11 Jul 2011

NZ online shoppers only charged for postage

10:43 pm on 11 July 2011

A computer glitch on Australian electronic retailer Dick Smith's New Zealand website means some customers apparently got expensive televisions and iPods for free.

Customers were charged only postage and handling on Monday morning.

News of the error quickly spread through the Twitter community and the company quickly took the site off-line for maintenance, Reuters reports.

An Australian radio station and Twitter users were reporting on Monday night that people not billed originally for their purchases might be offered a 10% discount.