Glitch puts super low prices on Wal-Mart website

Wal-Mart says a technical glitch on its website caused items to be listed at a fraction of what they normally sell for. The retail giant

WOODBURY - Wal-Mart says a technical glitch on its website caused items to be listed at a fraction of what they normally sell for.

There were $600 electronics going for $9, and children's electric cars were listed at for $30. Many of the items quickly sold out, and Wal-Mart's entire website briefly went offline with a note stating that the outage was due to "planned maintenance."

The retail giant stressed that its site was not hacked.

A spokesman for Wal-Mart said the company is notifying customers who ordered these items that their orders have been canceled and they'll be refunded in full. In addition, it will send customers a $10 e-gift card that can be used toward future purchases at its stores or on its website.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Riverhead school bus driver has been 1 Riverhead bus driver arrested after drug raid at school's garage
Officials say a 16-year-old is under arrest in 2 Officials: Teen under arrest in connection with 2 slayings, robbery
Police say detectives bought heroin during an investigation 3 Police: Heroin overdose leads police to arrests in Freeport
Christopher Loeb pleaded guilty to grand larceny and 4 Charges against Christopher Loeb may be tossed at end of month
Earlier this afternoon, Trump attended a luncheon and 5 Cheers and ceremony: Trump sweeps in for his big day

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE