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Sony's new DVD technology... - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Sony's new DVD technology...
OK, so today my restore disc was supposed to arrive from Sony. I get home and find not one, but two boxes outside my door. An itty bitty box and a large box. So, of course, I figure the itty bitty box has the DVD. Heh, I figured wrong.

The box that held the box.
This is the box that supposedly held my restore DVD. The umbrella is there for scale purposes.

So, I think maybe they're just into over packaging. However, it was rather heavy. Could there be a manual with it? I opened the big box to find a slightly smaller box inside of it. And it's not really the shape one expects DVDs or even DVDs and manuals to be in.

The box inside the box.
Here's the box that was in the bigger box. A bit more oblong than one would expect.

Well, I opened that box to find something I just didn't recognize.

It was definitely NOT a DVD.

I had to laugh. Sure, I'm upset that I can't fix my computer today, but to be sent a picture tube rather than a DVD... Come on, how can you mistake this for a DVD, warehouse people?

So I called Sony and talked with a very nice service lady. She's sending FedEx to the school tomorrow to pick up the picture tube and overnighting me another attempt at the DVD. Plus she's returning me some of my money since it didn't wind up being overnighted originally. Here's hoping it arrives ASAP!

(Oh, the itty bitty box was a new barcode scanner. Yay me!)

Current Mood: amused amused

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judiang From: judiang Date: May 16th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
WTF????!!! Sheeeeesh!!
phlegethon_vii From: phlegethon_vii Date: May 16th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
They should let you keep the picture tube too :p

Man, there are mix-ups and then there are mix-ups, LMAO!!
drox From: drox Date: May 16th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would be funny if it weren't so sad bloody inconvenient. Hope they get your DVD to you soon!
hergrace From: hergrace Date: May 17th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been watching too much Who recently. I thought it looked like an early 20th century sonic screwdriver...
drednort From: drednort Date: May 17th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I feel sorry for the poor soul trying to wire a DVD ("this new fangled picture tube") into some device...
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