Once upon a time Gord had a friend named Mike. And this
friend named Mike had been given a Gameshark. Only this
GameShark was not a normal Gameshark, it was evil and
possessed dark spirits within!
It had a curious gift. This
particular GameShark would blow out the PlayStation
motherboard micro-fuses rendering the expansion port
At the time, no thought was given to harnessing this power
A few months later a customer had brought in a GameShark
that did not work. Gord tested it, found it did not work and
in fact blew our the micro-fuses like the Mike's GameShark
This time, an evil idea was born!
"I'll give you $5 for it."
Gord buys the GameShark.
Then Gord left it on the counter begging to be stolen!
Far from the computer where Gord completed his transactions,
and conveniently hidden from his sight by a flyer folder.
Would-be thieves would count their lucky stars at how tempting
this target was.
And finally a couple weeks later, it was stolen!
Gord was a happy Gord. Not only would it not work,
but it would blow out the expansion port of any machine it was
Over the next three weeks, Gord went from fixing no
expansion ports for customers ever to more than ten during
that time. Gord's retribution was at hand, and the
GameShark was doing its job well. This exercise was very
profitable for Gord.