Walmart on Wednesday morning was offering a sale of a lifetime on its website, Walmart.com.
Only problem: it appears it was not a real sale.
Shoppers across the country reported finding incredible deals, when they browsed the site. Many people thought it was an early Black Friday sale, but when they tried to purchase the item the site locked up and would not allow them to buy it.
Among the deals that we found, and that others are reporting:
-Fisher Price Battery Powered Ride-On John Deere Tractors: $29 (Normally $239)
-Flat screen computer monitors: $8.85 (Normally $185)
-Microsoft XBox 360 Console: $18 (Normally $299)
-Thomas and Friends toy train table: $7.74 (Normally $199)
Walmart as of 11:30 am Wednesday had not yet commented. But Twitter and bloggers were afire with news of the incredible prices, and the difficulty getting them.
The number of items re-priced, and the fact that all the prices were so low, appears to indicate hacking, though it could also be the result of a computer glitch.
But will they honor it?
While United Airlines recently honored some $10 tickets offered by mistake on its site, a retailer does not have to honor an error, especially if it is the result of hacking.
We are awaiting a comment from Walmart. In the meantime, if you find some of these amazing prices, be aware the website and the physical stores are not honoring them.
As always, don't waste your money.