Target Learns To Round Up, Or Is Maybe Just Confused

Target Learns To Round Up, Or Is Maybe Just Confused

This fan at Target has a regular price of $15.99, but was advertised in the chain’s circular as $16. “Apparently they are proud to advertise a $0.01 price hike,” writes tipster Bob. Is that it? Or has Target started to round prices up in order to make them more logical? [More]

Modell's Offers You 2 Swim Trunks For $30 Or $12.99 Each

Modell's Offers You 2 Swim Trunks For $30 Or $12.99 Each

Commenter Randomhookup would like to contribute to the problem of Consumerist posting too many of these. [More]

Sears Epic Pricing Error Leaves Hundreds With Canceled Snowblower Orders

Sears Epic Pricing Error Leaves Hundreds With Canceled Snowblower Orders

A too-good-to-be-true deal that turned out to be a Sears pricing error got posted to Slickdeals.net — and you can imagine the hilarity that ensued as hundreds of people tried to order snowblowers (sometimes 5 at a time, to resell on craigslist), only to be turned away when they tried to pick them up. According to the 1000-some comments on the slickdeals thread, some people did manage to pick up their item before Sears caught on, but reader BJ was not one of them. In fact, instead of being honest and explaining the error, BJ says Sears lied to him. [More]

Reader Gets RC Helicopter For $6 After Incompetence Discount

Reader Gets RC Helicopter For $6 After Incompetence Discount

S. is living the dream. My dream, at least. The dream of using one’s grown-up status and money to buy an awesome toy that our parents wouldn’t buy us in our childhood. In S.’s case, it was even better, since a strange pricing system error meant that he got a $6 remote control helicopter.