Walmart Website Glitch Sells $600 Electronics for Less Than $10. Due to an internal website error, Walmart listed tons of expensive merchandise for sale at incredibly low prices Wednesday.
Digital projectors and computer monitors normally costing $600 were listed for less than $10. And ABC reports the company “was selling a 24-inch high definition Viewsonic computer monitor, an InFocus IN2124 Projector digital projectors and other products, many for $8.85. The projector is listed for $578.89 on Walmart.com.”
In October, a similar incident in one of Walmart’s stores allowed customers to buy unlimited goods on SNAP food stamp cards, but this one on the e-commerce side was open to everyone.
Word of the glitch spread quickly on social media, and Walmart’s website sold out of many of the items within hours. The company took responsibility for the glitch, confirming they had not been hacked but rather had made an internal error. As to whether they will honor the prices for completed transactions, they’re “still working through those details,” said spokesman Ravi Jariwala.