Stranger gives me a camera - why?
December 19, 2009 2:48 PM Subscribe
I have received a (used) Sony Cybershot camera with a charger and usb cord in the mail. I have no idea who the sender is or why it was sent to me! What is going on here?
posted by lootie777 to grab bag (24 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
The camera and various parts are wrapped in plastic bags from other commercial goods - ex. a cosmetic bag - and placed in a plain brown box with newspaper as padding.
My name and address is spelled perfectly, which is really unusual. I have family members who spell my first name incorrectly. It's been sent by USPS First Priority and the stamp on the box shows the same city the return address is from.
The return address has a first name, with what looks like a residential address (per google maps) in Southern California.
I don't know anyone in that area of the country, and the only person that I've known with that first name was an elementary school friend who lives on the other side of the country.
I turned the camera on, there are no pictures in the memory and no extra memory card that I can see. The camera is about halfway charged.
The camera is used, but in very good condition.
Why on earth would someone send something like this to a stranger? I'm a little freaked out!
Hivemind, is this some supercool new thing to do that I'm too dorky to know about? Or is it something more sinister?