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03-14-2004, 09:40 AM
Seattle, Wash. (SatireWire.com) Less than a week after Amazon.com fixed a pricing error that enabled customers to buy toys at deep discounts, the company announced today that due to another glitch in its ordering software, the price of its stock has been incorrectly labeled at $30. The actual price should be $230, the company insisted.

Amazon apologized for the inconvenience, and asked the Nasdaq stock exchange, where its stock trades, to please correct the price. As a goodwill gesture, the company said it will give $5 gift certificates to investors toward their next Amazon stock purchase. Nasdaq responded that it would honor the company's request "when Hell freezes over, or Amazon turns a profit," whichever comes first.

03-14-2004, 10:15 AM
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Athens, Georgia (Source: Incka.com) - Professional online gambler, Alex Boulding, has recently won over $40 million while surfing the web. The delighted 39-year-old Boulding told news reporters 'I was surfing several websites, when among the ads for various casinos and smiles I was told that I had won $50!' However Boulding, who has been in the news before for being the worlds most conned man, did not stop surfing and go buy campaign to celebrate his success, instead he carried on surfing and within 5 hours had totaled a grand total of $41,632,470.

When asked about how the money was paid to him, Boulding replied 'I have yet to receive the money' and with a grin added 'I hope I'll get it before I see Uncle Sam'. When questioned one company that has promised Boulding money, SOHO Travel, categorically denied that they offered him any kind of money, but have promised a free holiday to Disney world and a time-share apartment in return.

Boulding, who recently split with his wife after being conned into investing in Pyramid Systems & Schemes Inc, commented that 'Hopefully I will have enough left after Uncle Sam takes his bit to buy my ex-wife a Jaguar.' Reporters remain doubtful.