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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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The iPad mini 402$ really??? 73$ more???? seriously??? http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Ipad-Min...I1C543LYNL853M
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:19 AM   #2
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The iPad mini 402$ really??? 73$ more???? seriously??? http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Ipad-Min...I1C543LYNL853M
Yea the prices are out there right now, just wait a little bit longer and the prices will come back down to reality. I think they were selling the mini cellular for 1500 which is just insane.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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That is b.c it is sold by a 3rd party....not amazon
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
Maybe because they don't bother to read?
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
Because generally people aren't that savvy.
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
exactly. Amazon is just a "safer" ebay/craigslist unless you buy directly from amazon.
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
my concern is not with Amazon, is for the price... 73$ more is a insane for a mini
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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my concern is not with Amazon, is for the price... 73$ more is a insane for a mini
Didn't you read? The price isn't set by amazon. It's set by sellers that sell through amazon. Heck, I can list my mini on there right now for $1000.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:21 AM   #10
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my concern is not with Amazon, is for the price... 73$ more is a insane for a mini
Yes, I agree. But the way you phrased your statement it implied it was an Amazon price and it's not. It's a 3rd party price on Amazon. Amazon has no input on how 3rd party resellers price their items.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:26 AM   #11
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my concern is not with Amazon, is for the price... 73$ more is a insane for a mini
It's no different than what sellers on eBay do...
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
This is very useful information if you shop there. Amazon doesn't police this and many, many, very unscrupulous vendors use this ignorance to their advantage and mark up some items beyond belief.

I've see quite a few items marked up a 200 to 500%. The ones they do this with aren't presently available so when you search for your item, it hits on the bad vendor. Often this unavailability is just a temporary thing, with the crooked vendors in for the lull. There are probably a hundred or more of this type of thing going on right now.

Amazon is truly a jungle.
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Amazon is truly a jungle.
If Amazon is a jungle it has a well-marked and easily navigated path. Just confirm that the seller is Amazon or a trusted 3rd party (e.g. J&R). As a Prime member, I filter all searches fro Prime sellers. Usually the easiest step to pick through the chaff.
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I don't understand why so many people do not understand that products sold directly by Amazon state "Ships and sold by Amazon," and that everything else, whether Amazon ships it or not is sold by 3rd party and priced by that 3rd party, not Amazon.
The same reason politicians spend billions every election to advertise on the radio, TV and print media. (Many) People will chose believe anything they see, regardless of what's logical and realistic.

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That's capitalism for you, supply and demand. Clearly the seller thinks people are willing to spend the inflated price. I have no problem with the action, but that doesn't mean I'd be willing to spend the $$ on it.
I've bought new products for higher than retail before... nothing wrong with a business trying to capitalize on demand. Tho Americans say "corporate greed" yet if they had 10 of the iPads and 100 customers lined up wanting them, do you think they wouldn't try to get as much as they could too? Hypocrites.
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