I received a piece of technology I didn't pay for!
August 7, 2014 9:10 PM Subscribe
I pre-ordered a smartphone on announcement day back in March. Shortly after, I decided this particular smartphone wasn't going to be for me, and I cancelled my order and was promptly refunded. The phone just now became available and problem is, I received the phone on Monday.
posted by signondiego to Technology (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I haven't opened the phone yet, thinking the company would realize their error and charge my card again, in which case I'd just return it. But that hasn't happened yet and I'm starting to doubt the possibility of that. I'm smartphone-less and was just planning on buying the new iPhone when I move abroad shortly, as I definitely need a smartphone rather than the basic phone I have now.
What should I do? I don't think it's immoral to keep the phone and use it, as it seems they really screwed up and haven't realized it. Is there a possible reason this could have happened? My order number for my original purchase was included on my initial shipping information from UPS. Is it possible their different departments didn't communicate or something?
It just seems very strange. I should add that this phone is GSM unlocked, so it's not like it's a Verizon model where the phone maker could just have it blocked already.