Circuit City's Clever Circular Ad Misprint Explanation

Mark writes:

Saw a great deal at Circuit City in yesterday’s Sunday ad. Not crazy, but great. $5 for a Sony 1G Microvault Flash drive… The ad said, “Save $25. Reg. 29.95.”

I went in today [10/08, to the store in Santa, Monica CA] and they said it was a “misprint.” It was supposed to read, “14.99” instead of “4.99,” they said they left out a “1.”

That’s a heck of a misprint, because then not only is it missing a “1”, it’s got an extra “2.” Obviously Circuit City’s ad-making division messed up, that happens, but just give it to us straight.

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