For about an hour Friday night, prices on Amazon’s UK marketplace crashed to 1p.
From 7-8pm on Friday, software used by third-party sellers to ensure their products are the cheapest on the market went haywire and reduced prices to as little as 1p. “Amazon is all kinds of broken,” one observer tweeted. “Mattress 1p. Headphones 1p. Batteries, clothing, games all 1p. Someone messed up big time."
Smaller businesses on the marketplace are saying they may have to close their doors because of the glitch.