Walmart Website Price Error was a Glitch, Orders Cancelled and Refunded

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Walmart Price Glitch

Walmart had a big website glitch that lead to Treadmills priced at $33 and even Computer monitors for a low price of $9.

Many shoppers took to Twitter to shout about the ridiculously low prices at Walmart. Just when you think maybe your Christmas shopping could be that much easier and cheaper, it’s not.

Wal-Mart sent a press release stating, “We experienced a technical error that caused some items to show incorrect pricing. We are working quickly to correct the error and during this time, there may be intermittent site availability. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers.”

When ABC News asked if Walmart is obligated to fulfill a completed credit card transaction, a spokesman for the retailer pointed to its terms of use, which states: “We reserve the right to refuse or cancel an order for any reason including limitations on quantities available for purchase, inaccuracies, or errors in product or pricing information, or problems identified by our credit and fraud avoidance department.”

The company said it is notifying customers who ordered items extremely low priced items saying that their orders were canceled and they will be given a refund.

Walmart will also be sending those customers a $10 e-gift card for Walmart stores and Walmart.com within five business days for the mistake.

During this holiday shopping season, Wal-Mart has doubled the number of items it has on its website from last year to 5 million.

That’s not even the slightest that went wrong with the Walmart corporation on Wednesday. A group of Walmart workers went on strike in Southern California in the first set of protests leading up to Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

These protests are the latest in a series of worker actions this year which aim for attention to what workers say are their low wages, unpredictable hours and management retaliation.

Walmart has been having a rough time. Just two weeks ago, Walmart stores in Louisiana experienced an error in the food stamps EBT system caused account limits to temporarily disappear, leading customers to load up shopping carts with hundreds of dollars worth of items.

Walmart says website pricing error was tech glitch, not hack

Walmart said it has resolved a computer glitch that caused an online shopping frenzy Wednesday after big-ticket items were priced extremely low.

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