I've experienced this as well (but it was some other e-tailer like Jet.com). There is a strong possibility this will be the outcome.Eh. The last time I ordered an obvious pricing error (video lights for less than 1/4 of usual price) they let the order sit in limbo for a few months before sending me an email asking to confirm I still wanted it. A few more months after confirming that I wanted it they eventually sent me an email stating they couldn't get the product and were cancelling my order.
And I'm sure people will go ahead and order other things they were 'thinking about' or had in their cart. Probably why they don't want to put an end to these things--they see sales spikes even when they don't ship product.I guess it draws a lot of users to their page and if they don't deliver the product it does not cost them much..
Nope. There's no precedent for this. The industry doesn't work that way.Slightly off topic but do you all see HDD prices going down much this year as demand shifts to larger SSD's? I'm looking to fill a 16 bay CSE-836 with 8tb or larger HDD later this year if the price is right.
Nope. There's no precedent for this. The industry doesn't work that way.
You guys are reading WAY too much into this.I wonder if WD has anything to do with this - did anyone notice if these two deals were already "#1 best seller in external hard drives" (10tb deal) and "#1 new release in external hard drives" (16tb deal)? Call me a cynic but this does feel like a great way to pump up those sales numbers.
edit: As of April 18th the 10tb was down in #5 and the 16tb wasn't even on the first page of the new releases...
There is one reason for these however. OEMs like Dell will put the 1TB drive in a base model computer and charge you $200+ for the 512GB SSD upgrade that replaces the HD with the SSD.There is already no point in spending $50 for slow 1TB HDD when you can buy 512GB super fast SSDs for that and with 1TB models dipping below $100.
Got no email or gift card, just says "Cancelled" when I view the status of my order. This was for the 16GB Duo. Perhaps I'll get an email later.Same, got the email today with the $20 gift card notification.