Amazon has midnight promotion, gives away all its music
So there's no such thing as a free lunch. Unless by lunch, you mean MP3 downloads from Amazon. In which case, there is. Or was.
At the dead of midnight last night, HUKD member Dumpling decided to download some music from Amazon for her sister. She completed the transaction and noticed she hadn't been charged. So placed a second order, and that went through for free, too. After several users experimented, they deduced that Amazon was giving away £10 worth of free music with every order - so if the order was worth less than £10, it was free.
Soon HUKD users were buying up dozens of albums, receiving the order confirmation by emails and downloading them without consequence. Dumpling's post turned into a deal and soon everyone was at it.
But surely Amazon will come chasing people for their money? Um, no. Users were allowed to create new accounts with dummy details, and without having to specify a payment method. The "offer" only appeared to be UK specific, though that didn't stop one user in New Zealand creating a UK proxy and swiping eight albums.
Five hours later, it was all over. Amazon had seemingly been cleaned out of several thousand pounds worth of MP3s, and HUKD members dozed off in the twilight, satisfied at their lot in life.
Thanks to HUKD member Jah