At double the price Hmm maybe they decided this was a way to make their Express and Liquor businesses have better trade for a day or two.
Latest email to me regarding the issue from Coles:
" Dear XXXXXXXXXXXXX,
Today we experienced a technical issue with our point of sale system in Coles supermarkets nationally. We were briefly unable to process transactions, which we know would have been frustrating for customers shopping in our stores. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.
As a thank you for the patience shown to our team members while they worked hard to get us back up and running, this weekend all shoppers in Coles supermarkets and Liquorland stores will receive triple Flybuys points on their food, groceries or liquor purchases.
And to help customers who were unable to complete their shopping in-store, we’re offering free home delivery on our online shopping orders of $50 or more until Sunday 18 October. You can shop online with Coles here (link removed as was personalised)
We value everyone that shops with us and thank you for bearing with us as we get back up on our feet.
The Coles Team"
The use of briefly unable is a bit of a long stretch on what I would think was briefly and the actual time it took to rectify, their briefly is a bit of puffery in my opinion