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Walmart Glitch Meant Temporary Great Deals For Lucky Shoppers

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The superpower that is Wal-Mart is famous because of its incredibly low prices, but even the most loyal of wally world’s customers must have been shocked when they saw the unbelievable deals that occurred on the store’s website early this morning, which priced electronics and other goods, usually worth up to $600, for under $9. And unbelievable, it was; the store suffered from an internal technical error that made their crazy-low prices even crazier and lower.

Customers and other curious folks speculated about the strange prices on social media, spreading the word and wondering if the extreme price drops were the result of hacking, perhaps by some rebellious deal-hunters or extreme couponers gone berserk. Some products in the store’s website sold out in hours. Wal-mart, quick on the heels of shutting down the mistake, issued the following statement, “We experienced a technical error that caused some items to show incorrect pricing. We are working quickly to correct the error and during this time, there may be intermittent site availability. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.” A Wal-Mart spokesman was quick to add, “I want to make very clear this is not a hack. This is an internal technical error.”

Some of the outrageous, accidental deals that occurred included treadmills that typically ran (no pun intended) for hundreds of dollars being priced at $33, and expensive computer monitors, also usually sold for hundreds of dollars, being plucked up by quick online shoppers for just $9. Other electronic goodies priced around the $9 mark included cables, projectors, and LCD screens.

Wal-Mart has not made any statements, yet, on whether or not it will honor the deals nabbed during this strange, accidental price drop. The company is currently combing through the products listed on its website, looking for any further mispriced deals and, presumably, in search of whatever glitch happened to cause the price drops in the first place. Certain parts of the website as also down for the time being. Here’s to hoping that some lucky folks may just get to keep their fancy computer screens for $9. What a deal!

[Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.]

Walmart Glitch Meant Temporary Great Deals For Lucky Shoppers
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  • mike

    I say let walmart eat their mistake. the people that got email confirmation numbers should be able to keep what they ordered. when walmart sent out the conf. numbers that to me says they are willing to sell the product for that price. its not like walmart has not made billions of dollars off of their consumers and especially on returns. if you purchase a product for 100.00 and you return it, if it is on sale now for 50.00 you will only get the sale price of 50.00 back. so they just made 50.00 for putting an item on sale.

    • Brett

      No Wal-Mart will not offer the price that was mistaken. They are cancelling all Orders. Anything that is pick up today orders from the website the prices will change or be cancelled and they will get a e-Gift card

    • Steve

      Walmart did honor the low prices on the few order that went thru. refunded the multi order of the same item. a $99 was sold at $6 great bargin for the happy customer lucky one too.

  • Mick

    I’m sure they’ll offer something as an apology, but they’re not obligated to honor a mistake. That’s covered in the fine print.

    • Brett

      Walmart will not offer any low prices that was mistaken they are just giving out online gift cards.. They have already cancelled thousands of orders

  • Jennifer Farris

    Already got my order canceled email from Walmart, sad because it was just legos does gift

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