Originally Posted by Hammy
For LurkingJayHawk: Automated e-mail (This is un-edited, I assure you!):
They did not honour it, but I didn't expect them to. As someone has already pointed out the website has a disclaimer against such mishaps. Even without the disclaimer you would not have much legal power to take matters further ...
Thanks for the information. My comment was simply directed at the fact that too many people make blanket statements that they were gouge by some company, and want to let everyone in the world know, even when they had no intention in the first place. Simply put, had the person come to this forum and posted information similar to what you did, it adds a great deal of merit, and is how it should be done. The way the initial post acted simply makes him look like a no good troll. In all honesty, I really didn't doubt what he said was true, but if he intends for the readers to make an educated decision on the topic with the information he gave, he is sadly mistaken.
I for one, have always been one to point out circumstances like this, because the rewards are usually great. I do it in a informational type of way, with no intention to hold them to the price. My favorite example is pricing of games and such a EB. I don't know how many times I've found a $50-60 game priced at like $10. My approach is to give it to the clerk and say "can you verify this, it looks wrong. I don't intend to hold you too ths price if it is wron, but if it is that price, I want it, plus you may want to change the prices on the other copies". More times than not you have to fight them off to not take it at that price, simply because they view it as a nice gesture on my part. I would say 50% of the time they will insist you take it at the lower price.
I did see this happen on AW site before. Specifically when the XPS came out, they had misleading prices on their site that were there for 4 days. This involved their screen being used in the configuration. I posted information on this forum at the time with examples.
Again though, since I've made a short story longer, I really didn't question it in my mind, but since his approach was wrong, I figured why not pull out the flamethrower and fire some warning blasts. Plus I did want to share the game story, because it happens with me about one in five times that I got to EB.