Dim-but-rich buyers targeted with million pound laptop
Hang on, it's only a Samsung...
Can this be the world's most expensive laptop?
Certainly anyone mad enough to cough up almost £1m for this Samsung Series 7 notebook will only get themselves a machine with a standard spec: 2.2GHz Core i7 CPU, 8GB of memory, 15.6in screen, AMD Radeon HD graphics and all the other stuff you'd expect to find on a mainstream laptop these days.
At least Amazon-hosted retailer PreisCompany - based in Klettbach, Germany and by run by one Matthias Nauber, according to Amazon's seller crib sheet - has the decency to include free delivery in that bonkers price.
PreisCompany has a second Series 7 up for grabs for the 'discount' price of £650,772.00, but the spec isn't as good as the more expensive, £937,915.75 model.
Decimal point cock-up? We reckon so.
Canny consumers will instead buy from Amazon itself. Shop around and the higher-spec machine can be yours for a penny under a grand. ®
Thanks to Dermot for the tip
Over at the MoD a figure hesitates before pressing the "Add to Basket" button.
There must be some mistake, he tells himself - it seems far too cheap.
another patent fight
Shirley Apple has "Dim-but-rich buyers" as it's customer base?
comma != full stop
In Europe the fractional separator is the comma, not the dot (decimal point, full stop, etc) that is used in English speaking areas.
Decimal point cock-up seems likely...
... as the price would then be £9379.15. Sounds about right for a midrange laptop.
Exactly that. In fact I think there's a whole formula system available to allow sellers to set pricing automatically, and sometimes a pair of badly written formula set up a race condition, ratcheting each other upwards. Excellent fun.