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    I had this on my Amazon Wishlist. I was browsing the list 15 minutes ago and went through the quickest mouse clicks to purchase an item online ever in my life.

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    I assume this was a mistake but I am hoping they will honor it.
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    My experience is that Amazon honors their prices even in the case of horrendous mistakes. I would assume they hold third-party sellers to the same standard!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    My experience is that Amazon honors their prices even in the case of horrendous mistakes. I would assume they hold third-party sellers to the same standard!
    I hope so! The next cheapest one was listed at CDN$104.99 for this box. It had to be a mistake.....even for used.

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    They aren't at all bound to honor pricing errors. In fact, there are laws that prohibit selling merchandise for below cost. You can find very good prices on this set now... well under $2 a disk. It's well worth it. You should get it even if they back out of that price.

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    There is no law (in the US anyway) prohibiting selling below cost ("dumping" of import goods is a special case). Nor are sellers bound to honor errors in pricing. But Amazon US has a price guarantee: Whatever the listed price when you order a CD, you are guaranteed that price even if the price goes up.

    A lot of us took advantage of that when the Brilliant 85-CD box of the complete Beethoven works was offered in advance of issue at $30. Although the error was found and the price increased to over $100, we got ours shipped at $30.

    Another time, though, I ordered a box at a too-good-to-be-true price from a 3rd party, and received an e-mail that the item was no longer available, sorry.
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    As long as the packaging etc isn't missing (I've noticed that some sellers sell the discs only) then it looks like a great deal - well done!

    I have plunged for pinch-me-I-must-be-dreaming bargains from the Amazon marketplace in the past and have had a couple of similar experiences as KenOC where the seller realises they's made a pricing error and, to save further embarrassment, withdraws it from sale under the pretext that it's 'unavailable' or the 'wrong item' was listed. No doubt that after a discreet interval the product magically reappears for sale but at at a much inflated price.
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    I think your wish / hope, whether motivated by being on a starving student budget or by being a most wishful piker, is very naive.

    Written or verbal, misquotes via misprints, etc. which are wildly outside the realms of general common sense cannot be enforced, because they are so readily recognized as beyond any reasoning, it is accepted those quotes were in error. -- Otherwise, "Hey, I'd buy that for a dollar." would exist all over the place :-)

    Garage / boot sale? Sure, go for it. Amazon 'printed ad?' (and clearly an error...) simply naive to hope to believe it.

    No, I so doubt they will 'honor' such a misprint, so... dream on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    I think your wish / hope, whether motivated by being on a starving student budget or by being a most wishful piker, is very naive.

    Written or verbal, misquotes via misprints, etc. which are wildly outside the realms of general common sense cannot be enforced, because they are so readily recognized as beyond any reasoning, it is accepted those quotes were in error. -- Otherwise, "Hey, I'd buy that for a dollar." would exist all over the place :-)

    Garage / boot sale? Sure, go for it. Amazon 'printed ad?' (and clearly an error...) simply naive to hope to believe it.

    No, I so doubt they will 'honor' such a misprint, so... dream on.
    I am not sure how I should feel about this. You seem to imply that there is something wrong with me trying to purchase something that I want at the lowest price possible. Barring any special reason, I would think most people would try and find deals to acquire things all the time.

    I am aware that this could fully be a mistake, no question. The resellers have so many options/reasons to not ship me this item. I was merely posting it as a fun thing for people to see and just a few laughs from it.

    I will update everyone on if they ship to me or not. If they don't, I won't cry over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post
    I am not sure how I should feel about this. You seem to imply that there is something wrong with me trying to purchase something that I want at the lowest price possible. Barring any special reason, I would think most people would try and find deals to acquire things all the time.

    I am aware that this could fully be a mistake, no question. The resellers have so many options/reasons to not ship me this item. I was merely posting it as a fun thing for people to see and just a few laughs from it.

    I will update everyone on if they ship to me or not. If they don't, I won't cry over it.
    Hey, I would buy that for a dollar. I was just having a bit of a go at those who are ready to leap on an obvious misprint and hope to take advantage of a seller who had made a very human typo. Shipping has got to be close to $15, I'm guessing -- so anyone hoping to follow through and get that for the listed price is happy to have the seller lose in order that the buyer can gain. Hey, seller's fault, no reason to cry for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    Hey, I would buy that for a dollar. I was just having a bit of a go at those who are ready to leap on an obvious misprint and hope to take advantage of a seller who had made a very human typo. Shipping has got to be close to $15, I'm guessing -- so anyone hoping to follow through and get that for the listed price is happy to have the seller lose in order that the buyer can gain. Hey, seller's fault, no reason to cry for them.
    As an aside, I occasionally read about sports betting services accidentally taking bets on games that have already been played. So far as I can tell, it doesn't take too many bets within a short time on the same improbable outcome before they catch the error. At least in the cases I've heard, the businesses honored all bets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    But Amazon US has a price guarantee: Whatever the listed price when you order a CD, you are guaranteed that price even if the price goes up.
    That is only on pre-orders, I'm afraid. It wouldn't apply here.

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    Update:

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    Maybe I am getting this in the mail instead:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post
    Update:

    Maybe I am getting this in the mail instead...
    That is my experience with third party deals - so far I have received the wrong thing a few times, but never had a problem with returns in these cases either. Good luck and do keep us informed upon delivery!

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    If you do actually receive the huge boxed set, then that's one heck of a deal! I have it--contains some truly mind-blowing piano playing. The sound isn't always great, but it's never less than listenable. The live DVD from Carnegie Hall would alone be worth what you paid for the set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    A lot of us took advantage of that when the Brilliant 85-CD box of the complete Beethoven works was offered in advance of issue at $30. Although the error was found and the price increased to over $100, we got ours shipped at $30.
    That was back in 2011. I still have 11 CDs to listen to, from that box. Lieder and Scottish/Welsh/etc. folksongs.

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