Sears.com has made a few big flubs in pricing. Last week it accidentally priced the iPad 2 at $69 instead of $675.
They also seem to have mispriced a 40-inch flat screen TV by $800.
On July 8, Nick Stevens purchased what he thought was one heck of a deal: a Haier HL40XP1 40-inch 1080p LCD HDTV for $87.98.
Yesterday he received an email from Sears.com saying the item was “no longer in stock.”
But it seems his $87 was really refunded because Sears missed a “7” in the pricing. Today, the same item is retailing for $790 more than initially advertised: $877.98.
Stevens says he knows of at least 10 other people who fell for the same false advertisement.
This isn’t the first time the retailer has fat fingered a price. Back in January, hundreds of snowblower buyers were enraged when a pricing error left them out cold.
Here’s the cancellation email Stevens received from Sears:
And here’s the same product with the correct price on Sears.com today: