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Staples won't honor deal - WD 1TB Elements SE USB 2.0 External HD $13.97

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Aug 16, 2007
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Staples won't honor deal - WD 1TB Elements SE USB 2.0 External HD $13.97

Sad marketing...

Western Digital 1TB Elements SE USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
Item Number 867768
$13.97

"Due to unprecedented demand and limited inventory, we regret to inform you that... "
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Jun 18, 2012
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Barrie
You mean like almost every other store in existence, give me a break...
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belmichel wrote:
Nov 27th, 2012 3:16 pm
Sad marketing...

Western Digital 1TB Elements SE USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
Item Number 867768
$13.97

"Due to unprecedented demand and limited inventory, we regret to inform you that... "
They had limited inventory. What do you want?
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YippoHippo wrote:
Nov 27th, 2012 3:21 pm
They had limited inventory. What do you want?
They should have said Out of Stock and not allowed us to put it in our carts and accepted our orders. Yet the system allowed us to do just this...
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radeonboy wrote:
Nov 27th, 2012 3:28 pm
They should have said Out of Stock and not allowed us to put it in our carts and accepted our orders. Yet the system allowed us to do just this...
Same with BestBuy/FutureShop
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Apr 7, 2012
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not a big deal, knew this was gonna happen.
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You should have expected this.
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Jun 22, 2011
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well this was quite obvious this was gonna happen...especially with the # of ppl who added ridiculous amounts to their carts
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Dec 28, 2011
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MISSISSAUGA
One of my co-workers spoke to someone in staples, and apparently they didn't have any of the 1TB/2TB drives in stock. Isn't this false advertising?
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ExplodingFist wrote:
Nov 28th, 2012 12:00 am
One of my co-workers spoke to someone in staples, and apparently they didn't have any of the 1TB/2TB drives in stock. Isn't this false advertising?
This "deal" wasn't advertised.
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mabeeman1 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2012 3:21 pm
Just got the same email. Very upset.

Its called false sense of entitlement. Grow up.
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polypep wrote:
Nov 28th, 2012 12:06 am
Its called false sense of entitlement. Grow up.
Well said, indeed.
Unknown wrote:
Oct 13th, 2012 3:21 pm
Why is Playbook at $199 a door crasher??? Because Canadians are gullible. :razz:
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ExplodingFist wrote:
Nov 28th, 2012 12:00 am
One of my co-workers spoke to someone in staples, and apparently they didn't have any of the 1TB/2TB drives in stock. Isn't this false advertising?
For an etailer, not necessarily so.
Sometimes the retailer will keep the inventory in their own warehouse, but many times they opt to let the manufacturer keep the stock in their own warehouse(s), as this keeps overhead costs low for the etailer. So in this instance, Staples might not have known the manufacturer (or wholesaler) did not have enough units to meet the demand.
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