Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by kronos, Sep 8, 2008.
wow, just wow! This is crazy!
52-Inch Sharp Aquos HDTV for $38.45 (Or Not Really)
Looks like it's been taken down. Massively shady anyway!
I caught the tail end of this over the weekend. I have no idea what to make of it really. It definitely is one of those "too good to be true" but people who did buy them said they got a confirmation email saying it would ship in a couple of weeks. Good luck to those who ordered.
Now does amazon have to honor the prices?
No - because it's being sold by a Marketplace seller, which is why it's so dodgy.
In all honesty I'm not sure what Amazon does in these circumstances if (or, should I say when) the TV doesn't turn up, since the purchase contract is not with Amazon directly but with the individual.
If you go to the last page of comments on giz, the people who placed orders are all getting cancellation emails on their items. This deal is/was a no go.
Obviously the people aren't going to get the TV
This was not by Amazon, but if Amazon itself makes a pricing error, they do not honor their prices.... Which IMO is complete bullshit. Ive ordered things from them which were not correctly priced, and Amazon will simply cancel the order. Its one of the reasons I wont order from them anymore.
Isn't that illegal?
Could be a ploy to get people to browse through the rest of his stuff for sale, he needed something to get peoples attention. maybe hell i dunno
The "fine print" probably included that shipping was $1500 or some crap and sales tax was 25%.
If that TV was that cheap I would find the money some way to get one but since it isn't from Amazon but one of their Marketplace sellers it isn't worth dealing with. I really liked it when I could go onto Amazon and buy Transformers and other stuff from them without having to go through the BS of overpriced sellers and trying to find an item actually sold by Amazon.
You may want to check the link again.
Shipping was $100 or so, but it doesn't matter. All orders were cancelled, none were honored.
I know, it's near impossible to save up that kind of money.
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