dead: NUCLEAR FUSION HOT->Dell E1909w 19" LCD - $15

sao123

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yes, i know this is OT, not hot dealz
Damn Taiwanese...

Dell accidentally sells 140,000 monitors for $15 a pop
AndTaiwan demands they stay sold

By Austin Modine ? Get more from this author

Posted in Hardware, 1st July 2009 17:43 GMT

Taiwan consumer regulators have ordered Dell to honor an online pricing error that offered 19-inch LCD monitors for only NT$500 (US$15, £9).

News of the supposed bargain spread quickly over the internet when it was posted June 25 at 11pm. Within the eight hours before it was removed, more than 26,000 customers placed orders for nearly 140,000 monitors, according to Taiwan's Consumer Protection Commission.

The agency said in a statement (in Chinese) it received 471 complaints after Dell corrected the listing to the intended price of NT$4,800 (US$148, £90).

Dell has been ordered to make good on the erroneous price for customers who placed an order on one monitor and offer diminishing discounts on additional monitors ordered.

According to the statement, if Dell doesn't follow the directive, Taipei will consider it a violation of the country's fair trade laws and seek legal recourse.

Dell has issued a statement on the matter apologizing and claiming it will compensate the buyers for the mistake. ®


why doesnt this shiz ever happen here?? DAMN YOU MICHEAL DELL!!!


oh and... SOME ONE IS GETTIN FIR-RED TODAY!!!!!
 

Freshgeardude

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Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit
 

RichUK

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Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.
 

arkcom

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Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

If you're reselling it, what difference does it make? :confused:
 

TridenT

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Um, so apparent in Dell's TOS in Taiwan they aren't allowed to say, "At any time we can cancel your order and/or not fulfill it."

Because... this shit happens all the time on Dell in the US. There was a deal for like 6TB NAS for like $150 when it retails for like $1200... Yeah, my order was canceled. "Due to a pricing error we were not able to fulfill your order."
 

RichUK

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Originally posted by: arkcom
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

If you're reselling it, what difference does it make? :confused:

I?d assume it?s a lot easier to shift a widescreen monitor compared to a normal 4:3.

If you bought a shit load of shit monitors, you?re just going to have them sitting around for ages taking up space.
 

SunSamurai

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Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.



You're a flipping moron.
 

Lean L

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for such a large company dell sure has a lot of pricing mistakes.. It's on purpose.
 

Locut0s

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Wonder what's it like to be the data entry guy who made that crewup.

"JOHNSON!!!!!!! GET IN HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!!!"

"Ummm.... Y.y.yes m.m.mister White??"
 

HopJokey

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Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: arkcom
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

If you're reselling it, what difference does it make? :confused:

I?d assume it?s a lot easier to shift a widescreen monitor compared to a normal 4:3.

If you bought a shit load of shit monitors, you?re just going to have them sitting around for ages taking up space.

At $15 a pop you could easily move those puppies at $75 a unit and make a nice profit.
 

Locut0s

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Originally posted by: MrDudeMan
That's ridiculous. Dell shouldn't have to honor that imo.

Well most states and countries have customer service laws forcing companies to honour such pricing mistakes for individual customers.
 

GrantMeThePower

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That is horrendous if they make the sell the monitors for $15. Obviously they have to refund the customers, but I see Dell going to court for that. It would cost them less than 18 million.
 

RichUK

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Originally posted by: HopJokey
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: arkcom
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

If you're reselling it, what difference does it make? :confused:

I?d assume it?s a lot easier to shift a widescreen monitor compared to a normal 4:3.

If you bought a shit load of shit monitors, you?re just going to have them sitting around for ages taking up space.

At $15 a pop you could easily move those puppies at $75 a unit and make a nice profit.

Suppose, I just thought most monitors being sold nowadays were of a widescreen variant.

The only place I?d imagine these types of monitors being used is in an office environment.

My line of thought was simply that it?d be hard to shift these monitors, but perhaps not.

Hmm, seems I?m a little out of touch. Just checked ebay and it seems there are quite a few 19 Inch Dell monitors up for sale around the £80 mark.
 

SunSamurai

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Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: HopJokey
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: arkcom
Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

If you're reselling it, what difference does it make? :confused:

I?d assume it?s a lot easier to shift a widescreen monitor compared to a normal 4:3.

If you bought a shit load of shit monitors, you?re just going to have them sitting around for ages taking up space.

At $15 a pop you could easily move those puppies at $75 a unit and make a nice profit.

Suppose, I just thought most monitors being sold nowadays were of a widescreen variant.

The only place I?d imagine these types of monitors being used is in an office environment.

My line of thought was simply that it?d be hard to shift these monitors, but perhaps not.

Hmm, seems I?m a little out of touch. Just checked ebay and it seems there are quite a few 19 Inch Dell monitors up for sale around the £80 mark.

It seems more like you're out of touch with business, and sanity in general. If I saw that deal I'd spend as much as I had to get as many as I could and sell them for cheap. People would buy them faster than I could get them out to ship. They put them in the garage, or the kitchen. They use them as a second or third monitor. Hell they could be some business that wants a load of cheap LCD for the office. People building cheap systems for their parents etc etc. Just because WIDESCREEN LOL is popular doesn't mean no one would buy otherwise.
 

sao123

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Originally posted by: RichUK
Originally posted by: freshgeardude
Originally posted by: RichUK
It's still a shit monitor.

I wouldn't even bother for £9.

bull crap, because you could buy like 10 for 15 dollars each, sell for 120 each. mucho profit

But that means you would have to go to the trouble of storing them then selling them.

Too much effort.

It?d be different if they were widescreens.

moron... they ARE widescreens.