Tesco blunder prices 64GB 4G iPad at 50 quid
Buyers' orders spiked
Tesco tantalised online shoppers yesterday after a pricing error left punters thinking they'd snapped up Apple's latest iPad for just £50.
The Twitterscape was alight last night with braggers who thought they'd got the bargain of the century. The Tesco Direct website was offering advance orders for the new Apple iPad Wi-Fi 4G 64GB model at £49.99.
The slate should set you back £659.
The news spread like wildfire and with so many shoppers flooding the website, it even crashed at one point. Tesco soon spotted its error, though, correcting the price and suspending transactions.
"We always look to offer our customers unbeatable value but unfortunately this is an IT error that is now being corrected," a company spokesman told us.
Disappointed punters will now have to cough up the full price if they still want the dozens of tablets they ordered.
As for Tesco, there's no such thing as bad publicity, we suppose. Every little mistake helps. ®
What would you want one of their hands for?
the real trick would have been to get John Lewis to price match it before Tesco corrected their mistake
Re: Law on their side?
Not unless you were working for that shop pre 1961 when the case of Fisher v Bell stuck it into case law that prices in store are a mere invitation to treat, not an offer. No offer = no chance of acceptance = no contract to sell. Your boss should have read up on contract law.
Oh shut up and get a sense of humour you plonker!
You've got to ne a muppet to think you'd get one for £50.
And the law is on the side of Tescos.