Almost everyone was disappointed by Amazon Prime Day. But a select bunch of canny buyers weren’t — they managed to buy the premium LG G4 smartphone for just $0.01.
The phone only came out a couple of months ago, and usually sells for $599 without a contract. But for a brief period during the event, the phone was knocked down to just one cent, apparently by accident.
The phone was quickly spotted on the BestOfPrimeDay Reddit, and users rushed to buy the phone so quickly that it sold out. And while many orders were cancelled — as Amazon often does when mistakes such as this happened — others have already posted to celebrate that their phones had arrived.
The phone is now back up at its original price.
Almost the entirety of the subreddit set up to catalogue good deals from the sale is now devoted to the aftermath of the LG G4 bug. The current top two posts are someone celebrating that their phone has already arrived, and another saying that they “fell asleep last night thinking my 1 cent LG G4 order would be cancelled”, but woke up to find a notification that it had already been dispatched.
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