How often does Amazon change their prices?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chiggs, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Chiggs macrumors member

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    Is this against the law? Amazon sent me an E-Mail offering me a DVD at a certain price. I clicked on the link they provided me in the E-Mail less than 4 hours after they sent it to me and the price was 15% higher. Doesn't seem right...
     
  2. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I would assume that they change prices to be competitive. But any business reserves the right to up the price, im sure its in the fine print.

    But seriously is this a real post or just a guise to get hits to your blog?

    Ed
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not going to click on that link. ;)


    All I know is that if they made you an offer on a CD, they should honour it. If you went to their site and find that they raised the price on a DVD, it's their choice.
     
  4. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Amazon has been accused of engaging in 'dynamic pricing'. People have actually looked at an item at a particular price, went shopping some more, returned later only to find the price was now higher. Many companies engage in this. Crucial is a well-documented culprit. Dell also does it. Profile information is stored about your buying habits. These may be in the form of cookies, but many on-line retailers share information among themselves. If you look like an easy chicken to pluck, they will up the price if given the opportunity.
     
  5. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    Very often

    Recently I was buying a Memory Stick for a friend, and it was around $19.99 for 1Gb. He didn't make his mind then, so the next day, he says "let's buy it"... I go in, and it costs $30+!!!! :eek:

    Fortunately we searched somemore and found a 2Gb for ~$22, and that's what he got. But yes, Amazon does change the prices very often... even several times in the same day!
     
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i was shopping around for a tv and was about to make a decision. but when i went back, the price had risen $100. bought from costco instead.
     
  7. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    They change prices all the effin time. I wonder if it is dynamic pricing??? Not so long ago I had a cart full of stuff, most of which was 25% off or more. I wasn't sure whether I should spend however much my total was, so I decided to sleep on it (actually of 7 hours later). Of course, when I came back to my cart everything had gone up (aside from a Yoko Ono book:D ). Needless to say, Amazon decided for me and I didn't buy anything.

    YT
     

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