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article imageOp-Ed: UK store Currys sells Samsung Netbook for £22 after human error

By Christopher Bates     Nov 24, 2011 in Business
While Black Friday isn't a tradition in the United Kingdom, Currys customers must have thought it was a new trend when a Samsung Galaxy Netbook was advertised for just £22 ($34) this past Wednesday.
The astonishing price was later put down to human error, which led to a sudden influx of customers who purchased the product - which usually retails at £229 ($354).
Hot UK Deals - a website which exposes the latest bargains throughout the country - also published the offer before the mistake was eventually spotted.
Although, as previously mentioned, several customers actually managed to purchase the tablet, they were later contacted by Currys staff and told that the deal was non-existent. They did, however, receive vouchers as an apology.
A spokeswoman said: "It is obviously a genuine mistake. Unfortunately human error does occur. Somebody's got fat finger syndrome."
Funnily enough, this isn't the first case of its kind in the United Kingdom. Back in April, staff at an Asda petrol station misplaced a decimal point, which, if only for a couple of hours, gave customers the special price of 12.9 pence (¢20) a litre.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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