LG G4 sells for $0.01 in Amazon Prime Day screwup
Amazon Prime Day, the online retail stunt that offered tons of deals, lighting sales and its share of oddball offerings, is receding into the distance, leaving behind it at least a handful of gadget nerds who probably got the best deal of the day.
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Many who perused Amazon’s day-long deal event, which was designed to outdo Black Friday (it did not), found the offerings disappointing. But a small group of Redditors stumbled on the best deal of the day, according to International Business Times: a brand new LG G4 smartphone for just a penny. LG’s 5.5 inch flagship phone arrived only a couple of months ago and typically sells for $199 with contract and $599 without. As of this writing, the LG G4 was back to its original pricing. LG offered Mashable an offical “no comment” on the matter. Amazon has yet to respond to our comment request.
Moments after they discovered the LG G4 $0.01 deal (without service plan), Reddit members scrambled to buy the phone, and it quickly sold out. Some orders were cancelled, but others reported it shipping and at least one claimed to have received the phone and posted a picture of the Amazon and LG G4 packaging.
This is not the first time the phone has shown up on Amazon for $0.01. Last month, the on-contract Sprint edition (metallic version) showed up for a penny, but then quickly disappeared.
Interestingly, Amazon did not put its own Fire Phone on sale for Prime Day. As for the LG G4, it’s already quite popular on Amazon, collecting 94 reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 rating. We gave it a Mashable Choice.
Considering the criticism Amazon received for oddball items and less-than-exciting deals, perhaps Amazon will consider making a few more of these mistakes in future Amazon Prime Days.