A technical glitch led US retailer Walmart to mark down a lot of brand new video games early this morning, and, as a result, some lucky shoppers got their hands on $US60 games like Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4 for just $US18 each.
The glitch, which led Walmart's website to show super-cheap prices for many products this morning, has since been fixed, and handwaved by Walmart as a "technical error". Although Walmart hasn't yet answered whether they'll be honouring all of the orders put through last night, some people were able to order items and pick them up at their local stores today.
Some say they got Walmart to honour really crazy deals — like monitors for $US9 and $US2000 TVs for just a few hundred bucks — but we could only confirm the games. Kotaku reader David sent in some photos (above) of his own haul — two copies of Battlefield 4 and two copies of Pokémon X/Y.
A whole bunch of gamers have gathered in a thread on the CheapAssGamer forums to talk about what they've snagged. One savvy shopper brought the Walmart glitch to Target and convinced them to price-match four brand new games for $US18 each.
We've reached out to Walmart to find out if they'll be honouring all of the orders.