Online ordering has become the need of the hour in the wake of the pandemic. Earlier, our deliveries were limited to groceries and essentials but now, we prefer to place online orders for even high-ticket purchases such as clothes, accessories and gadgets. The ease of placing orders online is immense, with items being delivered to our doorstep with the click of just a button. However, one disadvantage of placing online orders is that the items we order may not always be the ones we receive. Daniel Carroll, a UK-based man, placed an order for iPhone 13 online. However, upon receiving the package, he found that he had received two bars of Cadbury’s white Oreo chocolate instead. Take a look at his tweet:
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The tweet was shared by Daniel Carroll on his handle, @Daniel_James201, and later deleted. Carroll revealed that his iPhone 13 was delivered after a 2-week delay. Upon delivery, he noticed that the seal of the box had been tampered with and the iPhone was replaced with two Oreo chocolate bars wrapped in toilet paper.
“After a long weekend of a brand new iPhone 13 Pro Max being stuck in @DHLParcelUK network, failing any delivery attempt Friday-Sun, I finally picked up the parcel yesterday from DHL Leeds to find the package tampered with and the new phone (Christmas present) replaced with this,” he wrote in his tweet. Carroll had paid USD 1,045 or approximately INR 77,772 for the iPhone.
Twitter users reacted to the news of the missing iPhone being replaced with chocolate bars. Several expressed their dismay and shock at the goof-up. The courier service DHL also responded, saying that they were investigating the incident on priority. Take a look at the reactions:
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
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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