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Man orders TV through Amazon, gets assault rifle instead....

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by BTPost, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Man orders TV through Amazon, gets assault rifle instead
    A Washington, D. C., musician who ordered a flat-screen TV through Amazon.com was shocked to receive a semiautomatic assault rifle instead...
    WASHINGTON — A Washington, D.C., musician who ordered a flat-screen TV through Amazon.com was shocked to receive a semiautomatic assault rifle instead.
    Thirty-eight-year-old Seth Horvitz says he purchased the 39-inch television from a third-party seller. A box arrived from UPS on Tuesday evening, and it seemed too small to contain the TV. He says he initially thought it contained accessories.
    But when he opened it, he found a Sig Sauer military-style rifle. He says he had never held a gun before he felt the trigger of the rifle.
    An invoice showed that the gun was intended for delivery to a firearms dealer in Duncansville, Penn. Horvitz called police, who took the gun and are investigating how the mistaken shipment occurred.
    Amazon.com and United Parcel Service had no immediate comment.
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  2. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    Oops, the search for the innocent begins!!
  3. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Me smells a witch hunt. ;)
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    He called the police? Why? ...because calling the sender would have been out of line?

    I'd probably get more entertainment from the rifle. :)
  5. sniper69

    sniper69 Monkey+

    why can't any of us get that lucky. :D
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Heck, Keep the Weapon and scrap the Flat Screen..... The gun is worth WAY More, that that flat screen.....
  7. cdnboy66

    cdnboy66 Monkey++

    anybody know what model of TV he ordered.....I might like to order one of those in the hopes they get my order wrong too
    mysterymet, VisuTrac, tulianr and 3 others like this.
  8. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I'd like to order two TVs and some speakers. Lol.
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  9. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    If that had happened to me, no one would know about it!
    And the seller would get an excellent review!
    Yard Dart, tulianr, cdnboy66 and 3 others like this.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    And now the firearm gets destroyed - it IS in DC afterall. Receiving that in the mail would be a good time to STFU!! At least in a Free State........ I didn't sign anything.......

    Realistically though, honest joe that I am, I'd likely contact the seller and see about getting the rifle back to him legit, and getting the thing Iordered.
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I should be so lucky..!!!
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

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  13. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That needs to be made into a New smilie......
  14. Maxflax

    Maxflax Lightning in a bottle

    I also want to know why this never happens to me. And a Sig to boot..
  15. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    I ordered two cases of freeze dried foods and got a box with assorted "adult novelty gifts" once. Both are very useful I suppose but hardly interchangeable!!

    Oh yeah, melbo, yer avatar is really freakin me out man!!
  16. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    Rifle! What rifle??? I didn't get no stinking rifle! All I got was this POS TV screen over there that don't work. I want my money back!!!!!
  17. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    He did NOT get an Assault Rifle...he got an AR-15 which is NOT select fire. He got, at best, an evil black rifle. Not the same thing and I hope for his sake he lives in a safe neighborhood and never gets robbed. :rolleyes:
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