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Normally, when a website slashes a line through one of their product prices, that means that they're on sale for less. But a recent mixup at Banana Republic marked pairs of mens' pants with higher prices instead of lower ones. The lower prices came through when the user actually purchased the pants, but it was pretty confusing in the meantime. One customer, who'd gotten a Banana marketing email about the promotion, sent in this picture of the sale-that-wasn't-a-sale-but-then-was. [Consumerist]