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Dell cocks up on Chinese web site

Cut-price deal will not be honoured
Tue Aug 08 2006, 16:08
BOX SHIFTER Dell has admitted cocking up a price of one of its servers on its website.

A spokesDell said that the price for a Dell dual core server was listed at 1,000 Yuan (£65) on the Dell China site. Needless to say, thousands of bargain hunters swamped the site placing thousands of orders before anyone noticed.

Fortunately for Dell the incident happened in China. Similar incidents in the UK and US have involved companies having to shell out small fortunes in compensation or provide the goods at the advertised price.

But under the Glorious People's Republic of China's consumer laws, those pesky bargain hunters are lucky to get their money back.

Dell says that the mistake was caused by a Dell employee and customers will be refunded for their purchase.

This is not the first time that Dell China has made a stuff-up on its website. Last month Chinese customers discovered that the outfit had put a different CPU in a laptop than what was described on the company's website. µ

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