Did we hear free food and alcohol? A temporary glitch in a US food delivery service app resulted in hundreds of people placing orders without paying a penny. According to an array of social media posts, DoorDash customers, on the evening of July 7, discovered a glitch on the app that allowed them to get their purchases for free. Following the glitch at the payment gateway, the users were allowed to check out after placing orders, without entering an authorized form of payment. The DoorDash glitch went viral on Twitter as more and more people found out about it. What happened next? Do we even need to tell? As per the tweets, customers cashed out the opportunity by not just ordering free food, but also pricey tequila, and even contraceptives. By the time DoorDash resolved the problem, the damage was done, and probably beyond repair.
Netizens posted screenshots of the extravagant orders, which amounted to thousands of dollars. Pictures of stores with hundreds of packed orders also surfaced on the internet.
CATASTROPHIC FAILURE: Doordash glitch lets people order thousands of dollars in food and alcohol for free pic.twitter.com/MYqkHQLoAx
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) July 8, 2022
Ain’t gone be a wing left in Chicago with this DoorDash glitch going on 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/ghqIyF2Ktj
— Follow Da Realest (@Cameron_773) July 8, 2022
Meanwhile, a user wondered why people were using the freebie to order fast food. He wrote, “you all getting free food on DoorDash and ordering McDonald’s?! you all trippin.”
y’all getting free food on DoorDash and ordering McDonald’s ?! y’all trippin 😂🤦🏽♀️
— TRINAE (@trinae_dapisces) July 8, 2022
While another questioned why people didn’t take advantage of the glitch to tip DoorDash delivery people. “So y’all got a Doordash glitch to where you can get anything you wanted for free and nobody thought to start tipping workers $1,000+ ??” the tweet read.
So y’all got a Doordash glitch to where you can get anything you wanted for free and nobody thought to start tipping workers $1,000+ ??
— Niccoya (@niccoyat) July 8, 2022
Some users flooded the microblogging site with memes making fun of those who made large purchases without paying. They predicted that the food service company would seek to have the payments fulfilled.
Y’all think doordash free till y’all wake up tomorrow & they strip y’all accounts down 😭😭😭😭
— 🤟🏿🤫 (@__JectBabyTy) July 8, 2022
Niggas gon wake up to message saying they door dash order was sent to a collections agency
— IdemandArecount (@lordofthickbrow) July 8, 2022
Bank Account Balance: -$2,634
— Thee Black Foxx (@Lashaan_McFye) July 8, 2022
Yall when DoorDash wake up in the morning 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/aZzCOupnZ7
— NapTown4200 (@NAPTOWN4200) July 8, 2022
Looks like some had already paid the price.
Too late these niggas are down terrible pic.twitter.com/bJyjhLA76q
— LetsThrowBuxkz (@rockstarrkato) July 8, 2022
I’m finna kms pic.twitter.com/usGGI7QCN1
— Follow me PLS (@U4F2_) July 8, 2022
Bro I just got charged just now😂
— Dante VS THE WRLD (@DantesWRLD999) July 8, 2022
A DoorDash spokesperson told Mashable that they will make sure the merchants affected by the fraudulent orders are compensated. “We’re actively canceling fraudulent orders, and are in touch with merchants impacted to ensure they are compensated for any unauthorized orders they may have received,” the spokesperson said.
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