Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus went on a trolling spree to local Best Buy stores, leaving behind fake products with fake description and price tags identical to the real product displays. The "Useless Plasticbox 1.2" pieces retailed for $99.99 and were advertised as "another gadget you don't really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks." The tags also included a QR Code that led to PlasticJesus.net and a warranty that read "There is no warranty on this piece of crap. If you are dumb enough to buy it you deserve all you get."

Plastic Jesus told the LA Times that the prank was a reaction to the state of consumer electronics: "We are sold this equipment, often with the pre-release hype lasting many weeks, and told 'this gadget is THE one' the one that will change our life, only to be left disappointed." The fake boxes have since been removed from the shelves of Best Buy stores, though some reportedly took as long as four days to catch on.

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[via LATimes]