Oops: Dell Offers $33 Laptops in Mexico

Via the BBC:  Dell error hands Mexicans $33 laptop bargain

Mexican officials have ordered Dell Computers to honour the sale of laptops that had been mistakenly advertised online for just 679 pesos (£27; $33).

The computers normally sell for up to 50,000 pesos (£1,990; $2,500).

But because of an apparent software malfunction, only the shipping costs – 679 pesos – were included in an advert published earlier this month.


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  1. Tyrell says:

    Does that mean that a person can cross the border down there and buy one ? I live too far away to do that, but if I was closer it would be a great deal.