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Anybody catch the Walmart online price glitch?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Globalization, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Globalization

    Globalization Regular Member

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    Talk about a way to get easy money. This board should be ontop of stuff like thos.

    These were some steals you may have gotten:

    $500 projectors for $5
    $1000 pool tables for $80
    $3000 samsung LED TV for $300
    GTA5, Madden 25, BF4 all for <$20
    $150 studio speakers for $15
     
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  2. calltyrone

    calltyrone Junior Member

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    I was just about too post this. I'm so mad I missed it, some of the coupon ladies are saying they actually honored the price, but I guess time will tell.
     
  3. Globalization

    Globalization Regular Member

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    If you went in store they did honor it
     
  4. HerpDerpSlerp

    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    Yeah they had to honor it. It was the displayed price :)
     
  5. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    Walmart didn't honor the sales, nor do they have to. They are refunding everyone and also giving them a $10 ecard. Also, the law in the US states that a store does not have to honor a mismarked price.
     
  6. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Might be a good marketing gimmick. If you wanted to encourage people to come to Wal-Mart online, maybe for the 1st time ever, "accidentally" having dramatically marked-down items for sale at the very beginning of the Christmas season would be a good way & time to do it.

    I wonder if the equation might have looked like: How much did Wal-Mart "lose" by honoring at least some of the "mismarked" items, and how many thousands/millions of people came to Wal-Mart online in order to check them out, and then purchase something between now and Christmas as a result of that 1st visit?
     
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  7. redrubies

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    You know....No I can't. I'm too honest. But you know...No, I can't do it. It's dishonest. But it would drive a lot of traffic to my site right before the holiday shopping season kicks off. No, I can't. Wellllllllllllll. No, it's wrong. It's wrong, right?
     
  8. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    Offer exactly one item for sale at a crazy-cheap price, and advertise the hell out of it. You have to make certain to avoid the "bait & switch", which is illegal. However, "Quantities are limited" will save you from any allegations of fraud, deceptive practices, etc...

    You could even offer "e-rainchecks" for when quantities again become available. Get their name, email address, etc... for future marketing purposes.
     
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    ardley216 Elite Member

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    Tesco do this all the time in the UK, except the law is different. "Paid price is subject to change at any time even after purchase".
     
  10. redrubies

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    Hmmmm I have just the earrings in mind that would work great for this. That's a good idea. Thanks!
     
  11. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I'm not sure what the law is in the USA. But in Australia, this is a common misconception. A displayed price, under contract law is merely an invitation to treat and not an offer. If it was an offer, the customer picking up a product and putting it in their cart would be acceptance and therefore a contract would have been formed and both parties would have to honour it. So, the stores offer is then presented at the checkout when they are quoted a price, the customer then accepts that offer by paying for the goods/services. This kind of law is in place to protect both retailers and consumers.

    If anyone is interested, The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) section 16 is a good read.
     
  12. redrubies

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    It's a common misconception in the US too. They don't have to honor it here either.
     
  13. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Good promotional / marketing technique......maybe
     
  14. hellraizor

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    A friend of mine got her daughter a power wheels for only 29.99 instead of the 299.99. They said that they would only honor 1 price mistake and they had shut down shopping shortly after the price screw ups. Disappointed I missed out.