Some IBM customers took advantage of a too-good-to-be-true deal on the computer maker's Web site today, ordering dozens of the company's laptops for $1 each.
For about an hour this morning, IBM's Web store listed two different versions of its ThinkPad i Series 1400 computer for $1 each, a company representative confirmed. The machines typically sell for between $1,300 and $2,300.
IBM blamed the discrepancy on a data error and said it has begun notifying customers that it can't honor the discounted price. "We can't sell these for a dollar," a company representative said. "We'll work something out with our customers."
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