Bryce Wilson of RipTen; "Ever wanted to buy a Playstation 3 yet you don’t have the asking price? Well Amazon seems to have slipped up and due to their error you can now purchase your very own brand new PS3 for a mindblowing $40."
Somebody is going to lose their job over this!
This deal will not be honored
so ppl ordering this are really getting shipped a sharpshooter instead of a PS3?
Well actually... After posting I went and checked this out. And sure enough Amazon had a PS3 listed for 39.99 right there at #1 on the bestseller list It was the old fat model (didn't even say what HDD size) and was being sold through Target.com but was listed as Sold Out. Got me thinking... if Target did have some old models in some dark unused corner of a warehouse that were misplaced by mistake and just found them they probably did sell them at that price on purpose if you think about it. They haven't sold fat models in God knows when
Normally they just cancel the orders and send out an I'm sorry for your inconvenience email.
Just goes to show what a drop to $200 will do. Obviously it won't campare to this frenzy, but it'll be similar.
The deal will be honored...but not for a PS3. Look at the description below the main picture. It is clearly the Sharpshooter. That's what these people are going to get. Then they will have to deal with the return. As angry as they want to get there will be nothing they can do other than return the Sharpshooter and scream at a manager.
LOL, someone made an oopsies.
amazon lists ps3 in description for 40 unless they want a law suit lol i think it will be.
They don't have to honor that, nor will they.
If people are lucky, Target will have no choice but to send them a PS3 for $40 like they promised.
One guy apparently already got 2 PS3s at this price by getting overnight shipping.
It's funny how they can price something for $40 and don't have to honor it, but if after I got something from them and didn't pay the full price I would be in trouble. =/
The deal should be honored, if though it was a mistake. Otherwise, it's false advertising. Damn, if PS3's were selling at $40 all the time, I'm pretty sure Sony'd sell like 20 million a year. haha Anyway, back to reality, I do hope Sony reveals a price drop sometime this year, even if it's just a $50 drop, but a $100 drop would be even better.
It should be, but at the same time, can they?
it won't be. during black friday target listed the entire lord of the rings blu rays as ten dollars for all three. it was supposed to be for each. many people purchased them and target said they weren't going to honor them like the jackasses they are. datavision on their website accidentally listed the rock band 3 game and keyboard bundle for $70. It was supposed to be just the game. I bought it and they having realized their mistake still honored the deal. but i don't expect target to follow through on this.
If you read the fine print on most websites it says they will not honor any typo's or mistakes on the web site.
@blumatt This is not considered false advertising, at least in the United States, and mistakes are protected from Bait and Switch laws.
If you read the terms of service for Amazon, it says they won't honor mispriced orders.
Target may not be nice, but Amazon is. If its messed up then Amazon will give you something for the mis typed message and give Target a nice little fee for bad business on their site. Hopefully they will just remove them as a retailer.
Thing is, in the UK, if you walk into a store to find something with THAT price on it you're pretty much getting it for that price if you stick to your guns mistake or no mistake. IDK about online retailers but did think they were trying to bring them into line with retail. Target being a US entity, though, I really have no clue if they'll do the honest thing and pay up with PS3!
Ordered one from Amazon and one from Target. Will be interesting to see if I get what I paid for. One recept reads PS3 and the other reads "Grip" for some shit... 15$ shipping makes no sense though. Amazon's site seems to be acting like this is legit, however, as it has not changed, the trade in-value is 22 dollars, and the list price clearly states the discount. Would be cool to grab one of these bad boys
Lookey here at my psot, I have confirmation. http://n4g.com/news/681616/...
this is another Amazon FAIL this week.
was that really a SLIP-UP?? or intentional 40gb ps3 40.00
Me rikey cheap Playstation 3's.
Read the reddit thread about this. It's NOT for a PS3, it was a listing error. http://www.reddit.com/r/gam...
Yah the description and weight clearly indicate it's the sharpshooter - I order one and my receipt says PS3 console!! WOOOOO /crosses fingers
On the receipt, it's listed as a PS3 console, and $15 shipping...
This was impossible from the get-go. While everyone might have been crapping their pants over a $40 PlayStation 3. Let's look at this from a somewhat logical standpoint. The 60GB--which was advertised--has been discontinued for quite sometime. Therefore it's close to impossible from them to get these in-stock even if they wanted to. Also, an error like this is rare, but it's known to happen in the world of retail. If you read this http://awurl.com/qoQa84HWN#... you'll see that Target covers their tracks in the event something like this happens. Sorry to everyone who thought they were getting a $40 PlayStation 3, but it doesn't look like that will happen.
