Argos BT's badly, ups price of Sony TV to £3,299.99
Oops...Argos maybe better revisit things...
That story we wrote yesterday about Argos flogging television sets for a mere snip has taken two further twists, at least. (Story: Argos ****** on three quid TV net offer) One of our loyal readers, who bought two Sony tellies for £2.99 but Argos refused to deliver them, has just told us of an email he's had from the firm. Now the tellies will be sold to him for £3,299.99, each. He says he cannot afford it. Here is the text of the message from Argos customer service that our reader received: "£3, instead of the actual sale price of £299.99. Clearly, Argos had no intention to sell the TV at £3, and your order has not therefore been accepted. We apologise for the error and any inconvenience that may have been caused and can assure you that your card details have not been processed. If you still wish to purchase the TV at the current sale price of 3299.99, please place a new order on our website." UK TV service Teletext reported this morning that someone ordered 1,700 of the cheap TVs this morning. And other reports suggested other UK e-commerce sites had made similar boo-boos, which we will report tomorrow. Apologies to any of our Welsh readers who were offended by the original headline. Most of us here are of the Keltic persuasion, by and large... We do feel, however, that Argos should honour the bona fide orders made by our readers. ® Related stories So who's going to make a £3 TV options market? Argos £3 TV fiasco provokes test-case lawsuit Argos welshes on three quid TV Net 'offer'
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