Wal-Mart blames price errors on technical glitch

Posted: November 6, 2013 at 1:05 p.m.

NEW YORK — Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true — even at Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said a "technical error" caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website earlier Wednesday morning.

The company said it's working to resolve the issue and that the site may have intermittent problems with availability until then.

"We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers," said Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Wal-Mart's online operations.

Earlier Wednesday, shoppers took to Twitter to cite ridiculously low prices like treadmills for $33.16 and Hewlett Packard LCD monitors for $8.85. Jariwala declined to comment on whether it would honor bargains that customers scooped up and said it was still working through the details.

How come the Republicans aren't raising grief about this computer glitch.


Posted by: rummy

November 6, 2013 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Glitches are OK when the captains of industry do it.

Posted by: Coralie

November 6, 2013 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

But they aren't when you die because you lose what you have and can't get what they promise. At that point you really won't care much about a retail glitch and getting your money back.

Posted by: jeffieboy

November 6, 2013 at 6:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

jeffie, jeffie, jeffie.


Posted by: rummy

November 7, 2013 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )