Yeah, it was very weird! The original tape was sealed, I believe (I was so excited that I don't quite remember, but I want to say it was) and the RB did make two beeps when I first turned it on (those actually scared me at first, because I wasn't expecting it--I take it that's normal)? So I don't think it was ever tampered with. I remember reading a while back that someone who also ordered a pink RB had problems with some accessories randomly being missing. I wonder if it's the same sort of thing? Possible they were made in the same batch.
I'm not sure if I want to complain to her, since it was a parent who ended up with two accidentally (they bought one last year for Christmas, and it never showed up, so they bought another. The original one ended up arriving later, and they didn't want two, so they decided to resell it). I may ask her if the one they opened had the same issue, more out of curiosity than anything. This is when it's nice to order from an actual retailer, though, because then I'd have no issues going to them and asking if it can be replaced. Aw well, I knew that could be an issue when I bought it, in terms of no support. I'm just glad at this point that it was something I happened to already have, as opposed to the rock salt or its ID card.
And yay, I'm glad to hear it! That's what I was hoping was the case (simply part of the baby stage), but I've had such bad luck with defective electronics on arrival, so I was kind of worried. ^^; Thanks for watching the videos!