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Penn Plax Cascade Canister Filter 1000 gph: 265 price mistake $44.28

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So right now, petco has this 20% off orders over $60, if you pick it up in store.

They price matched amazon, but the way they do it, is they take off the 20% from their original price.

I mean it's already kind of silly to take 20% off AFTER price match. but to subtract the 20% off from the original price... i mean that's just ridiculous...

So if you don't understand the math: Original price was $125.99. Amazon price is 69.24. They took 20% off, to get $100.79. And then they subtracted the price difference from amazon, (100.79 - 56.75 = 44.04). And then you add in tax somewhere? I don't know. I just know that I just paid $44.28 for something that would have cost $73.39 from amazon after tax. And amazon already had a pretty sweet deal on this thing.

stipulations:
1. You have to talk to them in the chat. and their website is kind of slow right now for me i don't know why.
2. you need to pay with a credit card (added to your payment methods in your account)
3. you have to pick it up at your local store, the coupon doesn't work for shipped orders.

seriously a 265 gph canister filter for only $44.28? msrp is $140, what is this madness???

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How did you decide this was a good idea to post? Basically someone on chat at Petco made a mistake with your price match to amazon and applying a coupon and so it's a price mistake. Start the TDs…
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Is this the first one of 2020??
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His 2020 can only get better if he starts with bottom level trash post ::roll safe meme::
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This kind of fluke happens once in a while, but it's not worth posting since it is very unlikely for anyone to be able to replicate it. A few weeks ago, Target chat rep made a mistake and issued refund twice on the same order, and I ended up getting $117 worth of products for $3, after accounting for promo GC that came with the order. It was insane. I'm guessing maybe the chat rep was drunk lol... But, posting that wouldn't help anyone, so I didn't. Happy for you that this happened to you though. Congrats.
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This thing has regularly been $70 on Amazon for the last 3yrs per CCC
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How did you decide this was a good idea to post? Basically someone on chat at Petco made a mistake with your price match to amazon and applying a coupon and so it's a price mistake. Start the TDs…
Did you try to get the PM and discount yourself?
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This kind of fluke happens once in a while, but it's not worth posting since it is very unlikely for anyone to be able to replicate it. A few weeks ago, Target chat rep made a mistake and issued refund twice on the same order, and I ended up getting $117 worth of products for $3, after accounting for promo GC that came with the order. It was insane. I'm guessing maybe the chat rep was drunk lol... But, posting that wouldn't help anyone, so I didn't. Happy for you that this happened to you though. Congrats.
Did you try replicating this deal?
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This kind of fluke happens once in a while, but it's not worth posting since it is very unlikely for anyone to be able to replicate it. A few weeks ago, Target chat rep made a mistake and issued refund twice on the same order, and I ended up getting $117 worth of products for $3, after accounting for promo GC that came with the order. It was insane. I'm guessing maybe the chat rep was drunk lol... But, posting that wouldn't help anyone, so I didn't. Happy for you that this happened to you though. Congrats.
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How did you decide this was a good idea to post? Basically someone on chat at Petco made a mistake with your price match to amazon and applying a coupon and so it's a price mistake. Start the TDs…
well actually i didn't have to do anything, i just said i'd like to have price match + 20% off, and i even told him my expected price ($56) which is actually amazing, and then he billed me $44.28, so yes, as long as you're ok with chatting with a rep for a couple minutes, this seems to be their standard treatment of price match + 20% off.

it wouldn't be such a good deal for most items, it's just because the price difference is so ridiculous
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guys if you're looking for an aquarium filter, this is a no-brainer. canister filters are usually $150+, it was already a great deal on amazon, this is a freaking bargain...
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Definitely not what I would call a Price Mistake but definitely a great price for a great canister filter if you are able to replicate! Happy New Year SDers!!
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This is a good deal if you can replicate it
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Are you high bro?
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