Best Buy customer orders one Apple iPad, receives a box of five, and is told to keep them all
posted by Alan F. / Dec 08, 2012, 11:28 PM
So Alexa decided to contact The Consumerist. In the letter, she mentioned that her theory was that the person doing the fulfillment at Best Buy had slapped an incorrect shipping label on a box of five tablets. The box had a label showing it contained five tablets while the shipping label showed just one being shipped. Alexa had done research on the situation and found other situations where a company overshipped an order and rewarded the customer for stepping forward by giving them a gift certificate, But she could not find a situation where the mistake was valued at the price of four Apple iPad tablets.
keep the extra tablets and give them away to people in need, a charity, a local school, her favorite PhoneArena editor or friends and family.
Best Buy couldn't have scripted this any better than if it were planned out in advance. So let's recap. Alexa's BFF gets his Apple iPad, Alexa's mom has four to sell on eBay to give away. Best Buy comes out looking quite charitable and perhaps there is now an opening in Best Buy's shipping department. Especially since the very same thing happened a few days ago to someone named Nick. Nick ordered one iPad and received a whole box of five tablets. When he called Best Buy, he was told that the retailer shows that he only received one tablet, so Best Buy couldn't do anything about it. If the retailer continues to ship five Apple iPads to everyone who orders just one, it might be time to short the stock.
source: TheConsumerist (1), (2) via Gizmodo
Holy ****!!! Why god!!! Why I'm not the chosen one!!!
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:33 PM 20
And merry Christmas to best buy :)
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:37 PM 15
Wow that was very generous of Best Buy. 5 of the best tablets on the market is sure to brighten someone's christmas day.
posted on Dec 09, 2012, 1:04 AM 14
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
She could sell 4 of them, or three of them, on Ebay. With the money buy a Nexus 10...and have money to spare. I am not sure if 'needy' people's needs/priorities include getting some sort of tablet. Maybe the local school could use them.
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:33 PM 10
Or just give for a charity, simple as that :)
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:36 PM 7
Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012
why should she step backwards?
posted on Dec 09, 2012, 3:32 AM 3
Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012
Give me some....
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:34 PM 3
in a 3 year old kids voice with his right hand out and left hand by his side hahaha
posted on Dec 09, 2012, 1:25 AM 3
Posts: 891; Member since: Dec 05, 2012
LAME...& Fake Advertisement..... bestbuy is now trying to survive by publicizing in this manner...C'mon ppl...
posted on Dec 08, 2012, 11:37 PM 2
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