“Online orders are considered as effective contracts, therefore sellers must deliver on their orders even if they have been wrongly priced, the [Taiwan] Cabinet’s Consumer Protection Commission said,” The Taipei Times reports. “The commission made the remarks in response to an incident on Friday in which Apple Inc incorrectly priced a computer model on its Taiwan online store, listing its Mac Mini at NT$19,900 (US$620), close to 40 percent of its regular price of NT$47,710.”
“The pricing error was discovered on the Apple Education Store Taiwan’s Web site at about noon on Friday,” The Taipei Times reports. “The company has not commented on the issue.”
“The price listed for the 8GB [RAM] version of the computer model — the Mac Mini Snow Leopard Server — was even lower than the 4GB [RAM] version, which is priced at NT$34,900,” The Taipei Times reports. “The error was corrected at about 7pm on Friday, but by then the site had received orders for up to 200,000 units at the incorrect price, according to local media reports.”
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