Samsung forced to honour sales, anyone remember ?

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  1. Mathuisella

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    Hi, does anyone remember back in about 2000-2003 or so, samsung made a mistake on their website selling hard drives about 1/4 of their value and took peoples money for them and then tried to back out of the sales and were forced to honour the sale to those who paid via credit card as money had changed hands ?

    I'm trying to find a link to this story from back in the day.
     
  2. PsydFX

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    Has a solid crack on Google and Bing, but couldn’t find any references.
     
  3. SLATYE

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    I don't recall Samsung themselves doing this - did Samsung sell internal HDDs direct to consumers at that time? I thought that the retail side appeared a bit later.

    I've got a vague memory of something similar happening to one of the larger "not normally a PC hardware supplier" shops (like Officeworks, DSE, or Harvey Norman) - but I can't remember whether that was related to HDDs or which shop it was.
     
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    Did Samsung even sell direct 2000s, I’d thought it was 201x before they did, before that they were an Oem in pc land.
     
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    I remember it was samsung hard drives, might have been a retailer selling the drives.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I vaguely remember something like this, think it was a major retailer like dse, OW's etc.
     
  7. Doso

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    Pretty sure it was Dell, they were charging only the shipping cost for the hard drive ($7-$10 AUD) and because their online system automatically billed the credit cards, thus the sales had to be honored
     
  8. Cryogenic

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    I think what doso is suggesting is right. There was also the stuff up with the gateway monitors.
     
  9. power

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    yeah this rings a bell, people went nuts for it. They honoured heaps of cheap drives.
     

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