Amazon mistakenly lists Microsoft Surface Touch Cover on sale for only $19.99

Amazon mistakenly lists Microsoft Surface Touch Cover on sale for only $19.99
If you're the type that knows a bargain when you see one, hopefully you took advantage of a big boo boo made earlier on Friday by Amazon. The online retailer had a listing for the Microsoft Surface Touch Cover. This is the 3mm thick cover for Microsoft's new slate that also doubles as a touch sensitive QWERTY keyboard. Normally listed on sale for $119.99, Amazon had posted a price of $19.99 for the Touch Cover. The product was out of stock, but Amazon was still accepting orders for those who don't mind waiting for the retailer's inventory to be replenished. With the $19.99 price believed to be a typo, it is unclear whether or not Amazon will honor the orders placed at the lower price.

Amazon leaves out a digit with its pricing of the Touch Cover

Amazon leaves out a digit with its pricing of the Touch Cover

The Microsoft Surface does have a virtual QWERTY keyboard, but the Touch Cover and the Type Cover are both available as accessories. As we pointed out, the former is a cover with a touch sensitive QWERTY keyboard while the latter is a cover that doubles as a traditional QWERTY keyboard with raised keys. Both connect to the tablet with the use of a magnetic dock. Even though most people are used to the style of the keyboard on the Type Cover, many are saying that the typing experience is superior on the cheaper Touch Cover.

Later on Friday, Amazon took down the price of the listing, replacing it with a message that it would notify those who leave their email address when the cover is back in stock.

source: Amazon, MicrosoftNews via WMPoweruser

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14 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Anyone able to get it for 19.99 before the change?

2. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that's too many mistakes Amazon...

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Go home amazon, you're drunk.

13. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

They are not only dunk, but they are fisting the toilet drunk (Long story).

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I can anticipate Amazon next mistake... to advertise their Kindle Fire HD as a better option to the Mini...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I can point out your mistake: thinking the iPad Mini is better than the Kindle Fire HD. Have fun with that out dated processor.

7. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Since when are facts mistakes?

10. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Wait.. I got thumbs down for asking gallitoking how advertising the Kindle Fire HD as a better option to the Mini, which is a fact, is somehow a mistake? Papa Smurf practically said the same thing (posted at the same time). People just confuse themselves too much..

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The Ipad mini is inferior to th N7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD...

6. laheelahee

Posts: 213; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

Botjh connect to the tablet with the use of a magnetic dock. ?? lol

8. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

They will just cancel it. I have bought from them with the price mistakes many times and the next day Ive always got a cancellation email. If you are lucky the will give you a $20 credit along with the refund but Ive never been lucky to get one.

11. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

they are Amazon right... heheheh.

12. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Touch Cover should not be more than $19.99....

14. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

That's not right they should honor the orders, it was their mistake , people just may have thought it was an early Black Friday deal, lol

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