We’ve seen just about every mobile device around eventually going on sale in the long haul to as low as $0.99 or even free on contract. But for a BMW? Man, that’s extremely rare. But it happened anyway this week in New Zealand. A car dealership there, named Stadium Cars, accidentally sold a 1994 blue BMW 320i online for just $1. And soon enough, the sweet sounding mistake caught the ears of one Trade Me buyer named ”bignz” who is reportedly from Rangiora – a rural town in the South Island of New Zealand. Check out another photo after the break.
Lucky for him, after clicking the “buy now” button, he became the new proud owner of the BMW. Apparently the dealership honored the sale, in spite of the fact that it was a mistake. Stadium Cars manager Mike Nokes said the $1 price was an error. Nokes explained that the dealership will usually put up cars for auction on the site with a $1 reserve. The problem was that the buy now option was mistakenly added to the latest one. “I thought, ‘Whoops’, but it is what it is. You can only laugh about it,” Nokes said. “Obviously not an ideal outcome for us as the seller. However, we are firm believers in the auction process and for it to be fair to buyers and sellers alike.” Ouch, that was a costly typo.
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