The lucky few who managed to snag a HP laptop for less than £2 over the weekend have been left extremely disappointed, with the company choosing not to honour the sales.
An embarrassing error saw a bunch of machines reduced to rock-bottom prices -- the £2,378 ZBook 17 G2 Mobile Workstation was listed for £1.58 -- on HP’s UK site, prompting incredulous shoppers to fill their boots and have a little boast before the company took the store offline and corrected the gaffe.
It’s now cancelled any orders that took advantage of the pricing error, issued an apology and has promised to refund customers. According to consumer rights group Citizens Advice, retailers are allowed to pull the plug on sales when they’ve made a "genuine and honest mistake on their part that you should have noticed."
Still, it's a shame to see such an enormous company snatch away a slice of much-needed happiness from a handful of opportunistic normal folk who thought 2016 had finally turned a corner. [BBC]