A student in China purchased a Xiaomi mobile phone online -- but his order was fulfilled a little too literally.
According to ifeng.com, the student had paid around 800 yuan (around S$162) for a Xiaomi Mi 5 (a brand new phone of that model would normally cost almost twice as much).
What the buyer got in the mail seven days later was literally 'small rice' aka '小米' (pronounced 'xiao mi').
The 500g of rice was sealed in a vacuum pack and estimated to be worth around 1 yuan.
A label on the package indicated that the parcel left Jilin on Feb 24 and was safely delivered to Fujian five days later.
However, it was then wrongly shipped to Fuzhou instead of the recipient's address in Jinjiang, reported China Press.