Curious Case of the $999 Alienware M14x (Carrefour Mega Expo Sale) – Bait and Switch?
One of our eagle-eyed vrforumer xuejia22 spotted this amazing S$999 offer from Carrefour for an Alienware M14x (usual SRP S$2499) which was repeated in numerous advertisement placements in the TODAY newspaper and signboards at the Singapore EXPO show hall (Carrefour Mega Expo Sale). Alas when he and a horde of bargain hunters rushed in after the show doors opened yesterday, they were denied when they tried to purchase it. Will there be a happy ending? Read on for more…
Carrefour had advertised in multiple locations (TODAY newspaper advert, Posters at the Singapore EXPO exhibition hall, Pricetag on the display booth) that the Alienware M14x would cost S$999 at Carrefour Mega Expo Sale
Upon purchase, misled buyers were told that the S$999 price was actually for the Alienware M11x and that the M14x would actually cost S$2,499
Staff scrambled to change the pricetags.
According to xuejia22, Carrefour management will be honouring the $999 price to the 13 persons protesting about the alleged bait and switch – but will only do it after this PC Show weekend.
Will there be a happy ending?
TODAY Newspaper Carrefour ad
Poster outside the HALL