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Man orders Kindle, gets tumour specimen instead

Not a great gift.

A MAN WHO ordered a Kindle received a tumour sample instead of the e-book reader after a courier mix up.

James Potten from Bristol in England received a parcel from FedEx from California that was supposed to go to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

Potten told the BBC receiving the package was a “quite a shock”.

I haven’t opened the sealed box, which says exempt patient tissue, as it doesn’t belong to me. The tracking code on the item had the same first five and last three numbers as my order but it wasn’t my Kindle.

FedEx said it “regretted the error” and “will consider future changes to our processes”. The tumour package was due to arrive at the hospital yesterday.

Meanwhile, Potten got his Kindle today:

The Royal Free Hospital said it was aware that a package “intended for one of its institutions … was delivered to an address in Bristol”.

“If [we were] the intended recipient… we will await answers from the delivery company as to how this mistake was made,” it said.

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