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Best Buy: Whoops! HTC Flyer Not Supposed to be $99, SKU Change Gone Bad

Did Best Buy flip the $99 switch too early on the HTC Flyer?  According to a memo that is flying out to associates now, that is most certainly the case.  It appears has if the wrong SKU was entered for the device and should still be at $299 for the time being.

The question now is, “Will they honor all of those orders at $99?”  No word yet, but you will want to cancel the trip you just planned to your local Best Buy.  Or at least call ahead to see if they will honor that price.

Update:  Still no word on if online orders are being honored, but we know that they are definitely turning folks away at stores.  Do not make the drive to your local Best Buy today.

Cheers M and J!

  • Ayress

    Bought through best buy express (machine) on dallas airport, it was the last one avaialable!!!

  • Ravi Shanghavi

    So close to a sweet deal again lol.  Best Buy is totally buggered up, last time they wasted 30 very crucial minutes on the night of the Touchpad deal.  They wouldn’t sell the device for 99.00 without triple confirming it with Head Office even though it was clearly listed at that price online and at other stores..  I would have gotten another one across town in Ottawa. -Ravi Shanghavi

  • Javallamaftw

    I work at best buy, and this morning they honored 2 sales before they changed the tags and got the sign up saying they wil lnot honor it

  • Anonymous

    my best friend’s mom makes $78 an hour on the computer. She has been out of job for 9 months but last month her check was $7587 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here HardRich.com

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  • Anonymous

    I heard of one guy on the XDA Developers site who got his for $99 at the Las Vegas Airport BB Express vending machine.
    That’s the trick when they make a mistake on their website – go to an express machine – There’s no human to say no.

  • Sinofue

    Any idea if there’s a real price drop coming on this? I got one at $299 hoping they’ll price match if/when it goes down.

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    This is exactly why BB is suffering and will be out of business soon. Their business practice is horrible along with customer service. Whenever there is a error made by them, they always retract on it and more or less say “UP YOURS MR CONSUMER”. The $99 price should be honored by them and everyone that ordered the Flyer should receive it. This is not the first time BB has done something like this. See you in the soup line MR BB CEO………………………………



  • LionStone

    Hell, $299. for the Flyer is still a good price!

    Even though $99. would’ve be a steal! Sorry guys…

  • Scottyb112

    Best Buy told me that who ever ordered online, those orders have been canceled and they are refunding the money. They are not honoring the price whatsoever…  Real nice huh

  • I got one for $99 in Monroe NY when the door’s opened!

    • rick

      take the “flyer” and run then … cause you are on of the few who got it at that price!

  • I’ve definitely been told in the past that they won’t price match with the .com side, or any online retailer that doesn’t have a local presence with the same pricing at the time.

    I’m confident that had I gotten to the store 10-15 minutes earlier, I’d have one in-hand right now. 

  • insanely

    I just spoke with someone at best buy corp.  they will NOT honor it regardless of how far you have just driven.  they have a clause apparently on their website that says about not having to honor prices on the website and being allowed to cancel orders with no reason…etc…

  • Rich

    That’s why I don’t buy Crap from Best buy… The only way I would have even thought of buying a tablet was for a 99 buck price… the other tablets do exactly what the phone does, but a little less and they want to charge the same price if not more for it… they can kiss it… I can buy a laptop which is thin and portable which will be cheaper and I can do EVERYTHING on it…

    For those who have a plethora of monies to spend on crap like this, let me have some…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe you can find an HTC Flyer for $99 on this spammers Chinese knockoff site? 😀

  • No they weren’t. Went first thing this morning to one here in Jersey City, NJ. The blue shirted guy said it was $299 not $99 and they aren’t honoring the price.

  • Anonymous

    Since when did Best Buy ‘honor’ anything?

  • Anonymous

    Wish I saw this before I drove 30 minutes to the nearest BB that had them in stock.

  • Anonymous

    I got two this morning for $99 each before they opened, I had no idea of the price correction, guy sold me two early, since I told him my wife was dropping baby off and I had to wait outside.  I hope I didn’t get the guy in trouble.

  • 9 people in line here, 12 units in stock, first guy is checking out with a $99.99 price shown on register, as other staff heads over to the area and announces the price correction.


