AMAZON shoppers have been quick to snap up a kid’s bunk bed after spotting a price glitch that reduced it from £219.99 to just £23.49.
The error knocked a huge £196.50 off the price tag, or a sweet 89%.
A price glitch on Amazon saw this bunk bed reduced to just £23.49Credit: Amazon
Eagle-eyed bargain hunters spotted the deal yesterday evening but sadly, the retailer has put the price back up to the original £219.99 tag.
The bunk bed in question is made by brand Sangda and comes with a slide and an adjustable ladder.
The pricing error was shared by a shopper in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group on Facebook who said: “Not sure if it’s a glitch but ordered one to see if it actually comes.”
The post proved popular on Facebook and has so far racked up around 2,000 comments.
One shopper shared her bargain find in a Facebook groupCredit: Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK/Facebook
How to find price glitches
IT’S a fine art to hunt out price glitches and discounts.
That’s why The Sun spoke to self-confessed Durham “Del-Boy” Shaun Grey, who set up the UK Coupons Deals & Cashback Facebook group, last year to get some tips.
He reckons you could save thousands every year by doing the following:
- Looking on Facebook groups for glitch tips. Shaun said he once got a a free £49.99 sleeping device on Amazon after a bargain hunter posted a discount code in a group post.
- Deal-sharing website Hotukdeals often share glitches it’s spotted.
- Look out for coupons. Sometimes you can get further discounts on top of existing deals.
- It’s important to note that shops can cancel genuine price errors even if you’ve already paid for them, so glitches might not always be successful.
One shopper, who also managed to order one at the hugely discounted price, said: “I ordered this last night at the cheap price and no email yet to say it has been cancelled just an email to say order being processed.”
And another added: “I’ve ordered one. Let’s see what turns up.”
However, others have already had cancellation emails from Amazon, with one shopper saying: “Mine was cancelled this morning.”
And a second wrote: “Mine’s been cancelled said pricing error.”
Technically, retailers don’t have to honour price glitches if it was a genuine mistake.
However, once it’s been sent to you the company can’t usually cancel your order, even if it realises it’s sold you something at the wrong price.
The Sun has asked Amazon whether it’ll honour any of the orders and we’ll update this article once we hear back.
If it won’t, it means your order will be cancelled and your money returned.
A few years ago, Amazon shoppers were left furious after the retailer refused to honour a £10 Vileda steam mop deal.
More recently, a shopper got £147 worth of make-up from Lloyds pharmacy for £50 due to a website “glitch”.
Over the weekend, M&S shoppers also snapped up a £129 footstool for £1 after a glitch saw the price dramatically reduced.