In order to boost their sales, Amazon India and Flipkart keep on announcing various kind of sales on their respective websites. The latest one to conclude on Amazon is the Prime Day Sale, which got a number of attractive offers, discounts and deals for the Amazon Prime customers. The Amazon Prime Day Sale went live on July 15 and concluded on July 16.
Just days after the sale has ended, a report has surfaced online that claims that the best deal that was offered by Amazon during the two-days sale was probably a glitch. Some photography lovers were able to buy high-end camera gear worth approximately Rs 9 lakh ($ 13,000) at Rs 6,500 ($95). Yes, you read that correctly.
Once the buyers found this deal, the e-commerce website was flooded with orders of the camera products. It is worth adding here that the camera gears on which the glitch showed up were from high-end brands like Sony, Fujifilm and Canon.
In fact, it was Canon EF 800 lens, that is priced at Rs 9 lakh (USD 13,000) and was being sold at Rs 6,500 (USD 95). While this deal was live for a very brief period of time, it was enough for a large number of people to place the order for the item.
Some buyers even took to social media platform Reddit to talk about their shopping experience and lucky buy. A Reddit user posted, “I somehow got a $3,000 camera for $94 on Prime Day last night. It just seems a little too good to be true. Do you guys think it will ship or get cancelled because it was a glitch?”
But then, it seems like this wasn’t the only ‘glitch’ that was there on the platform. Another user said, “I too got some deals from the prime day ‘glitch’. $16,000+ in gear for about $800.”
One user wrote, “Right place right time,” talking about the deals on Amazon. Another comment read, “Amazon Accidentally Sold $13,000+ Camera Gear for $100 on Prime Day.”
A user also felt the need of thanking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by saying, “Bought the most expensive camera bundle during the prime day glitch for 94.48. Thank you, Bezos!”
As of now, there is no word from the e-commerce giant on whether this was a real deal during its Amazon Prime Day sale, or whether it was just a glitch on the company’s part.