Did B&H handle the 50-200 price blunder properly?

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Did B&H handle the 50-200 price blunder properly?
Nov 26, 2008

SENARIO:

1) B&H Photo advertises the Zuiko 50-200mm SWD lens at their website for the incredibly low price of $395.95. The person entering the price inadvertently reversed the ‘3’ and the ‘9’ as the correct price should have been $935.95.

2) Aaron400d discovers the low price and posts a thread on DPR Olympus SLR Talk.

3) Dozens of forum members order the lens at $395.95.

4) B&H discovers the error the following day, doesn’t want to take the loss and cancels the orders.

5) Many of those who ordered are disappointed, most understand the error and most (if not all) do not reorder the lens at $935.95. (my assumption)

In case you missed it:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=30138721

See next post.

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