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For a brief time yesterday, a Hewlett Packard pocket computer that retails for $299 on in the US was selling for the equivalent of just $10.95 on Amazon’s UK site.

The low price generated a ton or orders – all of which Amazon cancelled once it discovered the error. The company said it would offer the computer at its proper price to the folks who had their orders cancelled.

The UK site was shut down for just under an hour yesterday while the company fixed the problem, and UK shoppers were directed to Amazon’s international site.
KC's View:
We’re huge fans of Amazon, but we disagree with its actions in this case. It should bite the bullet and sell the computer for the low listed price…and make sure such a thing never happens again.