Amazon customer surprised their £500 laptop was so light, found Weetabix inside

Gandalf_The_Grey

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It is hardly any surprise that laptops and notebooks are getting lighter and lighter by the day. Well unless you are talking about gaming laptops, workstation laptops, or any of those ultra-enthusiast premium models, most of the slim category notebooks are indeed pretty lightweight compared to what they were even five years ago.

This is made possible due to the technological improvements of the silicon chip (die shrinks and architectural advancements), as well as the simultaneous improvements made in the laptop designing process itself.

If you have not held any recent notebooks, you may be surprised at just how light they are now, especially if the one you had was something like 10 years ago or so, when most such PCs weighed closer to 5 KGs or more.

Something almost similar happened with 40-year Adam Yearsley, from Urmston, Greater Manchester, U.K., who recently made a purchase of a new £500 laptop, from Amazon, perhaps during the recent Prime Day 2023 sales.

They exclaimed to themself that their new laptop was unexpectedly light while unwrapping it. However, they were far more surprised to find not a new gadget inside but Weetabix instead. For all those not familiar with it, Weetabix is a breakfast cereal brand that's pretty popular there.
 

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Always check who you are buying from on Amazon Shopping.
When you shop on the Amazon website or in the app, there are three possible ways a product will be sold and shipped to you:
  • Sold and Shipped by Amazon: These items have been purchased as inventory by Amazon. They're sold and shipped to you from an Amazon warehouse.
  • Sold by Third-Party, Fulfilled by Amazon: These items are owned by an independent, third-party business and are shipped ahead of time to Amazon's warehouses. When you buy them, Amazon ships them to you.
  • Sold and Shipped by Third-Party: These items are owned by a third-party business. They will be shipped to you directly from that third-party business's location.
Source: How to Tell If You're Buying From a Third-Party Seller on Amazon
 

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Small expensive stuff is always more prone to get "lost" Third-Party Seller or not.
When you read the comments from a German bargain forum and the amount of "fun" people had when ordering apple products from amazon you need a lot of popcorn. Like: Ordered an iphone got a bag of bird food stuff. The problem seemed there more to be theft somewhere on the delivery way (switching delevery labels or so) and not Third-Party Sellers in general.
 

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