Lawyers divided over Amazon iPaq case
Disgruntled customers who last week attempted to buy cheap iPaqs from Amazon.co.uk might be able to demand their rights in court. However, in this complex legal area, it is likely that Amazon would win in the end, according to lawyers. On Wednesday, a flurry of emails alerted Internet users that Amazon was mistakenly selling iPaqs worth nearly £300 for £7.32. As heavy traffic drew this to the company’s attention, the site was closed for a short time, and then Amazon contacted customers to say the sales were cancelled, as the small print on the site states that Amazon has not entered into any contract until it sends an email saying it has shipped the products.