This RAID Controller Looks Suspiciously Like A Sex Toy

Since the actual image may be NSFW for some readers, we're going with this blurred-out version. Those who really need to see can click here for the full uncensored image.

Since the actual image may be NSFW for some readers, we’re going with this blurred-out version. Those who really need to see can click here for the full uncensored image.

Consumerist reader Ben was just minding his own business, shopping on Amazon for a RAID controller for his server when — what the holy heck, is that a huge pink plastic phallus?

Now, Amazon and its marketplace vendors sell plenty of sex toys, so it’s not the shock of seeing a dildo for sale on Amazon. And sometimes unrelated, sexy-time products pop up in search results; try looking for something to relieve your backache and you’ll eventually find an array of adult-oriented devices.

But the description attached to this sex toy photo is actually for a real computer part mean to be placed inside a server, as opposed to something intended to go inside a human being.

And clicking on the link for the product brings up the computer part, with no stray sex toy images to be found.

Interestingly enough, in the short time since we first checked out the link sent to us by Ben, the search result image has changed. Instead of a sex toy, it’s now a really tiny image of the computer part in question:
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The marketplace seller attached to the image has also changed, giving us reason to believe that someone at that first seller — which has some 80,000+ items available for sale on Amazon — goofed and accidentally uploaded the wrong image, for which we’re grateful, as we needed a good laugh today.

We know that some of our readers are themselves marketplace vendors on Amazon. If any of you have insight into how the search results photo could have ended up so NSFW, feel free to let us know at tips@consumerist.com.