Have you heard the good word? Instead of a PlayStation console a man found two Bibles inside the PlayStation box that his girlfriend gave him for Christmas. Was his girlfriend trying to get his mind off gaming and into more faith-based entertainment?
According to CNet News on Dec. 31, Sandra Ortiz purchased what she thought was a PS4 for her boyfriend at the local Target store. When he opened it on Christmas, there were two Bibles awaiting him instead of the much anticipated gaming console that originally came in the box.
Needless to say the Delano, California man was disappointed and the only way he could get excited about the two Bibles is if they were “personally signed by Jesus Christ.” Then they might be items he’d want to keep, he told Ortiz.
When Ortiz brought the PS4 she trusted that the gaming console would be inside the box and now she was going to have to ask Target to trust that the two Bibles were there instead. According to News 14, the woman was afraid Target wouldn’t believe her story, but they did and were happy to make the exchange.
There were a few ways that those Bibles could have found their way into the box. Someone could have purchased the PS4 and replaced the gaming console with the two Bibles and returned the box back to the store for a refund. Someone behind the scenes could have done it or it could have been divine intervention!
According to Sports Act News, Ortiz suggests checking what is inside a box before leaving a store with your purchase. That way there would be no questions asked of you if the box didn’t contain what it should.
Either way, Ortiz was happy to get a PlayStation box with the real PlayStation inside. Finding something else instead of the product you thought you were purchasing isn’t a rare occurrence, especially when it comes to the expensive electronics. A few years back the purchase of an iPad at Walmart was a disappointment for a woman who found yellow notepads inside the box instead of the iPad.
One man claimed that he purchased two iPods at two different Target stores, but instead of the electronic device, his boxes were filled with pencil erasers. What are the odds of finding this at two different stores?
That same day that Ortiz returned the box of Bibles she was told that there was a case recently where a box was filled with nothing but paper. Apparently some folks are crafty enough to close the box back up like it was factory sealed. In Ortiz’s case they apparently paid attention to the weight of the box using two Bibles instead of one.
As CNet suggests in their article today, it can’t hurt to open the box and take a gander inside before leaving the store with your purchase to make sure the box contains what it advertises. This will at least save you a trip back to the store if you find yourself with bunches of paper instead of the item you thought you were purchasing.