Bad Apples

Yesterday, while on business in the vicinity of my local Apple Store, I stopped in and purchased a wireless mouse and keyboard. Only tonight, when I took the mouse out, I found that the seal on the box had been broken, the mouse plastic wrapping opened and batteries inside the device.

My problem: This is the second time in two months, I bought a supposedly new item from the store that had been used. The other item was a Timbuck 2 bag for my PowerBook G4. The nice new tag misled me, I guess. When on the road traveling, I found a bunch of business cards in one of the pockets—looks like from the person that owned it before me.

None to happy am I. New is supposed to be new, right? I guess not always at my local Apple Store.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Johnson