They are golden goose eggs for online shoppers: database pricing mistakes that can lead to incredible discounts on products. Take the latest goof from Sears: an iPad 2 for just $69, a deep discount from its original price of $744.99.
Too bad it turned out to be just a dream. Sears quickly caught the mistake and cancelled all orders, which were pouring in thanks to the “deal” going viral on Twitter and Facebook. On Friday, Sears posted an apology online:
We want you to know that, unfortunately, today one of the Marketplace third-party sellers told us that they mistakenly posted incorrect pricing information on two Apple iPad models on the Marketplace portion of the website. If you purchased either of these products recently, your order has been cancelled and your account will be credited.
It’s a shame for the customers who managed to get one, as sometimes stores will honor the listed price.
Your a moron! Get a real job…