ProCook frying pan price blip causes £20k giveaway
THEY say there isn't such a thing as a free lunch, but the frying pan it is cooked in did come for free for a few lucky online shoppers.
Brockworth-based cookware retailer ProCook were stumped when an error caused its non-stick Fusion frying pans to be offered free on their website.
Within hours, word had spread via bloggers stacking up orders for almost 600 free frying pans worth more than £20,000.
The error caused the system to zero the price, defying all the safeguards in place which normally prevent products showing without a price.
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After discovering the error, bosses at ProCook decided to send each customer a free frying pan as a gesture of goodwill anyway, even though not legally obliged to do so.