Instead, Seth Horvitz opened the large box on Tuesday evening to find a military-grade assault rifle, according to Wired.
“When I saw some metal parts inside the box, I thought, ‘Maybe this is a TV stand or mount or something,” he told the magazine. “When I realised it was an assault rifle, it was pure shock and disbelief.”
An invoice for $US1590 found inside the box revealed that it was addressed to Independence Gun Shop, a Pennsylvania-based business, from online retailer Gunbuyer.com.
After contacting Amazon, the company’s customer service department gave Horvitz “the standard line of sending a dispute claim for sending the wrong product”, he said.
Horvitz also contacted the third-party Amazon seller, who denied any knowledge of the weapon.
UPS, which delivered the package, likely caused the mixup, Horvitz said. The box had two different address labels on it — one with his proper address, and one with another.
“UPS puts the name label on and then they put a second small sticker — a redundant sticker with the tracking information on it,” Horvitz said. “There were two different small stickers as well. There was a small sticker that matched the label under mine, and a small sticker that matched mine.”
Amazon and Horvitz did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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