Rock and roll

If you reckon that you had a rough Christmas trying to connect to the PlayStation Network, then spare a thought for Igor Baksht's poor 13-year-old niece, who almost received a box of rocks for the big day. According to the Daily Mail, the aforementioned unfortunate shopper picked up a PlayStation 4 from Wal-Mart, but was sold a box of stones instead.

The tightly taped bags of pebbles were put in place of the next-gen platform itself, and while the retail clerk mentioned that the box felt heavy, Baksht didn't twig until he opened it up. "[I opened it] just to make sure that everything was inside; that all of the contents were inside, [and] all of the games were inside," he said. "When I opened it, I said, 'Oh my God.'"

Baksht was originally unable to obtain a refund, as he couldn't prove that the console was sold with stones inside. However, on Christmas Eve, he did eventually catch a break from the store's manager, and was offered a refund for the $399.99 that he paid. It's a good job that everything was resolved, as he could have really found himself caught between a rock and a hard place.

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