    • rick

      this is exactly what happened to me. guy in front walks out all happy with his $99 Flyer .. the rest of us are told to go take a flying leap.  BS. 

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  • Anonymous

    They wouldnt sell me one, I was there before any correction notice was put up and the manager ripped the tag off while I was talking to him. I feel as if it was a giant scam and I am extremely let down. Best Buy has yet again proven to me that they are not worth dealing with. I understand they had a correction notice but if that notice isn’t posted anywhere when I’m in the store and the price tag says $99 and isn’t expired. It’s fair game. There are laws against things like this.

    • I’ve hit them with things like this before. They had a printer on sale, normal price was $299, the sale tag said $199. Sale was over. Plus you got another $50 off if you turned in an old printer, which I had one laying around. Got to the register, rang up as $299. Made the guy walk back to the sign with me, said nice and big “$199”. Another guy was back there doing the exact same thing. They had to knock $150 off both of our printers since for whatever reason, their register wouldnt scan the recycle coupon code once you made a price adjustment.

  • Anonymous

    They ARE NOT HONORING THIS! But its Best Buy, why would we expect honor?

  • Too bad wal-mart doesnt carry the flyer. wont they price match?

  • Iggdawg

    called them  tgey are not honoring online orders  

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  • Rjh2196

    Just got back from my local best Buy and They WILL NOT honor the 99.99 price….too bad…so sad!

  • Toky_neg

    Is kind of weird.. Is on their WebSite (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HTC+-+Flyer+Tablet+-+White/2390524.p?skuId=2390524&id=1218332598563)

    It says sold out online but guess if they have it at the store..$99

  • I just went down to BB and was told they are not honoring that price at all. BB told me that anyone that purchased it online last night will be refunded because they will not let it go for that price . BB THATS BULLSH**.Thats shows that they dont care about customer service at all. Why would they care there’s no one to compete with. If circut city was still around they wouldn’t let this happen. I hate BB for this.

    • YankInDaSouth

      Perhaps this is why Circuit City is no longer around 😛 

    • John

      Um… business have not honored incorrect pricing like this countless times.. Amazon, newegg, etc, etc all have cancelled orders when a ridiculously low price made its way into the system for an item.  Has nothing to do with circuit city rofl 

  • Joshua Vario

    Ummmmm it says right on the sign they aren’t honoring it…

  • Billy Jenkins

    Now if anyone who was lucky enough to buy the tablet for $99 is smart they will try and return it for the $299 price and make a $200 profit. Since the HTC Flyer isn’t that great of a tablet if its running Gingerbread

    • except BB is hard core about needing a receipt.. will have to go to walmart or something.

    • Gunther

      Better to sell it on ebay for $300.

    • noone

      worked at this joke of a biz at one point … BB would only give store credit back based off the price on ur receipt.

    • Anonymous

      Would someone really go through all that effort for a measly $200 bucks?

      • Anonymous

        Sadly, yes. Some people would.

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  • Anonymous

    my credit card was charged the $99 so unless they are refunding it? Well, more after tax and all.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t this false.advertisement? Having soldnit to you and then saying, “no?”

      • Steve Jobs

        thats what people often refer to as a mistake. When they make the price online as $99 but they forget to add a “2” in front of the 99 which would make it $299 thats what is called a “mistake” no false advertisement there

        • Anonymous


        • Anonymous

          Next time you go into an OR and the doc. mistakenly saws off the wrong limb, just bear with it. Lets not itemize here, I’m talking principle.

        • Anonymous

          When they have signs posted in the store showing a $99 price as has been shown thru numerous pics, it’s more than a mistake.  Especially when it has “As advertised” on it.

      • Russ

        No, it’s a mistake and they have the legal right to correct the mistake by issuing a refund and not selling you the product. At worst you’re out a little time and they’ve likely lost a customer, or 10. Nobody wins.

  • Romanster2

    “The question now is, “Will they honor all of those orders at $99?”  No word yet”
    It reads right in your post that the $99 price will not be honored.

  • Damn!  Trying to get the Mrs over to BB in the next hour to grab one…

  • J Dub

    Nope. Just stood in line only to be told they weren’t honoring that price. Pissed me off cause it was in the mall and the guy coulda just said through the gate it wasn’t 99$ to go back to work.

  • it says on the signs they are not honoring the $99 price

  • Anonymous

    Ha. Signage Fail.