Thousand Oaks (CA) - The Burns family has learned a valuable lesson about buying a video game system from the EB Games in Thousand Oaks - make sure the box actually includes the system instead of a local phone book.
13-year-old Brandon Burns should have been stoked when he opened up his Playstation 3 on Christmas morning. Instead, the entire family was left with an unusual surprise. The sealed PS3 box had nothing inside except a phone book.
Brandon's parents purchased the $500+ system at a local EB Games store. "I think someone working at the store decided they wanted a Playstation," said Brandon's mom.
Brandon, however, found humor in the ordeal. "I was more laughing than disappointed," he said in a local news interview.
The store said today that the issue has been resolved, but would not give any details beyond that.