home - list categories - search - links - about - RSS Feed 
 

ARTICLE DISPLAY

Target.Com is Sneaky posted by bichen

original content::purchasing | Friday, Jul 30th 2004, 12:25:55 PM


I bought the iPod from Target.Com for $299 but with a 15% off coupon and free shipping. They told me that it'll take a MONTH to get the item and then a little more to process it then ship it. That was fine with me. Anyways, a few days later it was leaked that Apple was going to announce the new generation (4th) iPod. What does that mean? Well, duh, a big price discount on the 3rd generation iPods. A friend called me and told me about it. I didn't particularly worry because, well, I had a month to think about it and it wasn't formally announced yet.

Continued below...

Then Apple did formally announce it and pretty much with in one or two days, Target.Com shipped it out. Yep, Target.Com conveniently "found" the iPod and shipped something they wouldn't have for a month or more pretty much IMMEDIATELY mailed it when they realized the price was going to fall drastically.

But anyways, the story continues! So Amazon.com starts to sell the 3rd generation iPod for 17% off AND give out a gift certificate for $50. So I email amazon and ask if I could get a certificate since I bought it from target.com via amazon.com. Apparently, if I had bought it through amazon.com they would've. But they said technically I bought it thru target.com and they couldn't give me the gift certificate. So onto talking to target.com.

So, I asked if they price matched. They did not EXCEPT they did price match themselves for 2 weeks after purchase. Score, right? Almost. The problem here is Target.Com took the 3rd generation iPod OFF their website. What does that mean? They don't have to price match since there is no price to match since it's an item they don't "sell". Ok, so WTF right? I can still just return it and buy it off amazon right? Sure, I could, except for the little 15% restocking fee. So it'll cost me $45 dollars to return the iPod. Nope, not worth it.

So there's my story. Target.Com is EVIL. :O

Comment Style: Threaded  Ordered  

COMMENTS
yup
Monday, Aug 2nd 2004, 02:02:38 AM
24.6.XXX.XXX
Reply

Chemical Superfreak
Posts: 1503
I never buy through them. I just go through Amazon. Much more customer friendly
thanks for telling me NOW
Monday, Aug 2nd 2004, 02:28:56 AM
68.96.XXX.XXX
Reply

head dork
Posts: 4964
j/k.
hey!!!
Monday, Aug 2nd 2004, 02:55:22 PM
67.165.XXX.XXX
Reply

Chemical Superfreak
Posts: 1503
well, you never asked me, didn't you? if you just went and cleared everything thru me, you wouldn't have this problem, would you? :)

CONTROL PANEL


Not Logged In

To access your control panel, please login.
If you do not have an account, please register.

LAST COMMENTED
*i'll have to look it up. by bichen in Tweet from @bichen on 02/18/2011 at 18:33
*and she made tron! :) by bichen in Tweet from @bichen on 02/10/2011 at 18:05
*the low girl/guy ratio actually kinda paid off by cacheng in Tweet from @bichen on 12/21/2010 at 21:41
*nice!!! by cacheng in Tweet from @bichen on 12/17/2010 at 00:38
*wow. by bichen in Tweet from @cacheng on 07/20/2010 at 16:32
*the ocean dome by bichen in 5 crazy ways that man has replaced nature
*yeah i agree by bichen in Creepiest Places on Earth
*so wise by cacheng in 14 Marriage Lesson Signs
*there's no crazy teeth tho by bichen in 10 Incredible Earth Scars
*haha these are awesome. by bichen in Ads for Porn network Amour (SFW)

RANDOM READING

Poor Ducklings by bichen
Saturday, Jan 8th 2005, 10:29:03 PM
1 comments | links::sad