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I just wanted to know your guys' opinion on price mistakes. Here's the thing. Price mistakes are accidents, and cost the company money. I capitalized on someone on ebay selling vans for a dollar a piece free shipping. I bought every pair in stock. LOL 9 pairs. He informed me that it was a mistake, and I let it go for a free nike hoodie and a refund. You could say I was happy with it. What do you guys think about price mistakes? Will you hop on any deal that's wrongly priced?
iowahawkeyes posted Feb 12, 2013

Sure if its something I can use. Im not about to buy things to resell I just dont need that hassle. But I did buy a Schecter Bass guitar from Woodwind and Brass via their Amazon store for $99. Its a $700 Bass guitar. But ive got plenty of other price mistake items. Also im not going to whine when the retailer catches on and cancels all the orders. Its their right to do so.

Acidbaby (rep: 7k) posted Feb 12, 2013


If you don't take advantage of it, someone else is going to anyways.

bbattag (rep: 7k) posted Feb 12, 2013


@bbattag that's EXACTLY my one defense to it. Great way of putting it.

iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.3k) posted Feb 12, 2013


i think Amazon has fixed that problem... they don't immediately ship the item, wait a couple weeks and then reply that there isn't enough stock to fullfil the order. bahahaha.

Janniesue51 (rep: 373) posted Feb 13, 2013


For me I try to take advantage of it if it's a big business and try to press for them to fulfill it. On the other hand and it's a small business I'll try to order but won't push for it if it has to be cancelled. After all, it might very well be the intended price! I got the HP touchpad on fire sale and that was a major discount.

cid681 (rep: 1.1k) posted Feb 13, 2013


I look at like this. Yes it's a mistake and it would be great to have it at that price. But what if you were the seller? Could you afford the loss? I would appreciate the person letting me know and offer a discount or throw in something free. Times are hard.

Skycarter (rep: 1.1k) posted Feb 16, 2013


i dislike the "posted" mistakes if that's what you are asking. it only takes a few minutes to call or "live chat with" customer service to verify a sale. Amazon mistakes should be ignored until 7am CST as the items always seem to be corrected by then. ;)

omegafemale (rep: 214k) posted Feb 18, 2013