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#1 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

So I bought a 4GB 360 online because it was on sale and I've always wanted to check out a couple games that have never come out on PC or PS3. So the UPS guy comes to my house with a big ass box saying,"Watch out dude this is heavy." At first I was like yeah whatever but the box was pretty heavy. I take it upstairs, open it up and see there is a huge green and white box in the package. As I look closely though I see it's not one box but two... Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

Has anyone else had shipping errors in the vain of this one?

#2 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

Never, no.

#3 Posted by mwng (921 posts) -

I find my stuff goes missing much more than I get free stuff.
 
Plus I imagine the company may get upset and charge you when they realize their mistake. Either way, enjoy system linking with yourself!

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#4 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

I canceled my pre-order for Mass Effect 2 for some reason I can't remember, but EA's online store is so awful they sent me the copy anyways, but I was not charged.

#5 Posted by Joeku (113 posts) -

I got shipped two Lincoln Force t-shirts. They were different sizes but both fit pretty well.

Not sure why.

#6 Posted by AlisterCat (5480 posts) -

I've gotten quite a few things from here due to errors in shipping. Also Cards Against Humanity.

#7 Posted by Scrawnto (2434 posts) -

I got two webcams when I ordered one off Amazon a while back. The extra is still sitting in a box somewhere, since I don't really have a use for it and I can't be arsed to sell and ship it.

#8 Edited by Trilogy (2645 posts) -

I bought a 360 controller a while back from amazon. They shipped me two of them but I was only charged for one.

#9 Edited by Bear (247 posts) -

I've received double my order from two different companies within the same month; it was bizarre.

First was from amazon.ca, so I ended up with Deathsmiles LE x2, Ys Seven LE x2, and Metroid Prime: Other M x2. Second was from hospitalrecords.com, in which I got my 5 CD order x2.

Nothing similar has happened since then, however.

#10 Posted by Akyho (1585 posts) -

I bought from a fantasy Magazine once, we bought a huge amount of stuff and planned to pay for time...that failed. We still owe them 15 years later. However we got 2 huge boxes.

Both of the same order, a duplication of every item. We were never charged for the second box and overall we stole alot of stuff realy.

#11 Posted by doosmacleod (186 posts) -

Ordered a monitor from TigerDirect, which normally has next-day delivery. After a week with it not showing up, I called and they sent another, which actually did arrive the next day.

Four days after, I got the original. Merry christmas, dad.

#12 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Yes. But it wasn't something good. I ordered a movie from Amazon waaaay back when, and the movie that shipped to me was The Majestic. You know, that Jim Carrey movie nobody remembers. They never charged me for the movie I ordered OR the movie I got. So hey, free crappy Jim Carrey movie.

#13 Posted by CaLe (3910 posts) -

Yes. I ended up with 2 vacuum cleaners and Amazon were none the wiser.

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#14 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@msavo said:

Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

I would have contacted the seller and informed them of their mistake rather than assuming that I could keep their stuff.

I'm not talking about an individual seller but more like a company in the vain of Best Buy.

#15 Posted by isomeri (1223 posts) -

An Amazon package containing a pair of speakers and a few Blu-ray films got lost in the mail. After I complained to Amazon they sent me a new batch of products. A few weeks later I suddenly received both packages.

#16 Posted by Erk_Forever (157 posts) -

Last Christmas, I ordered one laptop and got two. The second one wasn't even on the shipping order.

#17 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

My parents once ordered a box of stuff from Thinkgeek and received it twice. Of course it all broke almost immediately, so that's for the best.

#18 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Can I have it?

#19 Posted by Zaccheus (1788 posts) -

@msavo said:

@rebgav said:

@msavo said:

Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

I would have contacted the seller and informed them of their mistake rather than assuming that I could keep their stuff.

I'm not talking about an individual seller but more like a company in the vain of Best Buy.

Yeah I would inform the seller also. It was their mistake, but if someone drops a wallet I'm not going to take that either even thought it's his/her mistake. Company or not I feel like it's my moral obligation. A bigger company probably doesn't want to go through the hassle of getting it back anyway, but it's the principle of honesty... Maybe it's just me.

