UPDATE - has Amazon dropped the deal of the decade?

16 February 2010

Well, as my grandmother used to say, fuck my old boots. Only this morning we told you about the insane deal that went down on Hot UK Deals at the weekend, when somebody noticed Amazon were selling a De’Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine - usually priced at over £800 - for £80.

Of course pricing mistakes happen all the time, we said, and course there'll be some members who pretend to have received the goods to wind everyone else up, and course there will be a long list of folk who spend their time posting messages about how retailers never, ever, ever make good on pricing errors.

So that means that official Bitterwallet reader Robert has either paid over £800 to play a practical joke on us, or he's now the proud owner of a De’Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine:

Bitterwallet - Amazon

18 comments

  • Alan
    Lucky swine. Not that im actually wanting one, but when you see how much it should of cost. very lucky.
  • JBR
    I have been told by my neighbour that a big box has arrived delivered by Citylinktoday too...so fingers crossed
  • AP
    I give it about 56 mins before thats on eBay.
  • JBR
    sod off...Im keeping mine, have wanted one for ages....
  • Patrick
    The decade has only just begun....
  • Junkyard
    "So that means that official Bitterwallet reader Robert has either paid over £800 to play a practical joke on us, or he’s now the proud owner of a De’Longhi Prima Donna ESAM6600 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine" Or, presumably, both.
  • James
    When the Xbox 360 elites where £100 with two games they honoured it for me...
  • Chris M.
    Money well 'spent' on positive PR then.
  • rob
    Its not Amazon though is it? it was a Amazon seller?
  • Will
    True it was Garraways, who were selling it. I wonder who mis priced it, Garraways or amazon!
  • Robert
    It was sold by Amazon who sold it and who have since removed it from their website
  • Alan
    Yikes missed out on this one. Love coffee, could do with one now, lol. Bet over half of them end up on ebay. Too many ebay traders lurking on HUKD, those pesky income tax and VAT evaders!
  • ianshona
    Im sure Robert will post a photo of his invoice to verify?
  • Robert
    For all you Cynics out there, have you even looked through the original postl?
  • Jen
    Show us the receipt, then i believe it :)
  • Sceptic
    Screw 5p off a pack of 4 toilet rolls.... THIS is the old HUKD of old ;) Champion, and well done to those that got it!
  • The C.
    What fool would spend £800 on a coffee maker?
  • JBR
    I guess someone who likes coffee and had plenty of spare cash....have you never spent a lot of money on something you really wanted....there appears to be a few similar machines around the same price range and I can only assume they dont make them unless people buy them... Otherwise I assume you drive a 20 year od banger..cos it drives and you only need it to get you from A to B....and a new car costing 20 grand would be a total waste of money Blinkered comments are always worthwhile... But I love the fact that mine only cost around £90...

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