So I was up early this morning and the first thing on my mind was to check my Facebook. I’ll admit I’m somewhat of an addict but far from the worst of them. Anyways I stumbled upon someone’s status advertising that Best Buy had a 52-inch flat screen, LCD TV on sale…for $9.99. Pause, what?! I thought I was still sleepy and possibly seeing things and I refreshed my window and re-did my search and it was real…but I was skeptical and for good reason. These televisions were not used and were top of the line televisions and I figured someone managing the website made a BIG slip-up…but I did try my hand on getting a hold of 3 of those televisions! That was until my attempt hit a brick wall, Best Buy was on the error quickly and shut down their online ordering service. Now if anyone thinks they were fortunate enough to beat the system…Best Buy says you’ve just been punked. More info on the situation after the jump.
Best Buy’s legal policy states…
Prices and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Best Buy reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit … Read Morecard charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Best Buy will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge. Individual bank policies will dictate when this amount is credited to your account. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return it in accordance with Best Buy’s Return Policy.
And if that is not definite enough for you, I read the following from a report from the Associated Press.
Best Buy, based in Richfield, Minn., said it has corrected an online pricing error and will not honor the incorrect price. Orders made Wednesday morning at the incorrect price will be canceled and customers will receive refunds, the company said.
The corrected price of the 52-inch televisions is now set at $1,799.99, almost half off the original $3,399.99 price…now unless you’ve got that paper in reserve those fortunate ones who purchased the television might want to return the item.