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Would you rather some apples or some Apple?
Those of us who buy groceries online will know all about the frustrations of receiving a “substitute” item that doesn’t quite fit the bill.
One shopper, however, was delighted when the fruit he requested was replaced with something decidedly more exciting – and expensive.
Nick James collected his Tesco click and collect order from his local south London store on Wednesday only to find a “little surprise” in one of the carrier bags.
In among the bread, grapes, snacks and veg was a brand new iPhone SE.
“Apparently we ordered apples and randomly got an apple iPhone,” he tweeted alongside photos of the find. “Made my son’s week!”
Apple bags tend to cost between 75p and £2.75 on the supermarket’s website.
Meanwhile, that generation of iPhone will set you back £409.000.
So it’s fair to say that the exchange worked out in James’s favour.
A big thanks this week to @Tesco & @tescomobile. On Wednesday evening we went to pick up our click and collect orde… https://t.co/cpYiCHzCsk — Nick James (@Nick James)
The swap was not an error but part of a “super substitutes” promotion by Tesco Mobile which is running this week.
The provider says it is “surprising Tesco.com shoppers by substituting Click+Collect grocery items with a fun Tesco mobile substitute.”
This includes other brands, such as Nokia and Samsung, as well as free megabytes of data.
Another Twitter shared a photo of her own super substitute: a pair of Apple Airpods.
One person commented: “I would just be happy if they didn’t replace Quorn sausages with chicken ones.”
We feel your pain, friend.