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San Diego man buys iPod at Target, finds erasers inside box

A San Diego man bought an iPod for Christmas at Target, but discovered the box was filled with erasers instead.

December 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Jim Nevarde bought his wife a new iPod Classic at a Target store in Mira Mesa this Christmas. But when she opened the box Christmas morning, it was full of school erasers and index cards.

On Thursday, Nevarde walked into a different Target store to get it replaced, but was worried no one would believe him.

That's when the clerk opened a second iPod box and found it too was full of erasers. Nevarde says he felt vindicated.

"Oh yeah, because now I knew they have to believe me," he said. "Either Target has an issue or Apple, somebody in between has an issue with these."

Target released the following statement regarding the iPod issue: "At Target, we are committed to providing our guests with an outstanding shopping experience. We take this incident very seriously and worked directly with the guest to resolve the issue and make it right. We are looking into this incident and have no additional information to share."

So far, officials have no idea who is swapping iPods for erasers.