Wal-Mart blames price errors on technical glitch
Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true — even at Wal-Mart.
It turns out, they're not.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said a “technical error” caused certain products to be priced absurdly low or high on its website Wednesday morning.
The company said it's working to resolve the issue and that the site may have intermittent problems with availability until then. “We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers,” said Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Wal-Mart's online operations.
Jariwala declined to comment on whether the retailer would honor bargains that customers scooped up and said it was working through the details.
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