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May
07
2009

Swine flu jumps to ThinkGeek server; gives away free stuff!

timmy_mask.gifThinkGeek HQ is ground zero for the first-ever biological virus to make the leap to computer hardware. That's right--today we had an outbreak of H1N1 in our database, and it caused our monkeybots to go crazy and give away some orders for free!

Ok, so we didn't really have swine flu, but we definitely had a glitch that caused some orders so go out at zero cost. You can bet that for a few minutes, the ThinkGeek staff were hoping to jump on the free product train, but we thought better of ourselves and decided to actually fix the problem instead. :)

Since we've always said that our customers are t3h awesome and we love you all so much, we let a bunch of the free orders go through. Heck, you deserve it, you had a rough day too, right? So enjoy your free--nay, priceless--goodies if you were lucky enough to get here in time. Since we plan on not letting that happen again, we hope you enjoyed our one-time only Swine Flu sale.

And since we did such a good job today both breaking and fixing the site, we're going to treat the staff to Star Trek tomorrow afternoon, though the database plans to stay at home to recuperate.
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meaningless icon! Yay for pandemics! Er... get well soon, Timmy!
ResidentWeevil said this 1931 days ago.
meaningless icon! It's me!
Servoisgod said this 1931 days ago.
meaningless icon! Mmmm swine flu...
KatFish said this 1931 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wow, that post managed to simultaneously minimize a serious ecom system problem and trivialize a a flu that has killed hundreds. Good work!
etherknight said this 1930 days ago.
meaningless icon! Funny and clever way to handle a program glitch - and nice of you to let people keep their free items!
LoveANewIdea said this 1929 days ago.
meaningless icon! I <3 ThinkGeek.com
VVega said this 1927 days ago.
meaningless icon! lol I'm amazed that people don't look up facts before spewing them. swine flu's killed exactly two people in the U.S. (if you can even call it that both were chronically ill before then) and at the most 152 people in Mexico. Last I checked that doesn't make hundreds lol. I think the media's just scaring people without cause.
Taik said this 1926 days ago.
meaningless icon! I missed the giveaway? shoot. my wishlist could've been cleared out!
Master Amethystll said this 1901 days ago.

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