#20 Posted by alternate (2682 posts) -

If the box contained no xboxs you would be screaming bloody murder, some warehouse kid is likely to have some explaining to do come inventory time, just saying.

Hold on to it a month or so, I don't know your local laws but usually if a company sends unordered items and doesn't reclaim them after a month - it is yours to keep.

#21 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@msavo said:

@rebgav said:

@msavo said:

Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

I would have contacted the seller and informed them of their mistake rather than assuming that I could keep their stuff.

I'm not talking about an individual seller but more like a company in the vain of Best Buy.

That's what I thought you meant. I'm sure they'd send you shipping labels to send back the $300 product you received by mistake.

Forget that jazz, enjoy your free stuff.

The only time I've accidently received any form of "double" with an online order is when I got double charged for Battlefield 3 on Origin.

#22 Posted by NMC2008 (1231 posts) -

I got a free copy of Tatsunoko vs Capcom on the account of it showing up 3 weeks late from Gamefly, they refunded me my money as we both thought it was lost in the mail. then weeks later the game just shows up, I told them about it and they said it was ok, that's it.

#23 Posted by mosespippy (4031 posts) -

When my replacement Macbook Pro battery took more than 30 days to arrive they sent me another one. Eventually both arrived. Due to the difference in cost between shipping it back to them and the insurance value of the second battery it made more financial sense to let me keep the battery and put in a claim for the insurance.

#25 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

When I was a kid I got 10 CDs for a penny like 5 times because I kept using a different name to the same address between 2 or 3 of those CD clubs haha That wasn't a shipping error at all, but it's the only thing I ever got for free in the mail.

One of them did eventually try to come after me but it turned out they shouldn't have been doing business with a kid in the first place.

#26 Posted by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -

A copy of 300 on DVD was shipped to me by mistake once. Thankfully none of my orders have ever gotten lost.

#27 Posted by TheHT (10871 posts) -

I got two giant bomb throwback tees when I only ordered one. And I'll never send it back! Muahahahahaha!

#28 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

@Zaccheus: That's where you and I differ. When it's a company I feel zero obligation to correct their mistake. If it's an individual than yes I would not take anything from them and go through the proper channels. My job this summer was at an amusement park as a games person and I have lost count of how many times someone has left their wallet, phone, camera etc. while playing a game and than leaving. I could have easily taken the items but instead I turn it in or go the extra mile to try and find the individual while on break.

#29 Posted by wrecks (2205 posts) -

Karma. It will all balance out. Watch your ass.

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#30 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

You know, the "right" thing to do would be to send the other 360 back, but of course it's your decision.

#31 Posted by RE_Player1 (7549 posts) -

@wrecks said:

Karma. It will all balance out. Watch your ass.

I feel like I was so nice this summer to so many people that did not deserve it that this is karma balancing out.

#32 Posted by pyromagnestir (4236 posts) -

This has never happened to me as far as I can recall, but if it did and the item was a small and relatively inexpensive item I'd keep it, however in this case I agree with these guys:

@Zaccheus said:

@msavo said:

@rebgav said:

@msavo said:

Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

I would have contacted the seller and informed them of their mistake rather than assuming that I could keep their stuff.

I'm not talking about an individual seller but more like a company in the vain of Best Buy.

Yeah I would inform the seller also. It was their mistake, but if someone drops a wallet I'm not going to take that either even thought it's his/her mistake. Company or not I feel like it's my moral obligation. A bigger company probably doesn't want to go through the hassle of getting it back anyway, but it's the principle of honesty... Maybe it's just me.

Maybe they'll give you some free credit or something like that in return. Or maybe they won't, but still I'd contact them about the mistake if I was you.

#33 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

@Joeku said:

I got shipped two Lincoln Force t-shirts. They were different sizes but both fit pretty well.

Not sure why.

I received two Lincoln shirt as well, both of the same size. I also got the wrong size on two other t-shirts I ordered from the GB store and I got to keep them and later they sent me two of the correct size.

#34 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, never had any shipping errors.

one time i ordered a skateboard deck and a bunch of stickers from a website. i think i ordered like 10 and i ended up getting like 20 of them. a friend also ordered from the same company and the same thing happened. i kind of think that they did that just to be nice about it.

