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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos tells us about the weirdest order ever
In a lecture at a university, the Amazon boss reports on an order from Bulgaria that was paid for in a very unusual way.
In a lecture at the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Amazon founder and current boss Jeff Bezos reports on the strangest order he’s ever ordered in his entire Amazon time.
In a video published in 2002, which is cited frequently – particularly by Bulgarian media – Bezos talks about the first order his company had to process from an Eastern European country.
Well Disguised Amazon Order Paid With Cash
“In the first six months we only had one order from Bulgaria. I didn’t know they had internet access in 1995, but apparently they did. This customer was not paying by credit card, which is our preferred payment The method was. The customer folded the two hundred dollar bills and hid them in a floppy disk. He pushed the small metal cap on the floppy disk and hid the money inside. Then he mailed us the shipment with a different note, In which it was written, ‘The money is hidden on the disc.'”
The customer also noted on the attached message that Bulgarian customs would probably steal the money – if it was openly visible – but no one there understood English, so both the message and the strange way it was sent meant a lot. use to have.
Bezos concluded, “We opened the disc and there was $200. He included the order number so we could tally the payment against him. We delivered his books and the contract was done.”
Within two decades, Bezos has transformed the company he founded in 1994 into a giant, one department store with nearly 300 million items, from televisions to fresh fish, to more than 300 million customers, countless delivery services and his own with film studios.
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