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Best Buy R.O.B. Saga Reaches a Happy Ending
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 | 16:20 GMT by Lee Meyer

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Best Buy has decided not to destroy the R.O.B. unit that nearly cost an employee his job. The robot, which an employee unsuccessfully attempted to take home instead of being recycled as part of Best Buy's Renew Blue program, will instead be sent to the company's corporate headquarters to be put on display.
Best Buy had some enthusiastic words for the rare Nintendo accessory, as reported by Business Insider:
We are in the process of retrieving the robot and gaming system from the store so that we may put it on display here at our corporate headquarters in Richfield. A bit of nostalgia that our employees and visitors alike, are sure to enjoy!
We recycle virtually any consumer electronic device out there, but as you can imagine an item like this is fairly unusual and we can see why it captivated our employee’s imagination
There has been no comment on the status of the employee who took to Red

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Good hope there telling the truth


It's a lie. This is the equivalent of telling your kid that you took his dog to "live on a farm" instead of admitting that you backed over him in the driveway.

I'm glad it's not being destroyed, but I still don't see why the employee couldn't have it. The employee's manager should have just said, "take I don't care".

I guess someone is just going to have to go down to corporate in Richfield to find out.

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Surprised he wasn't just allowed to take it. Would have saved BB money in recycling fees. Looks to be in good condition too, dumb ass should of put it on Ebay vs taking it to BB.

They want it for themselfs now they realise its rare, let the employee have it, its more valuable to him than best buy headquarters


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I'm sure it was going to go in their headquarters in the first place. Why would bestbuy have a recycle program for perfectly working things?