"I didn't even know they were there until a customer pointed them out," said sales clerk Jake Brooks.
"I'm sure we have more in a closet in the back somewhere."
By mid-afternoon the store had sold one Zune player and one other person had inquired about them.
The scene was bleaker at a CompUSA store a block away, where the manager said an oversight by Microsoft sales people had resulted in the store not getting Zunes for display.
No apparent harm was done though, said the manager, because no shoppers came asking about Zunes.