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Retail stores are not typically known for their generosity, but consumer electronics giant Best Buy has recently been unexpectedly generous to two customers. Both of the shoppers ordered iPads online and were shocked when a box filled with five of them arrived at their door. When contacted, the company told one of the customers to keep the extra devices and give them to people in need. Another customer, a man, reportedly was told to keep the extra devices because the store had made the mistake. The representative said there was nothing they could do because the system only indicated that he had received one iPad. The man told a consumer protection agency that he thought about dropping them off at a local store, but was concerned about how traceable that would be, if the store came looking for them. He said, “So right now, I am just keeping them in my closet until Best Buy comes knocking at my door or a reasonable amount of time goes by.”— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Best Buy Sends Customers 5 iPads By Mistake, Says To Keep Them Anyway, by Kim Bhasin, http://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-buy-sends-customers-5-201100187.html, Accessed December 7, 2012.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 (ESV) “As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. (18) They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, (19) thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”

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