TIME for a spring clean? It won’t cost some people much thanks to Amazon, which slashed the price of a £90 steam mop to just £10.
The online retail giant is selling the Vileda mop as its “deal of the day” and reduced the price by nearly 90 per cent this morning.
Amazon Amazon has slashed the price of a steam mop to £10 down from £90
Dozens of shoppers rushed to buy the mop online after the deal was mentioned on the Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing And Bargains Facebook group this morning.
One shopper said she bought ten because the price was so low.
But sadly, it looks like the low price was just a glitch.
In the last 30 minutes, Amazon has changed the sale price to £54.99.
Dozens ordered the mop at the mistaken price
What are your rights if something is advertised at the wrong price?YOUR rights on buying something for the wrong price depends on whether you bought it in a shop or online. Here are your rights according to Citizen’s Advice:
Buying in a shop:
If you haven’t bought it yet – The store don’t have to sell it to you for the mistaken price but you could ask them to honour it. The same rules apply if you see an item advertised at a lower price than the one on the price tag.
If you’ve already bought it – If a shop charges you less than the advertised price then you do’nt have to give it back. If you realised that you were charged more than the advertised price, return the item and ask them to refund the difference. Keep any evidence of the mistake like the receipt and a photo of the advertised price.
If you’ve paid for it and/or it’s been sent to you – The company can’t usually cancel your order, even if they realise they’ve sold you something at the wrong price. They’ll only be able to cancel it if it was a genuine and honest mistake on their part that you should’ve noticed.
If you haven’t paid for it – If the retailer realises its mistake then they are entitled to cancel it.
It’s not clear yet if the retailer will honour the glitch price for customers who ordered the mop for just £9.99.
It’s likely Amazon will just cancel the orders and refund customers their money instead of dispatching the products.
Consumer law says that a store doesn’t have to sell it to you for the mistaken price.
We’ve asked Amazon if they will honour the price glitch and we will update this article if we hear back.
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