The days leading up to Christmas are certainly lucrative for retailers, as last minute shoppers look to purchase gifts that they intend to give out. Jim Nevarde, a resident of Mission Beach, California, was one such individual who shopped at Target for an iPod Classic that he wanted to give his wife on Christmas. He purchased the iPod from the Mira Mesa Target and when the box was opened on Christmas morning, it was found to be stuffed with erasers and index cards, there was no iPod in the box.

Nevarde waited until Thursday to return $293 worth of erasers and index cards. He went to another Target, one in the Midway area, and lucked out as the staffed agreed to replace the iPod. This time, Nevarde told a store clerk to open the box so that he could check the contents before leaving and everyone’s utter surprise, that box was full of erasers as well, the only difference being that the colors weren’t the same as those found in the first box. This collosal coincidence certainly raises a few questions. When approached for comment by 10News, Apple redirected to Target. The retailer said in a statement that it is taking this incident “very seriously,” but at this point in time they don’t have any additional information to reveal.

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