Dell Accidentally Sold Some Laptops for $33

Thanks to a glitch on its Mexican website
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Dell Accidentally Sold Some Laptops for $33
Dell accidentally sold its laptops for $33.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Black Friday came early to Mexico, where at least one lucky person just got a brand new Dell laptop for more than $2,400 off, Mexico Daily News reports. A glitch on Dell's Mexican website caused only the shipping cost—$33—to be listed for three laptop models that normally retail for around $2,500. Customers, obviously, jumped at the deal, the BBC reports. But Dell, realizing the mistake, cancelled and refunded the orders. Unfortunately for Dell, one customer wasn't going to let his discount laptop go that easily. He notified Mexico's federal consumer protection agency, which ruled that Dell has to provide the laptops for the listed $33 price to anyone who ordered them before the error was corrected. It's unclear how many $33 laptops were sold. (More Dell stories.)

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