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An iPad 2 For $69, Or A Huge Blunder?

The Sears Department store chain is facing the tide after it erroneously updated an iPad2, priced at $69 only! It seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime deal since the original price of iPad2 used to be around $500. This slip-up engrossed massive traffic and definitely sounded like a hallucination to the customers when they found that out on sears.com.

Everybody was on the run to get, perhaps, their life’s best-ever deal and then their dreams shattered when in response to their receiving e-mail confirmation, they got a notification plainly affirming that their order was canceled.

A go-between (GSM On Sale) company that has a contract with Sears to promote its prices (when they are on a special offer) and some IT guy over there had a bit of a face-palm moment.

The item’s has been taken down now and Sears made an apology for the mishap by saying, “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 been caused and we appreciate your feedback.”

Every online vendor has a print that lets them to back out their contract to carry out an order if there’s a typographical error or for any other reason, however now the customers are left with $70-plus charges on their credit cards and have no printouts to show for it.

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