Computer glitch gives Walmart shoppers bargains

November 7, 2013 

Shoppers looking for a bargain got some big ones at Walmart.com Wednesday morning.

A technical glitch on the Walmart Stores U.S. website offered some items at a fraction of their actual retail price.

Treadmills, which normally cost hundreds of dollars, were priced at $33.16. LCD computer monitors were offered for $9.

“We have millions of items on our site. This error affected a group of products,” said Ravi Jariwala, a spokesman for Walmart.com. He said the problem was being fixed.

The company is notifying customers who ordered these items that their orders have been canceled and they’ll be refunded in full.

In addition, it will send customers a $10 e-gift card that can be used toward future purchases at its stores or on its website.

Reuters and The Associated Press

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