Friday F*ckup

The Firearm Blog

This is my kind of screw up. Please dear lord let that happen to me…screw the TV, a SIG716 is going to be a whole lot more fun in the long run:

Yahoo Tech reports on a Washington DC resident who ordered a $400 TV on Amazon and instead received a .308 SIG 716 rifle worth $2,200.

Some people have wondered if the gun was actually an air rifle or airsoft clone of the SIG 716. I think it is probably the real deal. Most companies outsource their warehousing and shipping to fulfilment houses. This kind of error was almost certainly made by the fulfilment house, not the TV merchant, not Amazon and not the gun store. In theory a rifle should be kept in a secure part of the fulfilment house. What must have happened is that this rifle got mixed up in another companies inventory outside the secure storage, either accidentally or on purpose (disgruntled employee?).


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  • Caleb

    group buy? i’m in for one at $2200..

  • Craig

    Those 308 rounds would sort a few pussys out !

  • MrAuz1989

    Pity there is no photo of whoever ordered the rifle opening the package and finding a television. Priceless. 

  • Cows4me

    Gee he should have ordered a home theater system, might have got a minigun.

  • A-random-reader

    This illustrates why guns shouldn’t be sold through mail-order or web-based systems.

    There needs to be a person in the transaction who can verify that a gun is actually being collected by its purchaser.

    • Spiker

       The rifle was supposed to be delivered to a dealer who would then verify the purchaser. In the USA you cannot order a firearm & have it delivered to your door step.