen"


So, anyone shopping here, should be very careful with drives, and format them.
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should have inspected the device prior to you departing from the store. I never bring home opened packages unless absolutely necessary.
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I would have definitely noticed it was open, I am not purchasing brand new opened item, i want brand new sealed if that is what my dollar pays for.
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akz wrote:
Oct 9th, 2012 10:22 am
I would have definitely noticed it was open, I am not purchasing brand new opened item, i want brand new sealed if that is what my dollar pays for.
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So what happened when you took it back to the store?
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a post by a singular po'd experience .as a warning ? Am sorry but never had any issues with Staples ...............shall RFD post them all ?

We all had bad experiences with some stores but ............a warning ? lol. One one off poster ?Learn to shop kiddo .Useless thread
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akz wrote:
Oct 9th, 2012 10:22 am
I would have definitely noticed it was open, I am not purchasing brand new opened item, i want brand new sealed if that is what my dollar pays for.
:arrowu:

People that buy "new games" from GameStop/EBGames. :facepalm:
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OP will never be back.
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Anyway, it\'s a reminder. Thanks
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