Amazon UK cancels Lair/Folklore pre-orders

  • Posted August 30th, 2007 at 03:59 EDT by

Recently, PSU reported that online retailer Amazon.co.uk was offering the PlayStation 3 titles LAIR and Folklore for the reduced price of GBP 14.99 each.

Very impressive prices for the featured dragon action adventure and majestic journey through a fantasy world in Folklore, the two games skyrocketed to Amazon's top buy list in a matter of minutes and were quickly sold out.

However, much to the regret of consumers who sought to reap the advantage of this deal, Amazon.co.uk  has now cancelled the offer in the form of the following e-mail:

"Dear Customer

We are writing to inform you that the price for the following item was
displayed incorrectly at the time you placed the above referenced
order:

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Folklore (PS3)
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Despite our best efforts, with the millions of items available on our
website, pricing errors can occasionally occur.

In our Pricing and Availability Policy (see
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=1040614),
we state that where an item's correct price is higher than our stated
price, we will cancel the order and notify you of that cancellation.

Your order has now been cancelled. If you still wish to purchase this
item, please place a new order online which will be charged at the
correct price, when we dispatch it to you.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by
this error, and rest assured that we will continue to make every effort
to maintain the accuracy of all prices on our site.

We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Amazon.co.uk "


The company has since re-evaluated its pricing strategy for both titles and they are now available for pre-order at GBP 34.99 each. However, with many consumers left disappointed at Amazon’s blunder, we at PSU can only offer our condolences for what should have been a rudimentary order process.

Folklore is due to ship in Europe from October 12, with Lair following on October 19.

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