GF4Ti4600 = $130?

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  1. Blade

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    Click here.

    Right now the price on the $399 board is $130. A website mistake on Best Buy's part.

    But a friend of mine just ordered 3 for that price. His online receipt says $140 per board total.

    Was that a mistake on his part? I mean, Best Buy wouldn't actually make a mistake like this and let him get away with hundreds of dollars.. right? :smile:
     
  2. Kristof

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    Says 399$ now on that page...
     
  3. Johnny Rotten

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    Going on past experience they'll either

    1. Cancel his order

    or

    2. Honor it.

    I suspect #1 based on the widespread attention this has recieved.
     
  4. bystander

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    Most likely they'll cancel the order.

    E&OE (Errors & Ommissions Excepted), a very useful abbrievation on any site that sells stuff.
     
  5. Mize

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    Ahh...but an order confirmation is a binding contract regardless of T&Cs...most consumers don't know this.

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  6. Johnny Rotten

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    Unless of course you've agreed (implicitly or otherwise) to special terms and agreements which ALL of these online retailers have (check the fine print and legalese).
     
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    Uh...that's what T&Cs (terms and conditions) are. T&Cs are posturing and rarely enforceable, especially with regard to pricing changes. (At least that's what a very high powered attorney told me :smile:).

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  8. John Reynolds

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    Here's hoping Mize is right, since I placed an order before BB got the price typo fixed. :wink:
     
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    well, so far they havent cancelled my order or changed the price
    when i view my order status its still showing the original price
     
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    While I have little doubt that they'll cancel our orders, it's still a little exciting waiting for the notice. :smile:
     
  11. Mulciber

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    well, they havent cancelled mine yet
    they have billed my credit card already
    and my order status still says $140
     
  12. Mize

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    Well I got my expected cancellation email this evening...which I promptly forwarded to the attorney who says it won't hold up. Nice having some big shot lawyers in the family.

    :smile:

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  13. Mulciber

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    mize, see if you can get it overturned for all of us :wink:

    i got my cancelation as well :-/
     
  14. Mize

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    I'm working on it!
    I probably won't know anything for a week or two (the wheels of justice...), but the contracts folks see that kind of unilateral price changing as a totally bogus front - order acceptance constitutes and enforceable contract.

    When I hear anything I will post.

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    Got my cancellation notice today too. Oh well, I wasn't expecting anything different.
     
  16. John Reynolds

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    Mize,

    Shoot me an email at work or home, if you get the chance.
     
  17. Dave Baumann

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    I know the laws are different, but a similar thing happened in the UK over Kodak incorrectly pricing a digital camera in the online store. In this case if came out as a positive for the consumer.

    You may like to follow the story through these links:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/archive/23608.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/23873.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/23/23892.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/23/23895.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/23914.html

    (BTW - the sotry was carried in the UK press and also on the national consumer TV show 'Watchdog')
     
  18. BenM

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    Bumpity Bump. Any news Mize...that 30 buckeroos is pretty tempting, but a long shot at a cheap Ti4600 is even more so.
     
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