Amazon Cancels $40 PS3 Order Because of Target Glitch
By on January 17th, 2011

Yesterday, Target almost sent everyone into a crazy frenzy when they put up the price of the PS3 60GB console at $40. Though the product description was different, Amazon was displaying the order as a proper PS3 console.

However, it looks like that $40 PS3 dream just crashed for everyone who ordered it. I just received an email from Amazon saying that they would not be honoring the order.

The whole email reads like this:

Dear Amazon Customer,

We are contacting you regarding your order [redacted] from the Target store at  We recently became aware of mismatched price and product information which resulted in the discontinued Sony PS3 Hardware System and the PlayStation 3 Move Advanced Shooter Grip being displayed incorrectly.

We are sorry, but we are unable to offer you either of these items at this time and have canceled your order.  Your credit card was not charged.

We sincerely regret this inconvenience.

For more details on our pricing and cancellation policy please see

Amazon Customer Service

Please note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this
message. If you have further questions, please visit our online Help department

Also don’t bother to call up Target and fight for this as their Pricing policy clears states that they are not liable to guarantee a price until the product enters the shipping stage.

Confirmed Prices and Pricing Errors

We cannot confirm the price of an item until your order enters the shipping process nor will we charge your credit card until your order enters the shipping process. 

Please note that your Order Acknowledgment means that your order request has been received; it does not mean that your order has been shipped or that the price of an item has been confirmed.

Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items on our Web site may be mispriced. As part of our shipping procedures, we verify price before an item is shipped out.

  • If an item’s correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount and ship you the item.
  • If an item’s correct price is higher than our stated price we will cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation via email.

So say goodbye to the PS3. However, don’t get all dejected yet, one of our commentators said that he was able to get a $15 coupon from Amazon because of this, so a little big of haggling might just work.

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