Christmas has come early for one British student living in Bromley. Over the past few weeks he has received £3600 worth of Amazon goods he didn’t order including a £150 baby buggy and a 55-inch Samsung 3D television worth £889.
Robert Quinn, 22, is currently studying engineering at University of Liverpool. It seems that the goods are returns and rather than going to their intended destination, they’ve been turning up at his digs.
He says: “At first I phoned up Amazon and they said that people must be ‘gifting’ them to me, but there’s no way that’s happening because I don’t know any of these people. I was worried that people were losing out on their stuff so I phoned Amazon again and said I’m happy to accept these gifts if they are footing the cost, but I’m not happy if these people are going to lose out. But Amazon said ‘it’s on us.”
It turns out that items are still arriving even though Amazon has blamed it on “a glitch”. Quinn intends to sell some of the stuff and give some to charity.
Our advice? Sell it all on eBay and pay down those students debts. And have a very happy Christmas.