Guy's PlayStation 4 Box Has Rocks in It Instead
Walmart eventually gave him a refund
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2014 10:04 AM CST
In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 file photo, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia (SCEJA) President Atsushi Morita speaks during SCEJA press conference in Tokyo.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

(Newser) – A Colorado shopper got a very unpleasant surprise when he got home from Walmart and opened the PlayStation 4 bundle he'd purchased ... to find not the game console but two bags of rocks. Igor Baksht says the employee who took the package out of a locked cabinet said it had been returned by another customer, and he wanted to make sure everything was inside before wrapping it as a gift for his niece. He went back to the store the next day—last Saturday—and was initially told "they cannot do anything about it because they don't have proof, how it came in, nothing," he tells ABC 7.

But, Baksht says, after multiple calls to the store and Walmart's corporate office, the store manager called him on Christmas Eve and told him he could bring the box back to the store and get a refund. ABC 7 notes that it "was skeptical of his story," but that the same scam has indeed been pulled on other customers. Walmart says that even though it couldn't confirm the story, it gave Baksht the benefit of the doubt.