Get your credit cards ready because the ‘Best Buy’ online has just exploded on the scene. Sometime early this morning, consumers were shocked to see a Samsung 52″ LCD TV LN52A650 on sale for a ridiculous $9.99. While it is obvious that this is a pricing error on the part of Best Buy, one can only hope and dream that Best Buy lets Christmas come early.
For anyone wondering about Best Buy’s Pricing Error policy it is here as follows:
Under the Conditions of Use:
Errors on site
Prices and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Best Buy reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Best Buy will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge. Individual bank policies will dictate when this amount is credited to your account. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return it in accordance with Best Buy’s Return Policy
Aside from the $9.99 ‘believe or not’ price, California residents will have to pay a $25.00 recycling fee per unit and everyone will have to pay a $70.00 flat shipping charge. For mere $79 you can own this $1,500.00+ unit.
Updates to follow.
8/12/2009 — 7:33 AM PST
Since this post was last writing about 4 hours ago, Best Buy has since removed the product from its searches. Luckily the link in this post still works. I have tried it up until the point where I have to enter my credit card information and it seems to still work. Many sources have told me that the product is unsearchable, but nothing about not being able to checkout. So far, it appears that this is the only link that is working.
Here is the working link again: Samsung 52″ LCD TV LN52A650
Tip: Order low quantities (example: 1-3). It seems that from one of the comments that they will honor low quantity orders. Sorry to those that ordered 30.
8/12/2009 – 7:49 AM PST
Best Buy has just updated the product link and it now shows the price at $1,699.99. Sorry everyone, Christmas is over. Now it’s the waiting game to see what happens to the people that did order the product at $9.99.
Would be great to get some updates from Best Buy!
8/12/2009 7:51 AM PST
Just got a Tweet from Best Buy Rep, @Jacob_BBY
@Joseph_Yi Unfortunately all orders for that price will be canceled and refunded regardless of quantity.
I’m sure that people will still want to hear from Best Buy themselves, but perhaps this is an indication of what’s to come.
8/12/2009 11:14 AM PST
Email from Best Buy:
There was a pricing error on the Samsung 52″ LCD HDTV; as a result, your order will be cancelled and you will not be charged for this item
It was fun while it lasted.