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Walmart computer glitch gives customers monster deals
Now to a website glitch for Walmart. The snafu seriously rolling back prices -- letting some shoppers think they were snagging expensive electronics for next to nothing.
If it's too good to be true, then it probably is a lesson being learned the hard way today by Walmart customers who *thought* they had found some truly unbelievable deals.
A 20 inch computer monitor for $8.85!
A normally $600 projector for $8.99!
A motorized car for kids at just 29 dollars.
Sam Hall Excitement : I was pretty excited to see all these crazy deals
Word began to spread like wildfire on Twitter, one guy boasting of this $2, 000 TV screen he picked up for $330.
But this was no early Christmas special. These dramatically slashed prices were all the result of a glitch in Walmart's website.
Not only had the wacky pricing problems been corrected by late Wednesday, but the retail giant is also saying it won't honor the mislabeled purchases
That are due to be shipped.
In a statement, a Walmart spokesperson said, "
Given the wide discrepancy in pricing, we are notifying customers who ordered these items that their orders have been canceled and that they'll be refunded in full."
Sam Hall I think it's a little bit unfair to all those families that aren't going to be able to get those deals and purchases they were hoping on.
Wednesday's technical glitch was certainly a two-way street.
At one point, a can of Lysol was going for more than 92 bucks, and Spiderman toy for the little ones was marked at more than $330!
Meanwhile, customers who thought they were clicking their way to some monster deals will soon face a reality and price check.
The news may not be all bad here. Walmart did say that customers whose orders are being canceled will be treated to a $10 electronic gift card.
The store refused to say how many erroneous sales took place or how much money could have potentially been lost.