If you pick up an electronics box and notice that it has been resealed and is suspiciously…. rattley….you might want to just leave it on the shelf, no matter how good a deal it might be. Unless you need some random remote controls, cables, and manuals to other devices. At least, that’s the lesson we’re taking away from William’s e-mail about what he found inside a Blu-Ray player box at his local Walmart.
Today I went to my local Wal-Mart. I needed a box fan due to the total lack of ventilation in my attic. I was walking around and noticed a blu-ray player on special. It appeared that the box had been opened and resealed, but for $30 I thought i’d take a chance. By the time I got to the car I decided that I better go ahead and open the box while I was still at the store (just in case). Turns out I was right. Someone had resealed the box and filled it with remote controls and booklets from other tv’s. I took a picture and took it back inside. Luckily for me they didn’t make a fuss and promptly refunded my money.
Intentionally or not, William followed the advice in our classic post, “What To Do When A Store Sells You Box Of Crap And Won’t Take It Back.” He opened the suspicious package while still in the parking lot.