Look at the price of these towels, Amazon! Over £500 BILLION?!

9 June 2015

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Reg, getting his money out for fancy towels

Sometimes, your towels just aren't fancy enough, right? Does your glorious rump deserve something luxurious when patting the water off?

Well, luckily for you, over at Amazon, you can get a set of towels that must be made of something unfathomably brilliant, because they've been selling them for $800bn. In sterling, that's around £521bn.

So what's so good about them? Well, Calcot Ltd's towels are woven into "super soft Supima cotton loops using zero-twist technology" and come in one colour - amethyst. They're safe to put in the tumble drier too.

These towels are, apparently, "less prone to pilling", which is obviously a huge concern for all towel users around the world.

The "functional and decorative fold-over edge is added to finish off an already perfect towel", which is just what the world needs now during the economic uncertainty and seemingly near-constant warfare. Of course, you could end all wars or end the economic crisis if you have over £500bn in disposable income, but you're probably after these towels instead.

As you can see, this is one of the longest numbers ever featured on BW.

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Of course, this is a fat-fingered mistake from someone, which means that, by the time you hit the link, the price has already been rectified by Amazon, which is nice.

They're still on-sale, and you can see them here and, that said, at the new price... $80 for some stinkin' towels! WHAT AN OUTRAGE!

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff

5 comments

  • Big A.
    Only 4.49 shipping?? Bargin!!!
  • Roger M.
    Don't forget the $4.49 for shipping
  • Censorship a.
    It would have been slicker marketing to say they were now 99.99999999% off in the sale.
  • Dr W.
    There's a good chance that this wasn't a typo but rather two or more pricing bots competing with each other with unexpected results. There was a similar instance a few years back with a book being sold for several million dollars. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384102,00.asp
  • bill
    There was a glitch that affected many sellers a while back, something to do with EU conversion across international sites I think, and it was translating full stops to commas which led to many miss-prices. I myself had a £49 item adjust itself to £49,000 but it was quickly flagged up as a potential misprice by the platform and I corrected it. Anyway, my point is that I suspect something similar happened here with the re-pricing software. Not really news imo but the reviews are quite funny now though.

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