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Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud

 
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11/26/2012 09:30 PM
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Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
They take a blu ray that's been $9.99 for the last 6 months.....mark it as selling normally at $39.99 and then sells it on sale for $9.99 for a whopping 30% cyber Monday discount!!!!


First of all, I have never seen a blu ray movie sold for 40 bucks anywhere and how is this blatant price changing even legal?
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11/26/2012 09:33 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
They are upping the price on most wanted items like gaming systems, mp3 players, tablets, ect. Ect.

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11/26/2012 09:35 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
They take a blu ray that's been $9.99 for the last 6 months.....mark it as selling normally at $39.99 and then sells it on sale for $9.99 for a whopping 30% cyber Monday discount!!!!


First of all, I have never seen a blu ray movie sold for 40 bucks anywhere and how is this blatant price changing even legal?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24209131


Oh for cripes sake it freaking 10 bucks.

Get a life.
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11/26/2012 09:35 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
Grocery stores do the same thing, buy one get one free but they mark it up 50% or more first.
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11/26/2012 09:39 PM
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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
They take a blu ray that's been $9.99 for the last 6 months.....mark it as selling normally at $39.99 and then sells it on sale for $9.99 for a whopping 30% cyber Monday discount!!!!


First of all, I have never seen a blu ray movie sold for 40 bucks anywhere and how is this blatant price changing even legal?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24209131


Oh for cripes sake it freaking 10 bucks.

Get a life.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


I think the point of my gripe was lost on you. I'm not buying anything, I was complaining about their unfair advertising. Some poor granny out there is getting hosed
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11/26/2012 10:25 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
They take a blu ray that's been $9.99 for the last 6 months.....mark it as selling normally at $39.99 and then sells it on sale for $9.99 for a whopping 30% cyber Monday discount!!!!


First of all, I have never seen a blu ray movie sold for 40 bucks anywhere and how is this blatant price changing even legal?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24209131


Oh for cripes sake it freaking 10 bucks.

Get a life.
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


I think the point of my gripe was lost on you. I'm not buying anything, I was complaining about their unfair advertising. Some poor granny out there is getting hosed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24209131


Yeah....they raped granny for $3.00 off her 9.99 purchase.

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...and I got your point....but your example sucked....which was why I picked on it. s226
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11/26/2012 10:27 PM
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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
I shopped on amazon today only because I had a gift card to take the edge off
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11/26/2012 10:33 PM
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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
shoptards are driven by deals and what % they got off.
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shoptards are driven by deals and what % they got off.
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So if you could get 10% off a gasoline purchase....you wouldn't take it?


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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
Amazon.com is having massive problems right now, mainly in reporting things rapidly, but also in how they push certain products over others, aiming to get high ticket items in front of peoples faces this year.

I have behind the scenes info, and the problems are huge. Not reporting sales, or updating shows on time. (It doesn't seem like a big deal, but the more people that get shown a product, the more likely someone is to buy it. The more you sell, supposedly, the more they show people your things. Except they really aren't doing that and haven't been for months.)

My thought is that they over-reached, and did it foolishly during a depression, so are now trying to hold sales for several hours from the reports in order to influence what will sell, in order to make them the highest amount of money at any given moment.

It doesn't chock me that they might also be trying gimmicks to increase sales.
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11/26/2012 10:47 PM
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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
OP is exactly correct. I have been watching various items, mostly electronics, for a several months. Everyone of these items are "on sale" for the same price as before. Only now they have a price 100-200 more crossed out.
not only Amazon, but others too.

JCPenney and Macy's do it every other weekend all year long.

People flip their shit and go nucking futs.
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11/26/2012 10:51 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
Amazon.com is having massive problems right now, mainly in reporting things rapidly, but also in how they push certain products over others, aiming to get high ticket items in front of peoples faces this year.

I have behind the scenes info, and the problems are huge. Not reporting sales, or updating shows on time. (It doesn't seem like a big deal, but the more people that get shown a product, the more likely someone is to buy it. The more you sell, supposedly, the more they show people your things. Except they really aren't doing that and haven't been for months.)

My thought is that they over-reached, and did it foolishly during a depression, so are now trying to hold sales for several hours from the reports in order to influence what will sell, in order to make them the highest amount of money at any given moment.

It doesn't chock me that they might also be trying gimmicks to increase sales.
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Correct they are displaying items they make no or very little money on. Then they can make money on the sale of other things later that support that product.


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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
I have seen some very small price drops but for the most part the prices are the same. e.g. Save $16 on a $300 monitor.
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11/26/2012 11:00 PM
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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
An add on GLP is showing the Blu-ray of Tarantino being sold for $65.99. Here's a screen cap.

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11/26/2012 11:02 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
An add on GLP is showing the Blu-ray of Tarantino being sold for $65.99. Here's a screen cap.

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1711362


Who would pay $65 for a movie ticket and a DVD anyway?

Are there people REALLY that stupid out there? blink
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11/26/2012 11:06 PM

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Re: Amazon Cyber Monday deals are an absolute fraud
Hey, the Kindle Fire is normally $156 and I got it for $126 today, plus I got a 30% off voucher on any accessories for it, so in looking for covers for the Kindles, I saved over $20 on that, PLUS...no tax and NO SHIPPING costs!

I'm not complaining!
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