HP sells premium laptops for £1.58 on its website – but this offer really is too good to be true – Mirror.co.uk
It’s a deal that you wouldn’t be able to find even on Black Friday – a £2,376 laptop selling for the bargain price of £1.58.
That’s exactly what HP was offering its customers over the weekend, after it accidentally listed its HP ZBook 17 laptop for the fraction of its normal price.
A couple of savvy shoppers were quick enough to snap up the deal. But it wasn’t long before HP picked up the glitch and took its UK website offline to resolve the error.
Despite some customers officially managing to purchase the cheap-as-chips device, they unfortunately won’t be receiving the laptop.
“We can confirm that due to a processing error, select products were wrongly priced on our UK website over the weekend,” HP said in a statement.
“This has now been corrected with related orders cancelled. We apologise sincerely to impacted customers for any inconvenience caused.”
According to Citizens Advice consumer rights group, retailers can cancel online orders if they have made a “genuine and honest mistake on their part that you should have noticed”.
This isn’t the first time that a company has been caught out by an online pricing malfunction.
Previously Screwfix.com, an online tools and hardware retailer, suffered a technical glitch that reduced the price of everything on their website to just £34.99.
Asda had to withdraw a voucher that accidentally offered shoppers unlimited £50 discounts on their shopping.
And John Lewis fell victim to a glitch after laptops worth hundreds of pounds were advertised for the price of their software, which was less than £50.