#35 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

I'm calling bullshit, people. You all would have kept the free Xbox 360, and you know it.

#36 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -

I ordered Marvel vs Capcom 3 from the Capcom website and ended up getting it like three or four days after the release date. I did not complain, but Capcom sent me an apology and a free Marvel vs Capcom 3 guide. The damn thing is massive.

#37 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

When I bought my computer in June it came with an extra keyboard. I pre-ordered Warhammer Online and Age of Conan and I got 2 copies of each.

#38 Posted by JaredA (820 posts) -

I bought an Xbox 360 slim and some games for my sisters wedding present, and there was a copy of Flight Simulator X inside when the package came ...

#39 Posted by pompouspizza (291 posts) -

I once ordered a copy of the movie Hot tub time machine, was sent 2 but only paid for one.

#40 Posted by mlarrabee (2885 posts) -

@msavo said:

So I bought a 4GB 360 online because it was on sale and I've always wanted to check out a couple games that have never come out on PC or PS3. So the UPS guy comes to my house with a big ass box saying,"Watch out dude this is heavy." At first I was like yeah whatever but the box was pretty heavy. I take it upstairs, open it up and see there is a huge green and white box in the package. As I look closely though I see it's not one box but two... Basically I got a free 4GB 360!!!! I make sure I was only charged for one 360 and I was so now I'm super pumped because I can sell it and basically cover the cost of the original I bought.

Has anyone else had shipping errors in the vain of this one?

Return it. It's the adult thing to do.

#41 Posted by _Chad (963 posts) -

No but I've been able to get free 1 day shipping on quite a few things. 

#42 Posted by Butano (1728 posts) -

Funny enough, only from the Whiskey Media folks. I got 3 of those Gary Whitta shirts (2 purple, 1 brown hair) and 2 Tested posters b/c of a mixup when I wasn't shipped the GB Hoodie (which eventually showed up). I also received someone else's order for a small Lincoln Force tee. Looking forward to renewing my membership to see what other stuff I get from them :D

#43 Edited by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Multiple times. Got a free copies of Space Marine and Disgaea 3 that way. And some exercise equipment (I actually got 2 sets of those delivered but had the UPS guy take one back).

#44 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

Impossibru.

#45 Posted by YoThatLimp (1879 posts) -

@Red said:

I canceled my pre-order for Mass Effect 2 for some reason I can't remember, but EA's online store is so awful they sent me the copy anyways, but I was not charged.

That happened with me and Mass Effect 3 and Origin

#46 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

@wrecks said:

Karma. It will all balance out. Watch your ass.

Yeah, I'd be very careful if I were you.

#47 Posted by phrosen (143 posts) -

I once bought "The Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg on HDDVD used from the amazon marketplace and when I opened it up, there were two movies in there - The Shooter & Tokyo Drift. I was totally ok with that.

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#48 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

Think Geek has such horrible shipping/packaging practices that the boxes always come damaged when shipped to my wife's store. We always end up getting them to reship the items while we get to keep the items that we already received. It's pretty awesome, but really sucks if we need the item by a specific date for like a gift or something. They never ask us to send the items back even though we offered. I guess they don't want to pay for shipping to bring it back and then again to send the newer item back out.

#49 Posted by TyCobb (1945 posts) -

@phrosen said:

I once bought "The Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg on HDDVD used from the amazon marketplace and when I opened it up, there were two movies in there - The Shooter & Tokyo Drift. I was totally ok with that.

I'm sorry to hear this. I figured the actual benefit would have been to receive it on Blu-Ray ;)

#50 Posted by Athadam (673 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@PrivateIronTFU said:

I'm calling bullshit, people. You all would have kept the free Xbox 360, and you know it.

It's not free, they shipped the guy the wrong order. It would cost nothing to return it, or at least inform them of the mistake. Nothing bad can come of being responsible in this scenario, whereas pocketing $300 under the assumption that you're benefiting from someone else's oversight could easily come back to bite you in the ass.

Nope - it really can't.

It's their mistake. What's to say that you didn't ship the order to your friends house and he's already used the consoles? They can not hold you financially responsible for a mistake that they made.

Just count yourself lucky and know that by keeping the xbox, your also making sure that their shipping department looks over their orders more carefully in the future.