Buy.com settles price suit
from the this-sets-a-bad-precedent dept
Buy.com has tenatively settled a class-action lawsuit that was filed by thousands of customers who claim to have been ripped off earlier this year. The lawsuit stemmed from a pricing error that occured on a ViewSonic monitor. Because the error occured over a weekend and Buy.com didn’t correct it immediately, a number of orders were placed that were subsequently cancelled. Any payments to customers for these type of problems sets a bad precedent in my mind. Stores make pricing errors all the time, both online and offline. That’s life and if these stores are going to be taken to court each time, it’s going to turn into a litigation nightmare.