Zappos Loses $1.6 Million in Six-Hour Pricing Screw-Up

Zappos Loses $1.6 Million in Six-Hour Pricing Screw-Up

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This past Friday, between midnight and 6 a.m. PST, 6pm.com, a Zappos sister site, accidentally made the biggest pricing error in the company's history. All items in the store were capped at a maximum price of $49.95--a huge mistake, since 6pm.com carries luxury items that can reach into the thousands of dollars. Read more ...

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Devil_Doc
rep: 4.08k
omg!!! i wish!!
Devil_Doc posted May 26, 2010
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dealsGirl101
rep: 9.94k
OMG!! and to think I slept through it all! grrrr!!

I'm a software engineer and boy, can a line of code mess you up, forget a line of code, one darn character!!! *Ouch!*
dealsGirl101 posted May 26, 2010
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ozonelayer
rep: 9
i thought as much.
i was so luck. I got a BALLY SHOES REDUCED FROM $375 TO $49.i have received it

IT WAS A MAD DAY. EXPENSIVE SHOES UP TO $800 REDUCED TO $49. I told my wife this must be a mistake
ozonelayer posted May 26, 2010
  2 |   1
ThePriceIsRight
ThePriceIsRight replied:
dang why didn't you let everyboyd on DP know that day!
Posted May 26, 2010
  0 |   1
ozonelayer
ozonelayer replied:
Only lasted for 6hours. For me 3hrs
Posted May 26, 2010
  0 |   1
DealOrNoDeal
rep: 13.1k
is zappos and 6pm same company?
DealOrNoDeal posted May 26, 2010
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DealOrNoDeal
DealOrNoDeal replied:
dang how can i miss that!!!
Posted May 26, 2010
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kissme
rep: 2.22k
wow.. really??? 1.6 million is sales??? how about other cost?
kissme posted May 26, 2010
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skyk
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skyk posted May 26, 2010
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skyk
skyk replied:
BTW, Zappos and 6pm are an awesome company!
Posted May 26, 2010
  2 |   1
JessNYCA
rep: 24.8k
What a crazy story! Pretty amazing that they're honoring all purchases made during their mess up. So many sites simply cancel orders when a pricing error is made. Pat on the back, 6pm!
JessNYCA posted May 26, 2010
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