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Amazon Gives Student $6,000 Of Free Stuff

Robert Quinn is a 22 year old student in London and Amazon just took care of all the Christmas shopping and the cost of designing a cannabis grinder!

Last week the deliveries just started pouring in: he received a 55-inch 3D TV worth about $1,400, a Galaxy Tab Pro which would usually have set him back over $500, two more tablets, a leaf blower, a stroller, a PSP console, a projector and other items.

In an interview with Daily Mail Robert said the following:

“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,” he said.

“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’.”

The student said he would give away some of the products as Christmas presents, some to charity and sell others so he could fund a cannabis grinder he has been working on.

Here is a list of some items he received, you can read his interview here.

Item Price
Samsung 55 inch 3D TV £889
Galazy Tab Pro £338
Radeon R9 290X graphics card £250
Cosatto Supa Baby Buggy £150
Draper leaf blower £130
Large Nobo projector screen £120
Brabantia ironing board £70
Small Android tablet £70
Tonbux tablet £62
Bookcase £50
Dimplex Optiflame Heater £50
Mobius HD Action cam £50
Sony PSP console £50
Wahl professional shaver £50

Facebook introduces “Buy” Button

Facebook thinks it has found yet another way to make more money. The social network giant has just introduced a buy button which will allow users to directly purchase products that are being advertised on Facebook.

For now the company is in a testing phase, this has only been implemented in the US.

Apparently Facebook isn’t taking a cut of the revenue generated, but if this test is successful and they role it out on a larger scale that is surely going to change.

Facebook also came out to ease the mind of people that might have security concern when it comes to shopping through Facebook.

“None of the credit or debit card information people share with Facebook when completing a transaction will be shared with other advertisers, and people can select whether or not they’d like to save payment information for future purchases,” the company said.