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Bargain Hunters Purchase High-End Camera Gear for $94 after Amazon Prime Day Pricing Error
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, July 18, 2019 @ 08:00 PM (EST)
Source: PetaPixel


Photographers got excited when Amazon offered some great deals on camera gear for Prime Day, but a few savvy folks took advantage of a pricing slip-up to bag some crazy discounts.

As PetaPixel reports, the saga began when someone spotted a Sony a6000 and 16–50mm lens kit, which usually costs $550, going for $94.50. It wasn’t long before the deal was on the front page of Slickdeals. Then, it turned out that the magic number—$94—was “everywhere.” Among the claimed purchases during the ensuing frenzy: a $13,000 Canon 800mm lens, a $5,500 Sony a9 and 24–70mm bundle, a $2,000 Canon EOS R, a $2,000 Sony a7 body, and a $1,300 Fujifilm X100F. Each for $94.

In case you’re wondering, various members posted pictures of their newly acquired bargain gear, which in usual Amazon fashion arrived at lightning speed a day or two after placing the order. So it seems Amazon honored the purchases—or, at least, the gear shipped before they noticed the error.

 

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