updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed July 28, 2010
Restrictions should limit financial damage
Apple has bowed to pressure in Taiwan and agreed to honor mistaken pricing for the Mac mini. On July 23rd, the company accidentally listed a Mac mini with 8GB of RAM as costing $19,900 NT; the particular model is normally supposed to be priced at $47,000 NT. Some people leapt at the opportunity, only to find their orders later switched to the higher price.
This led to threats of lawsuits, and complaints from a regional organization called the Consumer Foundation. In agreeing to fulfill obligations however, Apple has still imposed some restrictions. A cap of one Mini per person is being enforced, and as the mistake was only present in educational listings, buyers must confirm their eligibility.