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Amazon peeve, WTF? < Updated >
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 14, 2021 07:35PM
Per prior thread; $13 Amazon item was on sale for $9...., and had $2 "click here" coupon, making it a very attractive purchase.... but had to order individually to get $7 ea. pricing, otherwise it was $2 off the entire order.

Well, a whole bunch showed up today (in separate envelopes), and spousal unit liked 'em (I had gotten some for her previously). Wanted more, for more presents. So now I go back, and they're priced at $6.50 ea., no coupon click needed, and no quantity restriction at that price. Go figure!
(YKW had me order 5 more, to cost average down)

We also ordered a couple from the second most popular AMZ vendor the other day, because they had a "limited time deal" for same $7 tag at that time, but literally could only buy one at a time per order. Go back today, and they're up to $9 each, no limit, since the limited time was evidently up. Amazon is yankin' a lot of chains these days.... they both routinely rotate prices from $9 thru $13, with the majority of the time priced at $10, so anything under $9 is a real sale.

Just for shiggles, there was new AMZ seller the other day that had their offering for only $6/ea., so I ordered two of those, too, just to see if they were any good. While we were pleasantly surprised, spousal unit (as noted above) has opted to stick with the big guns. Newbie's packaging was better, but big gun's leather case is better. Fit and finish of both products looks similar, but other human knows big gun's quality from personal use, and wants to wait for feedback from gift recipients before splurging on more newbie product. "Sure, honey, let your friends be the guinea pigs..."

Amazon madness is never ending.
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Re: Amazon peeve, WTF? < Updated >
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 14, 2021 08:11PM
Hey, I've seen some Must Have® goodie mentioned here and sold at AMZ that was on sale for a few hours or less.

As penance for not checking in regularly at MRF to catch the deal, I flagellated myself (and not in a good way) and refused to buy the widget at the slightly increased regular price, because it wasn't a deal!






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Re: Amazon peeve, WTF? < Updated >
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 14, 2021 09:16PM
Are you ashamed to say what it is? winking smiley



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Re: Amazon peeve, WTF? < Updated >
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 15, 2021 01:19AM
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Are you ashamed to say what it is? winking smiley

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Re: Amazon peeve, WTF? < Updated >
Posted by: Buzz
Date: June 15, 2021 03:20PM
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space-time
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Are you ashamed to say what it is? winking smiley

:this:

well, kinda, but let's just say it primarily falls into the personal grooming category, w/ slight overlap into health/medical....
high turnover on AMZ of Chinese products.
don't want to be distracted by domestic products that cost 4X+, even though I'm sure they're better.
other human has nasty habit of losing/misplacing this kind of stuff, so cheaper is better.
she's on like her 5th or 6th rev, while I still use my original from many years ago.
as noted, she likes giving little gifts like this, so it will be interesting to get feedback on the newbies....
if they run true to form, and feedback is really good, they'll either be gone from AMZ, or double the price when we check back.
high rated, big sellers of Chinese product only seem to last 2 - 3 years on AMZ, but there are decent rated, OK sellers that have been there for 5 - 6 years.
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