BARGAIN hunters have crashed a website designed for billionaires after a price glitch reduced a £600,000 helicopter to just £550.
That’s more than 99.9 per cent off, meaning the Eurocopter AS350BA was discounted to less than the price of a fancy road bike.
Latest Deals The price glitch meant the helicopter was discounted to only £550
Savvy shoppers of LatestDeals.co.uk first spotted the price glitch and they posted it on the community website.
Hundreds of bargain hunters commented on the thread and Facebook post about the glitch.
It was so popular that it crashed the seller’s website, HushHush. At the time of writing, the website is still down.
“Tempting to buy at this price but then where would I park my Fiesta? I can only park one thing on my driveway,” one shopper joked on Latest Deals.
While a second shopper said: “Thanks ordered 5. Yes I do need 5 for my family.”
“I only ordered 10 to give others the chance lol,” another added.
The website crashed after shoppers tried to buy the helicopter
Sadly, Hush Hush has said it won’t honour any purchases made at the bargain price.
The Sun has asked the website how many shoppers bought the helicopters, but we haven’t yet heard back.
The “luxury shopping marketplace” is designed for people who have more than enough money to get by.
Items up for grabs on the site before it crashed included a £179million private island, a £147million super yacht and a £3.6million Ferrari FF-K Evo.
Technically, retailers don’t have to honour price glitches if they are a mistake.
They usually state in their terms and conditions that it can cancel orders, even if you receive a confirmation email.
Hush Hush’s founder Aaron Harpin told The Sun: “This was clearly a technical mistake in the indexing of the product, and while we unfortunately won’t be able to honour any purchases made at this price, it’s no surprise it started to fly off the shelf.
“While the site is still down, we’re working as fast as we can to rectify this and be up and running again.”
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In February this year, Currys PC World accidentally sold £3,500 TV for £300 but angered shoppers by cancelling orders.
A price glitch at Halfords also reduced £280 bike to £18, but yet again the shop refused to honour it.
In January, a price glitch on Asda’s website meant shoppers could pick up 24 KitKat Chunky bars for just 70p.
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