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#121 of 377 Old 11-17-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Someone on one of my other baby boards called today asking about when hers would ship and the rep told her that it was a pricing mistake and all the orders are being canceled. I guess it's just a waiting game now! I'd bet my money though on them being canceled.

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I highly doubt that they placed TWO pricing errors at the same time. I mean, what are the chances that they just happened to make a mistake while pricing the Marathon in Granite and ALSO a mistake while pricing the Cowmooflage Marathon?
Maybe a disgruntled employee in charge of putting the new lower sale price on the two seats?

I don't know, I am just going to be stalking this thread for updates that someone actually received their seat at the advertised price.

ETA: I just found this on their website:

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Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items on our Web site may be mispriced. Rest assured, however, that we verify prices as part of our shipping procedures.

* If an item's correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount and ship you the item.
* If an item's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.
It looks like they absolutely can cancel all of the orders if they decide that this was a mispriced item.

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Well I just talked to Target and they said that I need to call back at 12 pm central time to find out what is going on with my seat. I also got the pricing error spiel, and that they had been sold out before it said they were. I placed my order before many other on here. I am a little upset by the fact, but I will make a stink about this BS, plain and simple it is their F-up and I want my seat.

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I have read on a couple of boards that some people have already received shipping notices. I have a late shipping date for the one I ordered, so I guess I can just only keep my fingers crossed. There are just so many conflicting answers that I have just resigned this to a game of Bingo.
I think most likely all the people who got in early enough to get ship dates of tomorrow will get there seats, everyone who got ship dates of Dec. 15th, it's a waiting game to see how many they actually had in stock. Most online stores stocks are not realtime...so they probably ran out before the website actually caught up to that.

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Pricing mistakes are common. It hits the internet and everyone goes nuts buying them. Then it's a waiting game to see when they sell out or when the store notices the mistake. Then it's another waiting game to see if they decide to honor the price or not. Sometimes you get lucky and get the item and sometimes you don't. Like a pp said, this is really common in the deal hunting/bargain world.

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Yeah I honestly am *not* that concerned, it's a gamble that you take when things are a good deal. I'm still calling back at noon.

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We already have 2 Regents and 2 Marathons, so I didn't need a new car seat, but I was going to donate one. I didn't get through in time.

I have read about people buying more than they need from different boards all morning. I know it is first come first served, but this is not about getting the newest toy for your kid. It is about safety and I am sad that there are families who REALLY need a car seat but can't get one because someone bought 4 or 5. I call that greed.

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We already have 2 Regents and 2 Marathons, so I didn't need a new car seat, but I was going to donate one. I didn't get through in time.

I have read about people buying more than they need from different boards all morning. I know it is first come first served, but this is not about getting the newest toy for your kid. It is about safety and I am sad that there are families who REALLY need a car seat but can't get one because someone bought 4 or 5. I call that greed.
I think that they should honor the first request for a seat of each style at the advertised price and cancel the ones beyond that to help to cut off the folks that were just looking to take advantage and make money. Not that this would happen, and it would actually complicate things for Target, but it would help a lot more mamas who just want to keep their kids safe.

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We already have 2 Regents and 2 Marathons, so I didn't need a new car seat, but I was going to donate one. I didn't get through in time.

I have read about people buying more than they need from different boards all morning. I know it is first come first served, but this is not about getting the newest toy for your kid. It is about safety and I am sad that there are families who REALLY need a car seat but can't get one because someone bought 4 or 5. I call that greed.
Yeah, i agree. I now one woman who bought 3. She has one child. She will probably re-sell, if she gets them. I know it would be a great money making opportunity, but what about the people who need them. I "got one" just before things closed down, so if some people are getting dropped, I know I will be one. It was exciting getting it, but I fear I will not actually get anything.
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I ordered my cowmoo at 4 on the dot mountain time... I'm wondering how long they'd been selling before I ordered. My ship date is tomorrow so I'm hoping.
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Just to clarify, not all mamas who got more then one are greedy.

My sister bought me three. Right now 2 of my children are riding in expired seats (8/08) and we have #5 coming in April.

