Online retailer Amazon left a horrible taste in one customer's mouth this Christmas. Ben Dreyfuss, the social media producer for CNET, took advantage of a refurbished iPhone deal from the digital marketplace, but soon found out it was in fact stolen.

Dreyfuss took to Twitter to release his frustrations about the purchase. Worst of all? The iPhone was a gift for his mother and when she tried to activate the device with Verizon, she was informed that the device had been "blacklisted" and could not be used. 

Thankfully Amazon was prompt with a response on Christmas Day. The online retailer apologized for the mishap and instructed Dreyfuss to return the iPhone immediately for an exchange.

[via Gizmodo]