Wednesday, July 15, 2015

While You Were Sleeping, Best Buy Was Selling $200 Gift Cards for $15

TIME: For a few hours late Tuesday night, visitors to Best Buy’s website could buy a two hundred dollar gift card for fifteen dollars. If it was simply a technical problem — which seems likely — the company quickly fixed it, but not before a number of nocturnal opportunists took advantage of the apparent bargain.

Unsurprisingly, the concerned citizens of Reddit were the ones who brought the glitch to light. People who ordered a gift card said that the sale went through and that their banks were charged, though the company will likely—and understandably—reneg, citing a glitch.
“I am an employee of Best Buy, and we are very good at honoring our mistakes, however, mistakes this public with 1000s of people ordering something super discounted by mistake will most likely get canceled,” one Redditor wrote. “In the mean time, I went ahead and ordered 2, but chances are, we’re all getting a refund.”

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