Has Amazon dropped the deal of the decade?
Over the weekend, a hawk-eyed member of Hot UK Deals noticed a deal that was too good to be true. Member amibee spotted that Amazon were selling a De'Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine; usually these retail at over £800 but Amazon was listing it for just £82.99.
Now as we all know, mispricings are the devil of online retail. They occur all the time and several hundred orders can be placed before the retailer rescinds the order and apologises for their 'mistake'; in some cases this means a company sees their mailing lists swollen by several hundred and plenty of new credit accounts opened. Online retailers can do very well from their constant screw-ups.
Naturally, there were Hot UK Deal members who'd seen it all before and assumed the deal wouldn't be honoured - they rarely are, especially when the error is in the order of £700 on an £800 price-tag. But since then there's been a clutch of posts, all from different members who claim to have ordered the product, all claiming their accounts have been debited for £82.99 and that they have courier confirmation for deliveries today. It's not surprising to see somebody employ bullshit-baffles-brains and shout about receiving their order when they didn't, but it would be odd for several members to do so simultaneously.
Will it happen? Here's hoping - if it does, it'd certainly beat the arse off our previous best pricing mistakes. If you're one of the lucky, lucky bastards who receives their £800 coffee machine today, let's have a photo from you or it never happened - [email protected] Cheers!
thanks to official Bitterwallet reader Robert Taylor