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Old 27-02-2012   #31
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Re: Must see! Dirrrrrrt Cheap BBQ!

Oh well that was nice of them they didn't have to do that . OMGWTFBBQ!

The power of social networking huh?
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Pity I don't live in Taiwan.

retailer cancels all the orders and sends out a courteous email to the shopper stating that a price mistake has been posted and that it will not be honored. Apparently that kind of tom foolery donít sit too well with the Taiwanese government

Dell Taiwan posted a NT$4,800 ($148 US) 19-inch LCD monitor for NT$500 ($15 US). 8 hour transpired before Dell could address the mistake and more than 26,000 people had ordered 140,000 of the monitors. Dell quickly sent out an email to all 26,000 customers stating that they would not honor the beyond basement bargain price and would provide a Ďreasonable discountí for those who would still like the 19-inch LCD monitor. As a result Taiwanís Consumer Protection Commission received over 471 complaints and ordered Dell to honor the price mistake otherwise they would seek legal action against the company. For the record thatís almost $21 million in merchandise sold for $2.1 million

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I wonder if companies are now doing this deliberately as a big publicity stunt
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The moral of the story is... If you find something like this don't tell the world via the Internet they my have honoured the odd order but 15,000 orders there is no way you're going to get your order
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15 or 15,000 makes not difference. If all it takes is an email to save them money you can bet your first weeks wages it will be an email you receive not a product.
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dell used to honor their mistakes in the uk, i got a dirt cheap pc ones for a mate, didnt think at the time to order more, when it came ebay was full of the same pc's where others had ordered loads,
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Amazon did something similar recently, because of their size they can happily offer gestures of goodwill and they processed the orders - but only for a quantity of 1 at the erroneous price (less than half).
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PC world online used to honour their mistakes too I benefitted on a couple of occasions once getting a £369 digital slr camera for £169 and on another occasion getting a twin Microsoft webcam pack for £5.98 instead of £59.98.

I don't think a site selling BBQs sees huge sales of these items at this time of year even 15 of these sold over a weekend is probably relatively high numbers for this product line.
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We all been entered into a free prize draw. Did anyone on here win?

A human error made on Friday afternoon resulted in almost 15,000 orders placed over a 24 hour period.

As a gesture of goodwill, a prize draw will be happening at 5pm today. Please come back later to see if you're the lucky winner.

Winners

Klaus Fries, Bayern

Nicola Moffat, West Yorkshire


http://www.gardenxl.com/prize-draw
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Klaus Fries, Bayern

Klaus Fries? Not if he didn't get his BBQ
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As Dave said above, this sounds very much like a publicity campaign. They'd have had to pay a lot more than the trade price of a couple of barbecues for all the publicity they've got.

They'll probably flog a few grand's worth of stuff to the people who'd never heard of them before this.

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