Amazon cancels all orders for $249 Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE, gives buyers $20 gift cards instead

Sep 16, 2019

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Amazon cancels all orders for $249 Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE, gives buyers $20 gift cards instead

Sep 16, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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If you ordered a $550 Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE from Amazon for $249, it seems that you aren’t getting it after all. Even though this isn’t its first pricing error, Amazon has canceled all orders of the $249 Sony lens because it was “displayed at an incorrect price.”

All customers who had ordered the lens at the lower price got the following email from Amazon:

Hello,

We recently discovered that an error caused the following item(s) to be displayed at an incorrect price:

Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 Lens (SEL85F18/2)

In this case, we’re unable to offer this item for the incorrectly posted price. Therefore, we’ve canceled your order for this item. We’re sorry about this. At any given time, despite our best efforts, a small number of the millions of items on our site may be mispriced.

To make up for any inconvenience, we’re adding a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card to your account. This balance will automatically apply to your next order at Amazon.com.

We hope to see you again soon.

This is strange to see because Amazon often honors its price mistakes, even much bigger than this one. Back in July, for example, Prime Day deals had a bunch of pricing errors. But even then, the users reported that they received their orders even though they paid a fraction of their regular price.

But hey, if Amazon canceled your $249 Sony lens, at least you have a $20 gift card. Perhaps you can use it on the next Prime Day and hope for the pricing errors just like the ones in July.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

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7 responses to “Amazon cancels all orders for $249 Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE, gives buyers $20 gift cards instead”

  1. Kevin Smalls Avatar
    Kevin Smalls

    Damn that’s a good price for the sony 85mm I had need one.

  2. Jason Artiga Avatar
    Jason Artiga

    Mine got shipped it arrived at my office

    1. Jason Artiga Avatar
      Jason Artiga

      Oluwaseun Ijaola Yup, I got notified on alexa that the shipment arrived, and WAS LIKE holy shit, I am still waiting for an email from them just in case they try to charge me the differnce

    2. Jason Artiga Avatar
      Jason Artiga

      Bens Bargins, and the Amazon Sales app let me know about this. I am talking to a lawyer friend to see if they would charge me, It is still in the box just in case

    3. Scott Valentine Avatar
      Scott Valentine

      Typically, once the shipment is physically out the door, Amazon would consider it a loss. They’re still stinging from the last debacle where people got $7k camera bodies for $200 each.

  3. Oluwaseun Ijaola Avatar
    Oluwaseun Ijaola

    I also ordered