Auros (auros) wrote,
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The Fact-Checking Department strikes again...

Some of you may recall that I am Slate's Fact-Checking Department (though I kinda let them down from October through mid-December last fall when school got really intense; sigh). I'm debating whether to buy a wine fridge. At my current place, at the back of the garage there's a storage unit. The garage is below street level, so the storage unit is effectively an underground room; it stays at a very constant temperature. At the new place, we won't have that, so I thought perhaps a dedicated fridge was in order. Looking at stuff on Froogle, I came up with one listed for a rather improbable price. An amusing email exchange followed:

> On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, R.M. 'Auros' Harman wrote:
> I think the price on this item must be an error:
> http://www.appliancebestbuys.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=79309
>
> I don't think a 100+ bottle wine fridge would cost less than a hundred dollars...
> Though, let me hasten to add, I'll be happy to buy it from you at the listed $29 price. :)

Hello,

We do apologize for the error, there was a price mistake on that model.
We have deleted that item from our website since it is not available.
We apologize for any inconveniences.

Thank you,
Appliance Best Buys Customer Service Department


I thought as much. Still, it would've been awfully convenient if they'd decided to honor the price just once, since I caught it. But I guess they don't actually have any of the item anyhow...
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