An interesting slew of price glitches have hit Wal-Mart. The world's largest retailer has pre-orders for two upcoming PS3 games for half their expect MSRP:
Haze for $30
Singstar for $30
Just got 2 games for the price of one.
They'll just cancel your order once the price mistake is found, the games aren't even out yet, they have plenty of time to find it.
Also, it looks like you're just buying a $30 preorder, similar to what Best Buy does for $5.
Mercenaries 2 for PS3!! $39.82!!
Dark Sector for 360!! $19.82!!
The Club for 360!! $39.82!!
DMC 4 for 360!! $38.82!!
Condemned 2 for 360!! $19.82!!
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for 360!! $29.82!!
Burnout Paradise for 360!! $39.82!!
Doubt I'll get Haze, and Mercs 2 at those prices but I went ahead and ordered them. ;) also went ahead and ordered Dark Sector...
I put in an order for Brawl. paid with 1 day shipping: 32 dollars.
Got an email confirmation. Walmart better acknowledge it or i'm going to kick their butts.
They have to honor it, if it's listed wrong then it's their problem. I just ordered both and can't belive I'm getting them both so cheap.
Whatever you'll do nothing.
You guys must be new to internet hot deals. Retailers hardly ever honor price mistakes (esp. if it hits the net so they catch it before it goes out because of a huge onslaught of orders). Their site normally disclaims price mistakes.
Yeah. I printed out both statements so just for a record. [Btw. I now ordered Sing Star] Going to get Eye of Judgment from Best Buy with my $30 coupon. :D
I just preordered Haze and printed it out now :D So i also got it half price and yes once its listed by law they have to charge that price once your preorder it.
And i just order singstar aswell since it was like 2 for the price of one lol... would be nice if they had that needle pen with Haze lol
Now they just need to list LBP, MGS4, KZ2, GoW3, FFXIII, Burnout, and all the other games for this. I would go crazy on my CCard in a heart beat. Someone is going to get in trouble for this.
It's just too bad that 8 people approved this, and 5 people have comments like "Yes, I'm getting Haze for only $30."
what are you talking about?
i doubt Wal-Mart is gonna honour this, pobably ull still get your pre-order just have to pay the 20 dollars up front
How do you figure? I have a $33.00 confirmation being shipped to my house. Is the mailman going to charge me the balance?
Nope they have to honor, they can't put a price of an item and then not sale it for that price, after a purchase. I picked up a movie that was at $5 but when I got to the checkout it was $20. I told them it was mislabled then but since it was they had to honor the price listed.
just got it.....i guess they are slashing prices.
And Walmart will be either furious, or they will screw consumers by not honing their sales contracts. But hey, the more you point it out, the faster this "offer" will cease to exist.
i ordered folkore or was it lair for like half price but they just cancelled the orders. hopefully it won't happen to you guys. (there was also an article on n4g for teh amazon uk one).
Be here 3 days after release
Thats all it is, ever think of buying your games at Wal-Mart before?
neither have i....i go to my local eb games or other game store...
what happens when you make a "mistake" like this? people start ordering
from wal-mart, more than usual = this is a good publicity stunt.
Watch when they dont honor it, some people will cancel their orders,
others wont = Bam, extra sales + publicity.
PS. if they DO honor it though (which i hope for all gamers out there)
ill be surprised.
Smash Brothers is listed for 20 bucks but when u put it in the cart it is regular price. I highly doubt they will honor this deal. Amazon never does when this type of stuff happens.
mine was $34 after I checked out so it's sold to me at that price.
im getting haze for sure but was on the fence about singstar but now ill be getting both, if they dont honor it then ill just cancel and wait
They have deals like this on their Wii and 360 games as well..
yeah burnout paradice for the 360 is $34 and on the ps3 it's $59. Wonder why?
PS3 IS KING
they fixed the price! Lets see how long before everyone gets another email about cancellation :O
what i wrote up there...marketing thats all it is...suddenly after this article they get ALL KINDS of ordering they would have never gotten, then you fix your price , say sorry...and BAM you get some extra sales...from people that wont bother cancelling orders etc...
I better get it for $34 thats with shipping...
I would soooo order Smash Brothers at that listed price but like I said the cart lists it at regular price :(
check this link it still lists it at the reduced price:
Smash brothers was $20. I dont think they will honor them because its preorder if you went into the store and the price was listed wrong them they would honor it. I got two bluray movies for the dvd price because the price sticker was printed wrong and thats only after they walked back and checked it.
... looks like a good deal, but I don't think it includes the mics. It states shipping weight as 0.3 lbs which is the standard weight of just a game. Seeing as the singstars for ps2 go for $30 standalone it doesn't seem like a "great" deal.
but if you have rockband then your mic will work just fine i think
All these games are now "product no longer found". Glad i got mine. Love N4G!
Yep I am glad I got Haze. Rock n Roll baby ohhhhhhhh yeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhh
Too late, damn. They took it and other games off their site. Sux!!
I got Condemned 2 for 360 for $19 (x3), Turok for 360 for $29 (x2), and Haze for PS3 for $29 (x2). The pages for all of these games have been flat out taken down now, though. Hope they honor it, it'd be crap if they didn't.
I just tried to preorder Haze.
Everytime I click on the Haze link or the Preorder link it says "Product Not Found!"
Amazon did the same thing with Rainbow Six Vegas for the PS3 by making it $40 prior to release. Eventually, they emailed people telling them they made a mistake and they would have to pay $60 for it.
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errrr. I waited too long ahh.
Considering how quickly they've pulled the game's pages, I doubt they'll honor the price. Obviously a mistake, and they always make sure there's a way out of such problems for them.
Ah well just got the email we all hoped would never come. Money was put back on my card and I guess I'm getting haze from somewhere else.... you almost made a sale Wal-mart.
i just got my order cancellation as well.
Canceled.. Damn it walmart.
Mine was canceled so I wrote an email to their CS and filed a report with the BBB. This wasn't a quick fix, it was up for hours.
well $10 off a game is still not bad I guess.
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