Legal Question in Consumer Law in Florida

If a company like bestbuy misprint a price and that price is online and i order and receive a confirmation order number, are they legally obligated to honor the price. The price was $9.99 for a 52" HDTV LCD.

Asked on 8/12/09, 4:50 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Sarah Grosse Sarah Grosse, Esquire

I think they will not honor the price. If it was a small misprint, a company will usually honor the terms anyway. However, when the price of an item is off by 2 decimal places ($9.99 instead of $999.00), making the price so ridiculous, the company is not likely to honor the price. There clearly was an offer and acceptance, thus a contract. However, the company can find a way to get out of the contract. There was a mistake, and the mistake was so obvious that the other party (you) should have known - clearly not a meeting of the minds.

Did your confirmation email contain a receipt stating the item and price? How much was your credit card actually charged?

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Answered on 8/13/09, 9:15 am

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