From: Barry Marks (barry_at_fbtc.net)
Date: Sun Apr 25 1999 - 13:56:21 EDT
They made a mistake. What is the big deal about
that? You'll make a mistake someday, too. :)
From: David Ross <ross_at_math.hawaii.edu>
To: Ray Bay <raybay_at_cia-g.com>
Cc: thinkpad <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: $313.95 !!!!!!!!! THINKPAD 560 P2-233
>As much as I hate to get involved in this thread,
I agree 100% with Ray. The ecommerce industry
wants to be self-regulating, but
>this kind of thing is common, and is too often
followed by some sort of weak excuse. I
personally think it is even more irritating
>online than in a print ad.
>Moreover, in the volatile world of computer
equipment - especially when looking for
closeouts - one often can't predict whether a
>price is real or not, and such ads can keep one
>from placing an order in a timely fashion from
>Some of the biggest, cheapest virtual stores
engage in a variety of nasty practices which
likely contribute to their competitive
>edge over other sources. I'm thinking in
particular of buycomp, but this might apply in the
current case as well.
>The company should make some sort of goodwill
gesture, e.g. some sort of discount on a future
purchase. A bit of pressure (BBB etc
>seems very appropriate to me) might make this
happen, as well as induce them to put a bit more
care in their online catalogue.
>- David R.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Ray Bay <raybay_at_cia-g.com>
>To: Barry Marks <barry_at_fbtc.net>
>Cc: <djmusic_at_inreach.com>; thinkpad
>Sent: Sunday, April 25, 1999 1:56 AM
>Subject: Re: $313.95 !!!!!!!!! THINKPAD 560
>> Normally I would agree with you, but this
outfit does this all the time.
>> They have such a history of typos and other
errors that it appears to be
>> more of a bait and swithch.
>> I don't agree that people should get an
outrageously low priced computer,
>> but something must be done to stop this. I
read in one of the business
>> magazines that they had more than $300,000 in
"errors" in March and April.
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