Man Buys PS4 From Walmart, Gets Two Bags of Rocks Instead
Henry Reeve / 6 years ago
A man walked into the Stapleton, Colorado based Walmart store, purchasing a PlayStation 4 console, but when he opened the box, there were two bags of rocks waiting for him. No PS4, no controller, no fun… just two big bags of small rocks.
Igor Baksht purchased the PS4 for his 13-year-old niece as a present, but when the Walmart employee returned from the locked case where the PlayStation 4 console was located, the employee told Baksht that the Grand Theft Auto V bundle had been opened, and returned to the store. Instead of opening it up right there and then, Baksht trusted the store and walked out of Walmart without opening it. But when he did, he said “Just to make sure everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” said Baksht. “When I opened it, I said, ‘Oh my God.’”
Baksht added that when the employee returned from the locked case with the PS4 bundle, Baksht said the staff member commented on how heavy the box was. He was unable to return the PS4, or bag of rocks, until the next day as the store he purchased it from was closed for the night. Baksht thought he would travel to a 24-hour Walmart, and attempted to return it. They wouldn’t allow it, so he waited until the morning to return his bag of rocks to the Walmart where he purchased it.
He went to the store, requesting a refund but was told that there was nothing they could do. He called the store multiple times, Walmart’s corporate offices, and then finally on Christmas Eve, the Store Manager called Baksht telling him to come in and get his money back.
When you expect a potato box inside of the PS4 packaging, two bags of rocks is close, isn’t it?