Photographer New Camera Amazon Empty Boxes
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Photographers Bill Chiles and his wife, Kelly, spent $7,000 for a high-end Sony camera off of Amazon to invest in their business. What they received? Just a bunch of empty boxes allegedly. The order was placed back in March, but due to the microchip shortage, the latest shipment just came in, but when the package arrived, Bill Chiles opened the shipment to find two empty camera boxes inside. Read more for a video and additional information.



Typically, Amazon is very good about refunding customers who have any issues at all with their order, whether it be a lost package or just damaged item. However, customer service insisted that the shipment was verified before being delivered and refuses to issue a refund. The only proof they have now is the UPS tracking label, which lists a weight of two pounds. On other retailers, that same Sony camera is listed as weighing over three pounds.

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Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera for Content Creators, Vlogging and YouTube with Flip Screen, Built-in Microphone, 4K HDR Video, Touchscreen Display, Live Video Streaming, Webcam
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Somebody stole it somewhere. Actually, they stole two cameras because they were two empty boxes with close serial numbers. I think they got ripped off. Somebody in Amazon blew it, in my opinion, and they’re just trying to cover their position,” said Bill Chiles.