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HIAWATHA, Iowa -- Shelby Rohan of Hiawatha was one of the many people across the nation who, Wednesday morning, found an unbelievable deal on Walmart.com. She spotted a toy jeep-- that typically costs around $280-- for $32.
"Oh my God, I have to buy this. I have to call my husband and get permission to buy this," said Rohan.
Rohan did buy it for her 2-year-old daughter as a Christmas gift. But, after seeing a news post online she found out the deal was, if fact, too good to be true.
"Well, I had questioned that. Like did the price files not upload right, or something," said Rohan.
Walmart officials said that's pretty much what happened. A "technical error" created the ridiculous rollbacks on many items found on their website. Electronics, toys, and more, typically priced at hundreds of dollars were going for, in some cases, less than ten.
"We are working quickly to correct the error and during this time, there may be intermittent site availability. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers," said Walmart Spokesperson Bao Nguyen.
Rohan was worried her deal would disappear, so she called customer service and the news was good, at first.
"If the money came out of the account they are going to honor the sale. And shortly after 1:00 I got an email from Walmart dot com stating that my Power-wheels would be available for pickup," said Rohan.
But, later Wednesday evening, Walmart contacted Rohan and told her the deal was off. Officials said they'll be refunding her money and giving a $10 digital gift card for any inconvenience. Walmart said the same goes for many other customers who bought items at drastically reduced prices.