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#4486321 - 08/12/17 07:25 AM Amazon Price Changes
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Yesterday I was doing a large item order with Amazon- not a bunch of money buy a bunch of junk I needed.
I was adding to my cart through the whole day trying to get it all at once. I had a bunch of "add on" items

Amazon kept changing the prices like I was on the stock exchange.
One item was $3.09 and it changed hourly and often by just 1 cent at a time
Crazy.............
You ever notice if you buy something on a regular basis and want it later Amazon targets you at a higher price?
I see that often

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#4486336 - 08/12/17 07:56 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3532
Loc: New England
It makes absolute sense to be dynamic and competitive with other places along with demand.

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#4486363 - 08/12/17 08:25 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 462
Loc: texas
go to www.camelcamelcamel.com and see a chart of the price changes for every item on Amazon.

You can even set email alerts to let you know when the price has dropped below a setpoint.


Edited by danez_yoda (08/12/17 08:25 AM)

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#4486366 - 08/12/17 08:31 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: danez_yoda]
AirgunSavant Offline


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Originally Posted By: danez_yoda
go to www.camelcamelcamel.com and see a chart of the price changes for every item on Amazon.

You can even set email alerts to let you know when the price has dropped below a setpoint.


That is very nice for the price checker... Thanks
My post was simply one cent changes often. But nothing is wrong with it.

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#4486410 - 08/12/17 09:35 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
Reddy45 Offline


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It isn't necessarily Amazon that is changing the price. Many items sold on the website are fulfilled by third parties who can set their own prices. On top of that, third parties who sell on Amazon can pay for a service that monitors item pricing and adjusts their own item prices in response.

So the item in your cart is simply a reflection of who has the item in stock at the time and the price they have set.

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#4486412 - 08/12/17 09:35 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
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You can always buy at other place
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#4486431 - 08/12/17 09:45 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: FermeLaPorte]
AirgunSavant Offline


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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
You can always buy at other place

It wasn't about saving money. It was about going up a penny at a time.
I just kept getting the cart warning.

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#4486432 - 08/12/17 09:45 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Changing prices are good too. But yes those fast and frequent cart changes are annoying.

I purchased some Raybestos brake pads that sell in the mid to upper $30 range for $15. Purchased a Innova inductive timing light that sells in the mid to upper $20 price range for $16. Just lucked into those, but using a price checker set with alerts can save a significant amount of money especially if you have time to wait before the purchase.
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#4486445 - 08/12/17 10:03 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: BigD1]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
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Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: BigD1
Changing prices are good too. But yes those fast and frequent cart changes are annoying.

I purchased some Raybestos brake pads that sell in the mid to upper $30 range for $15. Purchased a Innova inductive timing light that sells in the mid to upper $20 price range for $16. Just lucked into those, but using a price checker set with alerts can save a significant amount of money especially if you have time to wait before the purchase.


Yes I agree
I don't like wasting days-hrs to get a price- some people do. But if it is business stuff sometimes every dollar counts.
Especially if you burn through it rapidly. They had M1 filters going crazy yesterday. I almost picked up a few but hey I don't need them...

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#4486453 - 08/12/17 10:12 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
One thing on Amazon
If somebody searches your email addy or phone number your Amazon Wish list can be found
Just keep that in mind if that kind of stuff bothers you.

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#4486462 - 08/12/17 10:40 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Registered: 08/02/14
Posts: 1452
Loc: Gulf Coast, MS
A lot of sellers on Amazon use bots to undercut other sellers. It's normally not that dramatic but every now and then you will find a item where 2-3 sellers bots go at it and under cut the others by $5 or so dollars.

I remember once I was looking to buy a full series that was selling for $46 an it was down to $12 new. Amazon alone was offering $20 trade in for it lol.

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#4486466 - 08/12/17 10:52 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5390
Loc: MIchigan
I wonder if it has to do with changes in SHIPPING prices. Gas prices etc.

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#4486474 - 08/12/17 11:24 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
spackard Offline


Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1714
Loc: CA
They've been doing the penny changes for years. I remember reading about it probably in '08 or so; speculation is they make more money. Even a lot of clicks from different computers will send a price up.

You can make up a Wish List and put everything into it.
Over time it'll tell you if the price went up or down. If something goes up, just don't order it. My experience is it comes back down in a week or two. (Also, stuff does go down in price over time, and sometimes things go down unexpectedly, so with the Wish List you get to watch for that too.)

You can change the things from Wish List to cart, and check out, rather quickly, avoiding the penny stuff.

Prices are going to be firming up/creeping up now that we're into August, probably until late January. June and July are good discount months.

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#4486475 - 08/12/17 11:32 AM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: Warstud]
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Registered: 06/24/04
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Loc: St. Louis
Originally Posted By: Warstud
I wonder if it has to do with changes in SHIPPING prices. Gas prices etc.


That is what I was thinking. I remember going to FedEx and was told they calculate wind speed, etc, when calculating shipping price. There are a lot of variables that go into shipping price. What you may be seeing is their computer is just getting better at looking at all the variables that go into the final price and adjusting price when things change.
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#4486536 - 08/12/17 01:09 PM Re: Amazon Price Changes [Re: AirgunSavant]
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Posts: 1418
Loc: Minnesota
Vendors try to stay on top of the selection. So the fight often time is over a penny or two to stay on top.
I have Prime so don't care about the shipping [censored] and add items that I have on wish list and need through the day and often are packed and shipped together unless are coming out of way different warehouses. Just got a small grill and a generator that they shipped up from Florida.
The savings with watching the list a few times a day has saved me about $200 in upgrades for the 99 truck alone in the last month. Led taillight assembly, projector headlights and airlift bags.


Edited by bioburner (08/12/17 01:19 PM)
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