17000 DS Lites stolen

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  1. noONE
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    Last weekend, 17 000 DS Lites with a value of about 25 Million Swedish Kronor (about 3.2 Million dollars) was stolen from a shipment to Sweden in the city of Gothenburg (Göteborg), where Bergsala (see pictures) - the distributor of Nintendo products in Scandinavia and the baltic states headquarter resides.

    Bergsala putted out a 10 000 Swedish Kronor reward for the one giving advice enough for the police for it to lead to the recovery of a significiant part of the consoles.
    Yesterday Nintendo increased the reward up to 100 000 Kronor, which will more likely than the a bit low reward of 10 000 Swedish Kronor lead to a recovery of the consoles.

    To make amend for this loss, Nintendo of Japan has sent an immediate shipment of DS Lites to Sweden.

    These DS Lites were meant for the christmas market in Sweden, and thus are very important to Bergsala, as Sweden at this point has a lack of DS Lite consoles.



    Main source at Swedish websites, but Kotaku has also reported on this:
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  2. Gullwing

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    Wow.... I'm sorry for those people [​IMG]
     
  3. Green0scar

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    17000, thats crazy... wonder how they did it?
     
  4. Annaaaaa

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    omfg thats sick..

    but how zeh heck could all those be stolen?
     
  5. noONE
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    It was an inside job, there was 2 truck drivers who drove away with 2 trailers.
     
  6. DeMoN

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    I wonder how they are going to sell all of those....
     
  7. El Blacksheep

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    17000 back alleys.
     
  8. deathfisaro

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    Wow if I were one of the truck drivers I would totally give the other guy up and take half the shipment plus 100 thousand Kronors.
     
  9. Minox

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    That sounds really stupid, we're are they gonna hide 17k DSLs?

    Btw noONE, you usually use SEK when referring to the Swedish currency since there are other countries that also use the name "kronor".
     
  10. NeSchn

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    Better watch eBay listings for brand new DS Lites from Sweden.
     
  11. Renegade_R

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    More than likely they'll be exported to another country.
     
  12. noONE
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    Yeah, i know.. just that most don't know what "SEK" stands for, so i wrote it out, but forgot about adding "Swedish" before "Kronor" didn't think about the other kinds of "kronor" [​IMG]

    *fixed now though*

    Also, as you took your time correcting me, i'll do the same, "we're" is supposed to be "where" [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. playallday

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    This is very bad for Nintendo but very good for us, we'll now get new DS Lite's for $50 [​IMG] .
     
  14. deathfisaro

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    Would you agree if I said a significant portion of them will get shipped in Hong Kong and redistributed from there?

    If you can export them undetected, you can "clean" them in Hong Kong.
     
  15. TrolleyDave

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    A shitload like that will be moved across Europe. I doubt they'll try shipping them to HK. They'll be broken down into smaller amounts of a thousand or two each and distributed that way. I'm not really that up on crime in Sweden, well apart from drug dealers can get pretty rich there, so not sure how much organized crime is there.
     
  16. Anakir

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    This reminds me of those genius plans that criminals think of to get the gold from trucks and stuff involving people who know how to pick locks, change their appearance, etc lol.

    But damn, 17,000 DSLs. They're good. Sucks for Nintendo.
     
  17. BakuFunn

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    That is awesome, the genius.
    I want to know how they did it in detail.
    These are like those engineers who do impossible awesome feats, like that thing where they hung a car on the Golden Gate bridge.
    I respect those people, even if what they did is against the law. This just shows the awesome stunt they pulled.
    Sucks ass for Nintendo though...
     
  18. TrolleyDave

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    Get a job as a delivery driver for a Nintendo, then drive off with the truck. It's literally that easy to steal them. It's the getting rid of them afterwards that's the hard part.
     
  19. Killermech

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    After reading the swedish article about it, here's some more detailed info regarding it.

    They broke into a warehouse and stole the load off the two trucks containing red, black and white DS lites.
    There were tons of other trucks in there as well, so the fact that they handpicked those two trucks means they are suspecting an inside job.

    All the DS's that were stolen come with a scandinavium manual, meaning it's in the languages 'Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian' so they think it's highly
    likely that they will be sold within these countries and not outside (which is only speculation).

    That pretty much sums it up.
     
  20. Banger

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    I doubt it, they will probably still sell from 100-130$ Although I got TWO DS Lite's for $130 so that is $65 a piece and no they were not stolen ;-)