Valve Bundles a Turkey Fryer With Repaired Steam Deck

Valve has surprised one gamer and given many more a good laugh by including a turkey fryer with a repaired Steam Deck.

As PCGamesN reports(Opens in a new window), the repaired Steam Deck was being returned to its owner, who goes by the name throwaway19712654876 on Reddit. When it arrived, the packaging was a lot bigger than a Steam Deck alone required, but with good reason: Valve had included a Butterball indoor turkey fryer(Opens in a new window) along with the gaming handheld.

What followed was some head scratching and a lot of speculation as to why Valve would do this. What added to the confusion was a message from Valve(Opens in a new window) to throwaway19712654876 suggesting they had sent the turkey fryer to Valve, and Valve was simply returning it.

Throwaway19712654876 confirmed on Reddit that “I assure you I did not send them a turkey fryer. The shipping would have been prohibitive.”

Another Reddit user going by the name ThorGanjasson presented a viable explanation. Apparently Valve uses the business-to-business wholesaler Ingram Micro (IG) for distribution and logistics. IG has links to many of the larger retailers including Amazon and Walmart, and therefore its warehouses are full of different types of products. ThorGanjasson believes someone at IG accidentally combined two orders and bundled the turkey fryer with the Steam Deck order.

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If true, it means someone didn’t get their new turkey fryer in time for Thanksgiving. It also means throwaway19712654876 can probably keep the fryer and may even be using it today.

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