When Grandparents fail

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By the time I was 10, I had enough plastic army men to take North Korea. ~J.A. Laraque

When Grandparents fail

So this was sent to us from a post on Reddit. Apparently this was given to someone from their grandparent as a gift. It was hailed as the next gen handheld console that all the kids are playing from the person that sold it to the grandparent. Well it is in fact a very cheap little game that costs about 10 bucks on Amazon.

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Sadly this happens a lot not just to older people put to people who do not know a console from a cheap piece of plastic or a Nintendo Wii. For years growing up I was a victim of the relative that either had no idea of how to shop for a kid for Christmas or a last minute shopper who bought me plastic army men from the gas station on the way to holiday dinner. By the time I was 10, I had enough plastic army men to take North Korea.

Now this buy was bad, but it can get worse because many people are fooled by knock-offs. You can see a number of them on our Monday Motivation post about them. In Miami, we have a ton of flea markets where you can find these and the sales people are more than willing to trick unsuspecting shoppers into buying a Gamecast for only 69.99 that has 180 built in games that your 16 year old will absolutely hate.

Do us all a favor, stick to gift cards.

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J.A. Laraque

J.A. Laraque is a freelance writer and novelist. His passion for writing mixed with a comedic style and intelligent commentary has brought him success in his various endeavors. Whatever the subject, J.A. has an opinion on it and will present it in writing with an insight and flair that is both refreshing and informative.