Ill take 5 and resell them on ebay for $200 each = profit.
$200? you know 60gb's go for around $500 new? i think even more.
yeah, an unused 60gb could be worth more than they were at launch time... just looked one up on ebay that is over $650 with 24hours left.
Are they honoring it or not?
Let's hope so
Just read this ( http://awurl.com/qoQa84HWN#... they don't have to honor it at all. They've got a situation like this covered. More than likely everyone will just get an email saying their orders have been canceled.
Damn, lots of people are gonna be pissed if they find out they have paid for something they didn't want
I just got my PS3 in the mail. Hell Yeah!!!
I understand if you guys don't believe me but how could you disagree with the statement above?
Disagree troll is lurking. Didn't think it was possible to disagree with a question.
why are you talking to yourself?
You joined N4G in 2006 and you're STILL one of those people that calls out phantom disagrees? Come on man. you should understand how this site works by now.
I'm here for the lulz
I've been browsing multiple forums and this is everywhere. One guy even called target customer service and was going back and forth with them on honoring the PS3. He said one guy hung up in his face lol
I'm not going to cancel just yet. Surely they won't be shipping and charging me for a controller when my order history says a ps3. Not that I'm expecting this order to successfully nab me a $40 ps3, lmao.
I ordered it for giggles. If I'm sent a sharpshooter, I'll just return it.
i want a $40 dollar ps3 ! :(
This old ps3 models are for the hackers to use. That's some evil Sony scheme. I think Sony is going to halt any sales of the newer models.
i ordered one just in case they are going to honor it
Haha, I'm surprised this is on N4G. I put my order in a couple hours ago. :D
I';ll take 40!!!!
They caused an internet riot.
Rofl look at the listing price below Target. http://www.amazon.com/gp/of... WTF $5,000?
He does have a 96% positive rating. Perhaps it's a magic PS3.
I went through the purchase process on Target's site and when I got to the final page it turned out I was buying: PlayStation 3 Move Advanced Shooter Grip (PlayStation 3) Usually ships in 2 to 4 weeks Up until the final click though, it looked liked I was buying a 60 Gig PS3. People are gonna be surprised when they get the "not a PS3".
thanks for giving it away
its not a ps3 folks god, remember the whole fiasco with tvs for 50 bucks at best buy, yup thats right they just refunded your money
Qty. Item Price 2 PlayStation 3 Move Advanced Shooter Grip (PlayStation 3)Console; $39.99 Subtotal of Items: $79.98 Shipping & Handling: $9.21 ----------- Total before tax: $89.19 Estimated Tax: $4.48 ----------- Total for this Order: $93.67 It states that on your email your still responsible for THIS product. (Order cancelled)
Greetings from Target.com Your order has been cancelled. For your reference, here is a summary of your order: You just cancelled order #X02-XXXXX7-0CXX211 placed on Jan 16, 2011. Status: CANCELLED _____________________________ ______________________________ _ _________ 2 of PlayStation 3 Computer Entertainment System with 60GB Hard Drive _____________________________ ______________________________ _ _________ Because you only pay for items when we ship them to you, you won't be charged for any items that you cancel. Thanks for shopping at Target.com. So wtf
you will cry when we all get ps3's ;)
Order through amazon. Its listed under PS3 consoles, has a PS3 console description, and stays as PS3 Console when added to the cart and on the receipt. They cant say otherwise at all.
I orderd from Amazon. Hope they honor it. :)
idiots who ordered one. I hope you guys get a sharpshooter and have to pay shipping to return that shit. Trying to screw these companies of their money, you should be punished
you have never shopped on cyber monday
They are multi billion dollar corporations. Most of use are middle income people who like a deal when they see one. Well its not a deal its just screw up on their end. LOL you never like to live on the bad side from time to time? What a bore you are.
I got in on the "fiasco" a couple hours ago through Amazon. Target clearly says it's for a shooter grip at checkout. Amazon does not. I'm Just waiting for that Free Gift card for my inconvenience :)
and apparently YOU CANT READ. Amazon wont offer this deal because of errors or typos. so you wont get nothing
Apparently YOU CANT READ. Where did I say AMAZON BETTER OFFER THIS DEAL? I didn't. Amazon DOES however make up for mistakes in their listings. Which is good with me.
You obviously dont buy off Amazon often lol. Amazon also listed the wrong Uncharted for their bundle, and ended up giving that versiou out anyways. They also wrongfully listed games before and gave credit and other things for the mishap.