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Wal-Mart Website Glitch: 'Technical Error' Lists Expensive Items At Low Prices

Nov 06, 2013 04:02 PM EST | By Justin Stock
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Three black friday shopping incidents occurred at a Rialto, Calif. Wal-Mart Thursday night.(Photo : Creative Commons )

If you saw lower prices on more expensive Wal-Mart items on the company's website, a technical error is to blame the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

"We're still working with those details, and we will follow up with those customers. We apologize for any convenience to our customers."

The company is striving to fix the issue on its site which may continue to cause spontaneous issues, and has not yet announced whether the prices customers purchased their products at will stand as final.

Customers proclaimed their excitement about the unusual site on Twitter.

"That WalMart pricing glitch was site wide. There was a $400 elliptical selling for $30 lol. Guess ill just keep using the one at my gym!" Twitter user @Percy James said in a post on her account.

"Ongoing plundering of the Wal-Mart site glitch may be the funniest thing I've read on Twitter since signing up," Twitter user @KevinKaduk said in a post on his account.

"Mad i missed that Walmart site glitch 55" Samsung TV for less than $400," another Twitter user @forty2twenty5 said in a post on his account.

Twitter user Tasha Bailey @YouLoveBailey retweeted the post, saying: "And $29 power wheels."

According to the AP, Wal-Mart has dualed the number of items available on its website to five million compared to last year's numbers, especially as the company enters the holiday shopping season.

This could result in a 30 percent increase in sales through its website, or $10 billion in the latest fiscal year scheduled to end in January. The company saw $486 billion come from sales in 2012 AP reported.

Wal-Mart has already made 300 early-bird specials, and door-buster deals for Black Friday, and Cyber Monday available prior the holiday shopping season's official start The Los Angeles Times reported.

The company is also giving customers the option to ship orders costing more than $50 on 99 percent of merchandise listed on their website. The offer also applies to 50 percent of marketplace items as the company tries to appeal to shoppers on the move, along with online.

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