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Man buys PS4, gets a box full of rocks instead

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

A man in Denver thought he bought a PlayStation 4 for his niece for Christmas. When he opened the box, he found not a console but two wrapped-up bundles of rocks.

About the only thing the box of rocks that Igor Baksht bought had in common with a PS4 is that neither could connect to PlayStation Network on Christmas Day. Baksht said he discovered the rocks when he opened the box before wrapping it as a gift.

Denver's KMGH-TV got the story, and it has a (sort of) happy ending. Walmart initially refused to refund the purchase, saying it had no proof Baksht didn't box up the rocks himself. After KMGH's story aired, though, they gave him his money back.

The TV station notes it was skeptical of Baksht's claim but acknowledges that others have fallen victim to similar types of scams.

For his part, Baksht said the clerk who brought out the box also noted that it was very heavy.

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