As everyone and their dog knows, yesterday was Amazon Prime Day. And, if you’re like many, you probably logged online, perused a bunch of disposable stuff you don’t need and logged off.
But a few lucky Redditors scored what could be the deal of the day — a new 32GB metallic gray LG G4 smartphone for a mere penny.
The phone is on Sprint, which usually offers it for free with a two-year contract. Alone, it retails for around $600.
The snag, as reported by the International Business Times, was quickly picked up by a Redditor who posted it. Others quickly jumped on the bandwagon. While a few of them doubted it would work, “Holy shit, if this goes through…” posted one, another user chimed in that the phone was indeed delivered.
Amazon caught the glitch pretty fast, however, and customer service started canceling orders and offering some customers gift cards up to $25 to make up for the error, according to IBT. Redditors posted Amazon’s customer service comments to a thread: “As stated earlier, there was a pricing issue and by the time this was brought into our notice, some orders might have shipped out. The other orders which were not shipped out by then, were cancelled.”
And while the lucky few did score their LG G4 for a cent, some Redditors lamented that they were too late to score the deal or that their deal was canceled altogether, but most of them were issued a credit of up to that $25 anyway.
Takeaway? If you were a lucky one who scored off the glitch, good for you, but really you can’t be upset that you’re not getting a “free” phone.
Two? This shows all those haters that there was indeed something good on sale during Prime Day.