Are you an employee for macpalace.com?
Are you a comedian?
It's your fault for not understanding that there's a supply limited item and was sold out, ain't it too obvious to see that? That's like looking on a store website and it says "in stock" but when you get there there's none in the shelves, point of the story, don't trust websites that are not updated, whenever I go to a unfamiliar site that advertise something that's too good to be true low price, I google around to see the reputation of the site first.
I guess the first sentence of that paragraph is intended to be taken as sarcastic. If it is, it helps to use the "roll eyes" emoticon.
When I see an item with a price that is too good to be true, I order it immediately. Sometimes, the seller does not realize the value of the item he is selling and may become more knowledgeable if and when he explores the matter further.
Back when this thread was more active, I looked for reviews on macpalace.com and it looked to me like a poorly run company where a couple of technically savvy hobbyists or hackers decided to market their products and services on the internet and basically were making a mess of it. But I can't for the life of me see how anyone can be so upset about a company not honoring a low, posted price. I opened a thread here a few years ago when a fairly substantial company "sold" me $900 worth of HDTV tuners that were being liquidated but never shipped them, and then ducked me for a few weeks so I had to contest the charge to get my money back, which I did. I wasn't too pleased by all of that, but I'm pretty sure I know how it happened. This guy got his hands on thousands of very nice tuners very cheap and was blowing them out, and chances are, when he got down to a few, he must have had to use them for warranty exchanges for some of the ones he had already sold and in the end, there weren't any units for the last few purchasers. Yeah, it was a poor business practice for him to ding my account before shipping them, but I'm not really upset because that's the way a blowout works, and I was at least "in the game" because there was a good chance I would have gotten this great deal on the receivers, as many of my colleagues had. I learned of it from one colleague of mine who had purchased and received several thousand dollars worth of them when he steered me to that deal.
In this instance, with macpalace,com, the reviews I read led me to believe they aren't actually a factory authorized dealer for a lot of companies whose parts they offer, so they aren't always going to be immediately aware of any price increases from those companies, and when they discover that the value of their inventory of a part has gone up because the replacement cost has gone up, they get to decide whether to be seen as "reputable" and to honor the offer, or whether to decide that getting the maximum mark-up is more important than is sustaining any kind of a reputation for reliability that they may have established. As I said an an earlier post here, when I drove 70 miles for a product that the seller had no intention of selling me or anyone for an advertised price, I was pissed, but when someone on the internet declines to honor a sales offer, it is no more than a minor nuisance that sets my acquisition of that item back by a day or two.
Edited by AntAltMike, 22 February 2014 - 02:09 PM.