London: A software error led to hundreds of items being sold for just 1p on Amazon. The glitch happened on one of the busiest trading weekends of the year for sellers, in the run-up to Christmas. Some shoppers were quick to take advantage of the error. It is understood that a software malfunction caused incorrect pricing to be sent to Amazon.

Some firms lost tens of thousands of pounds in a single hour during Friday night’s disastrous software malfunction. Customers cashed in by placing 1p orders in bulk, in a ‘supermarket sweep’ on products ranging from clothes and toys to home furnishings and health products.

Some took to Twitter to boast of ordering goods worth thousands of pounds for a few pence.

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