Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Amazon Prices change so quickly. Why?
Old 11-24-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 346
Amazon Prices change so quickly. Why?

Has anyone noticed this on Amazon. And why?

I was looking at a Seiko watch. It was $53. Next day, $51, a minute later, $49.

Next day, I thought I'd order the watch, Price $67.

Has anyone else noticed this rapid price change for Amazon products?

Just curious.

wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 9,685
Just like airline tickets! Presumably the ability to use information systems to match price points that will match market demand.

Meadbh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2008, 03:20 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
Lakedog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 623
Some of their price changes are way out there -- when I was looking for a specific camera, the change was as much as $100 overnight. Seems like they sometimes have glitches in pricing, so I usually check back over a few days and wait for the best price. This even happens when the item is sold by Amazon (as opposed to other retailers on their site). I can understand the pricing changes when the item is sold by other retailers, but it seems odd when the item is actually sold by Amazon. I rarely buy unless the item is sold directly by Amazon (due to free shipping).
Lakedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
saluki9's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,032
Many times the quick price changes are due to them using multiple vendors to actually ship the product.

Dozens of different retailers sell through When they sell out of an item it then switches over to the next lowest priced retailer. This is common when buying electronics from them.
saluki9 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon Kindle ... again KB Other topics 104 07-30-2010 04:54 PM
Used Books At Amazon kaneohe Other topics 14 08-09-2008 11:32 PM
Amazon Kindle joesxm3 Other topics 46 03-28-2008 12:40 PM
Very frustrated with modhatter Other topics 6 09-25-2006 09:15 PM cube_rat Other topics 7 01-18-2006 07:07 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:57 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.