It looks like Barnes & Noble weren’t the only ones who bungled the TouchPad situation. One of the retailers that I pointed you at a couple days ago forgot to stop taking orders when they ran out of TouchPads.
OnSale posted a note on their Facebook page earlier today and warned their customers that they screwed up.
We are now in the process of filling valid orders using all available inventory on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be cancelling all orders that we cannot promptly fill and sending cancellation notices. Thank you for your understanding and your patience as we deal with this unprecedented event.
One of those orders is mine, and I’m more than a little perturbed about it. I haven’t gotten a cancellation notice, and I’m hoping I won’t.
Okay, I wouldn’t expect a stock control system to have an automated cut off, but shouldn’t someone have marked it as unavailable before they ridiculously oversold?