Meijer Accidentally Marks Everything 50% Off, Doesn't Want The Money Back

Midwest grocery giant Meijer experienced a computer glitch that marked nearly everything in their 179 stores (including their gas stations) 50% off for about 60 minutes. From the Palladium-Item:

“It happened at the end of the night,” [Meijer Manager Sandi Wagenknecht] said. “So we weren’t very busy. We caught it early and just rang things up differently to accommodate it.”

A 50 percent discount intended for a style of oriental rug ended up being accidentally applied to nearly everything sold by the retailer, she said.

“We became aware of it pretty quickly,” Behler [spokesperson] told The Grand Rapids Press for a story published Wednesday. “We had lots of folks working on the problem, and within the hour it was fixed.”

Several customers noticed the glitch when they got home, and offered to come back and pay the proper price. Meijer refused. “

It was our error, and there’s nothing that we would require or expect back from our customers,” Behler said.


Local Meijer skirts 50% price glitch [Palladium-Item] (Thanks, Sarah!)
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