Even the greatest of Photoshop wizards couldn’t pull that off.

That right above is a true ad from Best Buy sometime last week. Apparently, they listed a 52′ HDTV for just 10 bucks. Of course shipping was 70 bucks but who else in there right mind wouldn’t accept an $80 HDTV sold straight from Best Buy?

I slept through the ad of course and sure enough, the good folks in the blue & yellow Polos discovered their mistake and quickly cancelled everybody’s order. Meaning, all the folks who had caught the sale won’t get their HDTV’s unless they pay the real retail price of – $1,699.99.


Here’s how Best Buy responded:

“There was an online pricing error on a 52” Samsung television this morning. We have corrected the issue and apologize for the confusion this may have caused. We will not be honoring the incorrect price and again apologize for the mistake.”

Prices and availability of products and services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Best Buy reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Best Buy will issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the charge. Individual bank policies will dictate when this amount is credited to your account. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may return it in accordance with Best Buy’s Return Policy.

You may have won this round Best Buy, but if somebody else messes up this major with a hot commodity like a HDTV – believe me, I’m on it.

Too Good to be True: Best Buy Ad Lists HDTV at $9.99 [Houston Chronicle]