Elan Passport case for iPad in cream color now free

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by timdafweak, May 29, 2010.

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    timdafweak

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    Not sure if it has been posted here. But the Elan Passport iPad case is now FREE from Griffin Technology. Just pay shipping 5.34. Only for the cream colored case though.

    I am sure not many would want it in white/cream leather, but if one does, here's the link. Just click buy now, and choose the cream case.

    Not sure if it is a pricing mistake... But can't argue with 5.34 for a leather case for the iPad.

    http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/elan-passport-ipad#.

    Enjoy.
     
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    Dooubt they will actually honor it but worth a shot. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I'm giving it a try. Got a receipt emailed to me. Not my first choice in colors but as backup case that I would not mind my kids trashing a bit, it's a deal.
     
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    Gave it a try as well with a gift card, we'll see if they honor it.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.... will be interesting to see how this places out....
     
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    Not a bad deal

    ugly color but you can actually dye it black if you like...
     
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    Whoa! It went through. The charge appears in online banking and I got the confirmation e-mail. Are they just trying to dump them because no one ordered that color? If so, Why wouldn't they just sell it half price or something? If it's a mistake, I just made a valid business transaction with them and they charged my bank. I don't see how they can back out. But then again they can probably do what they want.

    I think a lot of people must be visiting the site because it really is getting bogged down.
     
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    I just ordered one. It took several tries to get the site to load correctly. Hopefully it will go through.

    I may seriously try to dye it :)
     
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    Chip NoVaMac

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    I have not searched their site.... but most sites that provide e-commerce do have a disclaimer about pricing errors... but there is hope LOL

    Worked for Micro Center many years ago, and in our training they told the story of the time back in the 80's that a Laser computer was placed in a newspaper ad for their Mayfield Heights store. It was listed at $199 - should have been $1199! :eek: The story goes that they honored the price and brought in all the product they could from their others stores - they were only in OH IIRC at the time. Huge back-up on I-271 from what we were told.

    While on training at that store some years later, met customers there that regaled in sharing that experience and why they still shopped at Micro Center. Just hope that Griffin takes note and tries to do the right thing...

    Just a very bad timing on their part if this is a glitch in their system being a holiday weekend. :eek:
     
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    Good find

    Good find...:D I ordered to Canada for the measly price of $7.50 and also got a confirmation email.

    On a side note, how would you dye it?
     
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    I just ordered 5, one for backup the other going to sell. Muahmuah
     
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    And there we have it right here folks why price errors like this fail. Sometimes you can actually get away with it if there aren't people seeing dollar signs ordering a bunch to sell off.. raises a red flag for the company and in turn cancels everyone's orders.

    F'in eBayers.
     
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    The cream is hideous. I can see why they are giving them away.. even with $5 shipping it seems kind of high. Whoever thought this color would be a good seller ought to be fired.
     
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    I scoured their site, couldn't find any disclaimers about pricing errors.
     
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    Thanks OP!

    Wow great find OP, many thanks for sharing.

    True, the cream doesn't look so nice, but $49.99 in my bank account looks pretty good to me! It only cost $7.50 for UK shipping, worth taking a chance even if they do cancel the orders.

    To those people ordering several to resell -get a grip, that is how these 'mistakes' (assuming that it is a mistake) get flagged up, which ruins it for everyone else. The OP posted this deal for the community (which is what I like to think that we are here), not for FleaBay profiteers. ;)
     
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    Hmmm... They're asking $18USD for shipping... Should I do it? It's ugly!
     
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    Nah, you can get a decent copy of the inCase convertible off eBay for less than that...shipping included.
     
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    Too true, too true.
     
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    The fine print is there. Took a long time to read, but's it's there. Actually it was somewhat interesting. Not just the Making Purchases part but the part where they can scan your computer for what OS, how much ram, what drives and all that. You automatically allow this by using their site. This might be true with all sites like this, I don't know.
     
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    The price might not be a mistake. It could be that when they received this first batch of the new color, they realized it's so ugly that they cannot get away with charging for it. So they might as well give it away and charge only shipping.
     
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    Might be, might not be. Wouldn't they try giving it away at cost plus shipping first? Any company would.

    I think we are all going to wake up Tuesday morning and find our orders canceled.
     
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    Exactly, I doubt it's a "free giveaway" -when you go to your local TK Maxx/TJ Maxx/Winners and you see all that low price stock, how/why do you think most of got there? These stores are filled with old stock exactly like this that has been sold on at a discount. It would be ludicrous for Griffin to give away free $50 products -they could even sell them through a "Griffin eBay" store for 75% off and people would still think it's a bargain.
     
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    Or, it could just be FREE, at least for yesterday since the site has now changed it from free to $49.99
     
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    Looks like it is back to full price. Shame, as I was hoping to luck out like some of you. Let us know if the case actually is delivered.
     
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    LordOBoogie

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    Wow. Thanks for ruining it for everyone. I hope your order is canceled.
     

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