Sears was momentarily selling the iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi version for an unbelievable $69
posted by John V. / Jul 16, 2011, 4:18 PM
Without question, we’re curious to see if those lucky people will eventually get the product they ordered. Or will they simply be denied?
**Update** We've received information from buyers that Sears is canceling all orders and is in the process of issuing refunds to those customers who were charged. Of course, there are going to be a lot of upset people regarding this – with some already planning to take things to the next level with legal action. Do you think that Sears should still honor the price mistakes?
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I'm pretty sure there is a rule that they have to charge you the price as marked as. Same thing when going to the grocery store and finding something with a different price tag.
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 7:43 PM 3
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yup, if its order confirmed, its paid for. at that price, id break my anti-apple $$ rule and buy a few... of course, they would be on ebay the next day. nothin wrong with making a lil side $$ :)
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 9:29 PM 3
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its back up to.. 924 dollars.. holey crap! http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_1
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 9:31 PM 0
Negative, good sir. There are two states that are something like what you're claiming in that if money us actually charged and transfered, then it's considered a contract and must be honored. In all other instances mistakes are mistakes, and they can refuse to honor said mistake at their whim. Keep in mind that expecting them to lose more than 600 dollars on the item is insane in the extreme, and if you were in their position you WOULD NOT honor such a deal no matter how you may claim otherwise. But it's nice to see that people still feel entitled to things that they really shouldn't get.
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 6:38 PM 1
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lol hilarious ending to your comment but unfortunately that's been the American way (mindframe) since the beginning...are you from another country? Ppl have always felt entitled to everything they shouldn't get.
posted on Jul 17, 2011, 10:19 PM 0
Most states have laws against increasing a marked price during the transaction. My father actually caught a similar error on OfficeMax.com awhile back and they honored a brand new computer sale at like 1/3rd the cost. SEARS is gonna have to bite the bullet with this one. The programmer will probably get docked pay though for the error.
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 7:54 PM 2
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Apple is gonna give Sears a big spanking. o:
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 8:29 PM 0
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You're right they probably will try and sue even though the iPad isn't even worth $69.
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 9:28 PM 4
I ordered two- got confirmation numbers and email confirmations with delivery dates. Went back and tried to order more and they took the order, then sent an email saying the order had been cancelled (for the second order). I called Sears customer service and gave them my info on the first order and they confirmed it as valid and shipping next Monday-Tuesday. They told me those two would not be cancelled as they are in the process of shipping now. We will see....
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 8:33 PM 2
I purchased 4 of them in 3 seperate orders. So far they cancelled 2 of the orders (total of 3 iPad 2's) I spoke to 3 customer service reps, 2 of which stated that the iPad 2's will ship, and the third who said they were wrong and that the orders will be cancelled. Sad to say that this may be the case of Sears.com not honoring the price mistake, which they should have because they made two mistakes with the $69, and $179 iPad 2's. I'm going to look into the state laws to see if they have no choice but to sell them at that price.
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 9:29 PM 0
I bought 4 16 gigs and 3 32 gigs...... so far only the 32 gigs have been cancelled. I will be looking into a state law on the honoring of online transactions, especially for a site as big as SEARS. These things went very fast around the office and hopefully a billion dollar company like SEARS will let the sun shine on a small dogs ass for 1 time in their history. If i get the 16 gig ipads but not the 32 gigs then i will be happy and let it go, but i have a buddy who bought 40 32 gig ipads and he may not be so forgiving. I SMELL LAWSUITS!!!! We will see people. I will keep everyone posted.
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 9:56 PM 0
I also purchased on two separate orders. I ordered two 32GB's, and then a half our later decided it would be foolish not to buy more and placed an order for two more. So far my last order was cancelled but my first order is still showing that everything looks good. I will call tomorrow and find out the details from customer service....we shall see!!
posted on Jul 15, 2011, 11:47 PM 0
Sears terms of service says "Once your order is submitted to us, we cannot change or cancel an order until your merchandise is received by you." Maybe Ill get lucky
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 12:01 AM 0
I am in CA, and just got this email Dear Valued Customer: 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. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Sincerely, Sears Customer Care
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 12:08 AM 1
I bought 5, credit card charged, received confirmation email, as well as cancellation emails... I do believe Sears added on their pricing policy that they have the right to cancel online orders if there is a pricing error.... Our local news station will be doing a story on this first thing in the morning
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 12:10 AM 0
Big laughs in my office today. By my count, at least 30 were bought up by numerous people. One guy bought ten by himself. I have a feeling Sears is going to cancel all orders so that wouldn't surprise me. The fact the sale was up for nearly 30 minutes before someone realized their mistake is what surprised me. I hope they honor the sales, but I highly doubt it.
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 3:33 AM 0
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