This guy scored a $1,299 Fuji X100F during Amazon Prime Day for only $102

Jul 16, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This guy scored a $1,299 Fuji X100F during Amazon Prime Day for only $102

Jul 16, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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If there’s one certainty about Amazon’s Prime Day… uhh, Days? It’s that it’s pretty hectic. Everybody’s rushing to pick up the deals before they rush out, and staffers are trying to get listings up as quickly as possible. It seems that somebody was a little too eager to get a listing live without properly checking it, though.

According to Fuji Rumors, a member of the Fujifilm X100 Facebook group managed to pick up a Fujifilm X100F for $102. And it was sold and shipped by Amazon themselves. The regular price is $1,299, making for a pretty massive 92% discount, and according to the group member, the order is marked as “On the way” and is currently in the hands of UPS.

Today is the second and final day of the Amazon Prime deals, and for those of us in the UK, there are only a few hours left to go. For US members, you’ve still got much of the day left to pick up a bargain. But if you think you’ll be able to take advantage of this particular deal, think again. The price has already been bumped back up to its usual $1,299.

With many Amazon warehouse workers on strike during Prime Day as a protest against the “inhumane working conditions”, it’s not surprising that those who have gone into work today are stressing and screwing up.

But even when Amazon is running smoothly, there has been no shortage of pricing screw-ups in the past. This time, though, they seem to have honoured the price.

What Prime Day deals have you picked up this year?

[via Fuji Rumors]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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10 responses to “This guy scored a $1,299 Fuji X100F during Amazon Prime Day for only $102”

  1. Tanvir Ahmed Avatar
    Tanvir Ahmed

    How!!??

    1. David Sargent Avatar
      David Sargent

      Tanvir Ahmed listing mistake.

  2. Tom Connor Avatar
    Tom Connor

    He won’t get it. It won’t be honoured. He will get an email from Amazon soon.

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      Except, as it mentions in the post, he’s already gotten an email from Amazon saying that it’s in the hands of UPS and on the way to him. :)

  3. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton

    never been that lucky !! :/

  4. Jalan Lee Avatar
    Jalan Lee

    Don’t know if they will honor the obvious mistaken price or not. While the guy may feel like he “scored” with this deal I think it is dishonorable / dishonest to accept the camera at this price. A simple gut check for integrity: would the guy be OK if Amazon made a mistake and charged his credit card $1,097 too much? I hope that when the time comes I value my integrity more than a cheap camera…

  5. Duncan Dimanche Avatar
    Duncan Dimanche

    It might be a plastic toy of the fuji…

  6. Matthias Avatar
    Matthias

    In this day an d age, I wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon actually peppered their offers with such fantastic deals to generate this kind of press. If you can figure which of your customers is likely to brag online about their luck, you discreetly make them a sweet offer and wait for the advertisement to show up. Customer wouldn’t even need to know. And if that’s not what’s happened, oh well, that will happen someday soon :)

  7. Nash Avatar
    Nash

    I got two almost as incredible deals this year at the very start $50 for a go pro 7 with a $50 amazon gift card and a Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 for $101

  8. Jolyon Ralph Avatar
    Jolyon Ralph

    If this was real the guy wouldn’t brag about it until it arrived :) Nice fantasy story!