I initially thought I perhaps needed glasses.
After posting on Friday afternoon an item regarding the league’s decision to make the Golden Snitch of football footage available to anyone and everyone as part of a Game Rewind package that would cost only $59.99, the league office advised PFT that the price is actually $69.99.
So I went back and checked the link, I saw that the price was $69.99, and I confirmed that, indeed, the price is $69.99. Chalking it up to the effects of the aging process on the optic nerve, I assumed I had seen the “6″ as a “5″.
As it turns out, I had seen correctly. At some point on Friday afternoon, the league jacked the price up by 10 bucks.
Though some have explained that it merely reflected the expiration of a two-day promotional period, the league office admits (without explanation) that the initial price of $59.99 “was an incorrect listing.”
We could pry from 345 Park Avenue no details regarding how the price came to be listed incorrectly. Was it a typo? An error in communication?
Or was it simply a decision based on the reaction to the news that the price point was too low?
Either way, anyone who climbed on the “All-22″ bus before late afternoon on Friday received a $10 bonus for getting there first.
Unless, of course, the league attempts to extract from you a portrait of the man who was killed by Aaron Burr.