Student gets one over on Amazon to the tune of £3,600!

3 December 2014

amazoninstant Amazon are fantastically successful and are a bit 'creative' when it comes to tax (okay lawyers?) so it is nice when someone gets one over on them.

And so, to a student who has been told he can keep a £3,600 Amazon haul he landed thanks to a balls-up in their computer systems.

Robert Quinn, 22, started getting parcels which appeared to be returns destined for the internet giant, but instead of going to Amazon HQ, they went to his house in Bromley. He got 51 packages including a £889 55" 3D TV, a Galaxy Pro, a £165 computer processor, a pram worth £150 and a portable heater, among other things.

He said: "At first I phoned up Amazon and they said that people must be "gifting" them to me, but there’s no way that’s happening because I don’t know any of these people. I was worried that people were losing out on their stuff so I phone Amazon again and said I'm happy to accept these gifts if they are footing the cost, but I'm not happy if these people are going to lose out. But Amazon said "it’s on us".

"I don’t think they’ve rectified the problem because I’m still getting more stuff."

"My brother wants the Dolce and Gabbana aftershave and my dad wants the Galaxy tablet," he added. "My brother can get the aftershave but I'm not sure my dad can have that tablet for free. My mum wants the leaf blower, she can have that. The rest I might sell back on Amazon."

His dad should kick him up the arse.

Funnily enough, Amazon appear to be funding the student's drug project. See, Quinn is designing a weed grinder: "I should have about £1,600 to play with this summer and I might take my girlfriend to Bruges, and at the moment, I'm working on an electrical cannabis grinder. I’m thinking about getting a patent on it."

So there you go. Loads of things for people to get irritated by there - jammy student lands a treasure trove, but won't sort his dad out, but will spend the money on an electronic skunk grinder, which already exists.


  • bill
    What a brat, why would you not give your dad a tablet for free that cost you nothing anyway. HE'S YOUR FREAKING _DAD_ , the reason you're alive!!!
  • Bill
    Bill, you stinking liberal. My parents are the reason I'm alive, I'll grant you. But they also taught me that nothing in this world is free, so I would do exactly the same as this guy, and my Dad would have no-one to blame but himself!
  • cheech
    Electric weed grinders do exist already, but they're crappy blade models. You really need a burr grinder for the right consistency so if this kid is working on an affordable burr grinder made for da 'erb, good for him.
  • jim
    i like the sound of the grinder. well played that man

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