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    Amazon 'cock-up' offers Coldplay albums for 29p

    vivalavida.jpgLONDON: Amazon has been left ruing the cost of a pricing malfunction that allowed consumers to buy album downloads for 29p.

     

    About 30 albums, normally priced around £7.99, were on offer for 29p for four hours last night. It is believed the sales resulting from the malfunction could affect the charts after bloggers and tech sites alerted consumers to the low prices.

     

    T3 informed its readers of what it described as a "major pricing cockup". It added: "Over 30 albums from artists including Metallica, MGMT, Abba, Coldplay, Madness, Fleetwood Mac, Placebo, Bruce Springsteen, Massive Attack and a load more are now selling on the store for just 29p each."

    In response, Amazon insisted the number of albums sold during the four-hour period was small but refused to go into details about how the glitch occurred. However, coincidentally Amazon ran a promotion earlier this year offering tracks for 29p each.

     

    Separately Amazon has announced it is releasing the source code for its e-book reader the Kindle DX. The move opens the way for iPhone-style applications released by third-party software developers. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said he plans to split the e-book part of the business into software and hardware divisions. This will allow Amazon to continue developing ebooks for other hardware.

     

    capitolhollywood1a.jpgMeanwhile a reminder that Coldplay will be playing at Capitol Studios in Hollywood on 19th July it has been revealed by Amazon, who are holding a competition (until 2nd July) to win two VIP tickets, accommodation and travel expenses to the exclusive session (US entrants only). This session comes the same day as Coldplay play at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA that evening. To enter click here and for full official rules click here. So, the grand prize winner will receive:

     

    A trip for Winner and guest to Coldplay Capitol Records Studio Performance in Hollywood, CA. Trip includes round trip coach airfare from a major airport near Winner’s residence for Winner and one guest to Hollywood, CA (approximate retail value $1,900.00); ground transportation to and from the airport and hotel (approximate retail value $200.00); two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) (approximate retail value $600.00); (2) two reserved spots for a Coldplay Performance in the Capitol Records Studio in Hollywood, CA on July 19, 2009; and ground transportation to and from the concert and hotel (approximate retail value $150.00). The total approximate retail value (ARV) for this sweepstakes is $2,850.00.

     

    Have you entered? Full discussion on this new date and the competition is at the Coldplay forum here onwards. Good luck!

     




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