Online shopping has become the norm following the pandemic. In the past, deliveries were restricted to groceries and necessities. However, we are more inclined to place orders online for expensive purchases like items, gadgets, and clothes. The convenience of placing orders online is incredible, and the items can be delivered to our door at the press of one button. However, one downside of ordering online is that our products may not be exactly what we receive. Daniel Carroll, a UK-based man, called an iPhone 13 online. When he received the parcel, he discovered that he was sent 2 bars of Cadbury’s White Oreo chocolate in place of. Look at his tweet:
Daniel Carroll tweeted the tweet via his handle @Daniel_James201. The tweet was then deleted. Carroll disclosed how the iPhone 13 was delivered after two weeks. After delivery, he discovered that the courier damaged the seal on the box, and it was found that the iPhone received two Oreo chocolate bars that were wrapped with a toilet roll.
“After an extended weekend of having a brand-new iPhone 13 Pro Max being stuck on the @DHLParcelUK network not receiving any delivery attempts between Friday and Sunday I finally got the package yesterday from DHL Leeds to find the package was damaged and the handset (Christmas present) substituted with this,” he wrote in his tweet. Carroll had spent USD 1,045, or roughly INR 777,772, to purchase the iPhone.
Twitter users have reacted to the report of the missing iPhone getting replaced with chocolate bars. Many expressed their disappointment and surprise at the blunder. The courier company DHL also stated that they investigated the high incident priority. Check out the responses:
Hi Daniel if your are having an issue with your delivery please do DM us with your shipment number and full address so we can check out what has happened. Thanks, Helen
— DHLParcelUK (@DHLParcelUK) December 21, 2021
Same thing happened to a family member in Bradford, iphone christmas present arrived, no iphone just bars of chocolate. made me rethink how I purchase my next iphone @Apple. disgusting that people are left out of pocket for so long @DHLParcelUK need to tighten security
— Sarah Winnington (@WinningtonSarah) December 27, 2021
Familiar ours was delivered and when my partner said it’s the phone. The delivery people came and asked for the parcel back to take it back to the van as allegedly it hadn’t scanned – erm NO 😡
— Bev 💙 (@bevandpen) December 25, 2021
Oh my god this is dreadful! 😱 I’m same! My parcels are ‘lost’ in leeds and no one will reply to me!
— Lisa Dewhirst (@lisa_dewhirst) December 22, 2021
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