We will be switching baby to Mylee's car seat and she will get the third one come April.

No reselling planned here.

I am grateful my sister did that for us. :

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Shipping estimate for these items: December 15, 2008
Estimated Delivery: December 18, 2008 - January 6, 2009
I may not get mine even if it does go through.

Maybe I should have got the cow ones. I told my sister to get the least expensive ones.

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I got a cow print one and Target sent a shipping notice this morning! :

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So, has anyone from this board received a ship notice yet?
I got a ship notice for two Cowmooflage seats this morning. It was timestamped 5:56 AM-no tracking information available yet, but I've had that happen quite often with UPS shipping.
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Just to clarify, not all mamas who got more then one are greedy.

My sister bought me three. Right now 2 of my children are riding in expired seats (8/08) and we have #5 coming in April.

We will be switching baby to Mylee's car seat and she will get the third one come April.

No reselling planned here.

I am grateful my sister did that for us. :
No, def. in your case it was needed. Congrats on #5!!
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what time did you order?
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AngelBee- I don't think anyone thinks of it as greedy to get as many seats as you need for your children. Buying 10 so you can sell 9 of them on eBay is a different story. There are people both at MDC and other forums who outright admitted to buying more as an "investment".

I bought one, because I am having my first child in March. It was wonderful to think that I could get such a great deal on an expensive, well-made car seat like that. We don't have a ton of money, and things will be tighter when she is born b/c I am going to go part-time at work so we can avoid the need for a childcare provider.

If I don't get mine, I will be very disappointed, but it won't be the end of the world. We'll figure out some way to save up for it. I'm not keeping my hopes up, because the ship date for mine is Dec. 18th - Jan 6th.

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If you need a car seat and only have $45 to spend there are other options too. IMO there is nothing wrong with people buying several and selling some for a profit. There are pros and cons of living in a capitalist country, this is one of the pros for those who will make a profit.

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Talking to Target right now......

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So far he said not all orders will be honored. Some are. Others will be offered purchase at regular price.

He is talking to a super right now. I am on hold.

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I have read about people buying more than they need from different boards all morning. I know it is first come first served, but this is not about getting the newest toy for your kid. It is about safety and I am sad that there are families who REALLY need a car seat but can't get one because someone bought 4 or 5. I call that greed.
ITA....I've been so bummed about this, my friend told me about it at the last minute but we couldn't order it, we were planning on telling my inlaws about it so that they could buy it as a Christmas present, and when I went to check the site again they were gone. It really stinks that people go crazy buying several of these when they don't even need them.

if this does go through and some of you mamas have extra ones to sell or donate, I am so very interested, please pm me.

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I wish I would have gotten the cow ones.

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hmm...mine says shipping soon. wth does that mean?

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Estimated Delivery: November 21, 2008 - November 25, 2008
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Shipment #1: Shipping Soon We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed. Need information on returning an item?
Delivery estimate: Nov 21, 2008 - Nov 25, 2008 (More about estimates)
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what time did you order?
I ordered just after 6pm EST.
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Alright.....he siad at some point everyone who hasn't had their seats send will be getting an email (he is unsure when)

They are trying to sort this all out as they had many people buying TONS of them.

I suggested he make a cap as to how many they will honor for each person

Anywho....regular price will be 199.00

Which means....none for us

Still waiting and seeing I guess.

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Yeah, at 199.00 there would be none for us either. I knew it was too good to be true.
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AngelBee, I really hope you get yours! :

I think that anyone who bought X car seats for X children is not greedy. It is the people who are buying them for profit. Just my opinion of course.

When the Regent's were back ordered, I had the opportunity to buy 2, but I didn't because I knew that meant someone would have to go without.

I bought 20 Tickle Me Elmo's a couple years ago and re-sold them on eBay. But that was the latest and greatest toy. Not a safety item. (And it was such a PITA I will never do it again!)

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I ordered just after 6pm EST.
Me too but mine is not looking good.

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Another question- if you go to try to track your item at target.com what does it say?
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Another question- if you go to try to track your item at target.com what does it say?
That mine will not ship til Dec 18.

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