A motor dealership in Dagenham, Essex, was left red faced yesterday after a pricing error saw them sell 257 cars at just £99.99p. The Vauxhall Astras should have gone for £9999 but as the dealership manager explains, " a smudge on the window between the second and third 9 meant the price appeared as £99.99."
The error was only noticed by Dave, their head sales executive, during a test drive. "I was taking a client for a quick drive around the block when I notice a smudge on the windscreen. I leaned over and gave it a wipe and thought nothing of it until we got back, when the man took another look at the price and told me to eff off."
It is believed the pricing error may have been up to 3 weeks old with one man bagging ten of the bargains. Stewart, the executive sales executive told us," the man couldn't believe his luck. Not only did he get 10 brand new cars for £999.90p, but he saved a further £9.90 as I didn't have 10p change so let him have them for £990." Even the staff cashed in on the action. Shaun, junior executive sales executive admits, "Buying a car for the price of 2 new suits, I couldn't resist, and having the finance over 5 years made it a done deal for me"
It is not the only pricing error this week. As well as Tesco selling Chocolate Oranges for 29p, an Estate Agent sold a house in Grimsby for £129000. He has since promised to refund the homeowner the £120000 over payment