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Hamleys website suffers web glitch - offers toys 60% below true price

Antony Savvas

The website of Hamleys toy store has suffered a glitch which allowed customers to order goods at up to 60% below their true price.

The toy shop has promised to honour orders, reports The Guardian, after the ordering system suffered a technical error over the weekend.

The newspaper reports that the error was resolved within 24 hours, although many website users were unable to access the site as Hamleys struggled to put the matter right.

Hamleys apologised for the access problems suffered by users. Many visitors to the site were attempting to take advantage of a faulty Hamleys voucher scheme publicised by the HotUKDeals website on Saturday afternoon.

By Sunday morning, says The Guardian, Hamleys ran out of stock on many items.

One user managed to buy a full-size £13,000 snooker table for just £5,000, reports the paper.


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