Amazon 1p sales bonanza after computer glitch misprices thousands of items, leaving angry retailers 'losing £30,000 overnight
Furious owners of small businesses face ruin after a glitch allowed online shoppers to buy their products on Amazon for 1p.
Some firms lost tens of thousands of pounds in a single hour during Friday night’s disastrous software malfunction.
Customers cashed in by placing 1p orders in bulk, in a ‘supermarket sweep’ on products ranging from clothes and toys to home furnishings and health products
Source: Daily Mail
Ride-on tractor mower £34.99
Screwfix customers bagged lawnmowers, costly drills and other expensive hardware for just a fraction of their usual cost overnight after a price glitch on the website reduced the cost of everything to just £34.99.
Eagle-eyed shoppers who spotted the glitch put in their orders in the early hours of the morning, and chose 'click and collect' so they could pick up their goods with their local stores opened at 7am this morning.
One collected £1,130 worth of drills from their local store for just £139.96 – saving nearly £1,000. Another bought a ride-on tractor mower – which normally sells at £1,599.00. Another picked up a £200 multi-cutter for just £35.
Customers who have already received their goods will be able to keep them but the rest will be issued a refund. Some probably went on to flip it on eBay to make some easy money