Oops. The Thresher virus hits The Daily Mirror, one of the large British tabloids.
Off licence chain Thresher is bracing itself for a financial disaster after its “limited” 40 per cent discount of fer went worldwide on the internet.
This is mainstream now. Heh.
[UPDATE:] The story gets the full page three of the Times [paper version]. Here’s the online version.
Staff at some stores are having to work up to four hours’ overtime to cope with demand. At the country’s smallest Threshers shop staff were struggling to cope with the demand yesterday. “It’s been a shock to the system, that’s for sure,” Oliver Fowler said at the off-licence in the City of London. “We’ve hardly had time to stock the shelves and the phones have hardly stopped ringing with people asking if the offer is for real.
“Champagne was particularly popular and the store has taken more than a hundred vouchers in the past two days.”
You can even download the coupon directly off The Times’ home page, at least you can today. Too funny.
[UPDATE:] Ah. It made The Daily Telegraph as well. Intense.
Yesterday I was walking down the street, and I ran into an acquaintance of mine, somebody who I don’t know particularly well. I told him about the coupon. He said he had already received about 10 coupons from different people e-mailing him. Too weird.
[NEWBIES:] Read the original story here.