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iMeat: New iPod replaced with meat [updated]

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imageA Mililani, Hawaii woman claims that she purchased a video iPod for her 14-year-old son as a Christmas gift, but when he opened it the device had been replaced by some kind of mystery meat. “He went from joy, really happy joyful,” Rachel Cambra said, “then to discover this, just angry and hurt.”

Cambra said the iPod’s packaging was sealed (as was the meat) and that it didn’t appear to have been tampered with when she brought it home from the Honolulu Wal-Mart where she works. Dan Fogleman, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, said the package was sealed and has contacted Apple about the matter. He said Cambra will be given a new iPod for her son when the next shipment arrives.

Update: An iLounger has provided us with two photos taken from a local newscast on the story.

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1

I think I smell a mechanically separated food product scam.

Hawaii - my money would be on Spam.

Posted by apetaster on December 29, 2005 at 8:54 AM (PDT)

2

Ahhemm FAKE!
People are always trying to get some attention.
I wonder if they video record their christmas. Probably not, because this happened.

Posted by Jonathan Keim on December 29, 2005 at 8:59 AM (PDT)

3

Reminds me of the finger in the Wendy’s Chili story that was in the news a while back…

Posted by Brice Hope on December 29, 2005 at 9:29 AM (PDT)

4

Umm, somebody (likely an employee) at that particular Wal-Mart is stealing iPods and then re-shrinkwrapping the packaging.  There is no way that it came from the factory with meat in it!

Posted by RC on December 29, 2005 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

5

Hmmmmmmmmm, meat!

Posted by HS on December 29, 2005 at 10:26 AM (PDT)

6

Where’s the meat!?

Posted by Andrew Papp on December 29, 2005 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

7

Haha, that’s completely awesome.

Posted by Robototobor on December 29, 2005 at 11:52 AM (PDT)

8

That’s what she gets for buying an iPod from Walmart

Posted by matrixsjd on December 29, 2005 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

9

Did it taste good? A1 - it IS that important.

Posted by Jegero on December 29, 2005 at 12:38 PM (PDT)

10

That particular Wal*Mart has some issues like the fact that ancient Hawaiian remains were found on the construction site a while back…

Posted by ... on December 29, 2005 at 3:11 PM (PDT)

11

Acually I know this happens in the computer video card market. Someone will buy a $500 video card, put in their old vid card and re-shrink wrap the product, then return the video card to the store—which thinks that it was never opened, puts it back on the shelf.  The next buyer purchases it and opens it to find the old $20 video card in there and the store won’t take it believe them because it was “shrink-wrapped”.  Now video card companies use clear windows that show the video card through the shrink wrap.  Most stores don’t want to accept that shrink-wrap cost a dollar or so from a craft store and a hair dryer can shrink it to look completely legit.  I wouldn’t dismiss them outright, but you never know…

Posted by SpongeyOne on December 29, 2005 at 4:08 PM (PDT)

12

beside the smell of raw meat i detect the over wemling stench of ########!! ha i just dont see that some one in walmart or apple being that screwed up in the head

Posted by BIGP in Texas on December 29, 2005 at 4:18 PM (PDT)

13

Q: What do iPods taste like?
A: Chicken, of course.

Posted by Elcoholic in So Cal on December 29, 2005 at 4:55 PM (PDT)

14

Question from a non-American - DOES Walmart sell meat?

Posted by Countach on December 29, 2005 at 5:23 PM (PDT)

15

Countach - Wal-Mart sells meats as well as lots of other things.

Posted by Black Beauty on December 29, 2005 at 6:23 PM (PDT)

16

Not at this particular Wal*Mart but at the upstairs Sam’s Club, yes.

Posted by ... on December 29, 2005 at 10:08 PM (PDT)

17

i’m hungry, i want the meat instead of an ipod.

Posted by lamitomo on December 29, 2005 at 10:12 PM (PDT)

18

The Edible iPod, from the makers of edible underware.

Posted by rebel_519 on December 29, 2005 at 11:11 PM (PDT)

19

Beef. It’s whats for dinner

Posted by mediaslave on December 29, 2005 at 11:34 PM (PDT)

20

It’s either a hoax or a Walmart employees fault.

Posted by minty on December 30, 2005 at 12:12 AM (PDT)

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