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Best Buy just sold thousands of $200 gift cards for $15

 
Hayley Peterson
updated: 7/15/2015 8:11 AM

A glitch on Best Buy's website enabled thousands of people to buy gift cards worth $200 for just $15 on Tuesday night, Time reports.

The glitch — which has since been fixed — was first reported in a thread on Reddit and reportedly lasted several hours.

Best Buy told Business Insider Wednesday afternoon that it wouldn't be honoring the gift cards.

"Everyone makes mistakes and, unfortunately, we made one last night," a company spokesman said. "We regret the error and we are canceling all pending orders on the affected gift cards."

A similar glitch on Wal-Mart's website two years ago caused a massive frenzy when customers were able to purchase TVs and computer monitors costing up to $600 for as little as $8.

Wal-Mart did not honor the purchases that were made during the glitch.

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