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Where is the best forum to begin a discussion concerning Amazon's "new" price adjustment policies?

TJM 1,000 366 May 2, 2016 at 06:58 AM More Amazon Deals
It appears Amazon no longer adjusts your order if the price drops within 7 days from ordering. What is the best forum to start a discussion to see if anyone has been having the same issues?

I purchased stereo speakers last week on Amazon for $299. The price dropped to $286 five days after I made the purchase so I started a help chat session to have them adjust the price, as I have done successfully many times in the past. The chat moderator said Amazon prices fluctuate all the time and they couldn't adjust my final order. They only adjust on TVs and it is their "long standing" policy. I called Amazon directly and the gentlemen reiterated that the "new" policy is for TVs only and their policy just changed on April 28 but was very vague about the subject and couldn't tell me where I could find the policy in writing.

Has anyone else experienced this lately?

Thanks much!
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It appears Amazon no longer adjusts your order if the price drops within 7 days from ordering. What is the best forum to start a discussion to see if anyone has been having the same issues?

I purchased stereo speakers last week on Amazon for $299. The price dropped to $286 five days after I made the purchase so I started a help chat session to have them adjust the price, as I have done successfully many times in the past. The chat moderator said Amazon prices fluctuate all the time and they couldn't adjust my final order. They only adjust on TVs and it is their "long standing" policy. I called Amazon directly and the gentlemen reiterated that the "new" policy is for TVs only and their policy just changed on April 28 but was very vague about the subject and couldn't tell me where I could find the policy in writing.

Has anyone else experienced this lately?

Thanks much!
I thought they stopped that years ago.. they did for me anyway Frown laugh out loud

Someone did make a thread the other day in the lounge http://slickdeals.net/f/8706899-amazon-has-stopped-honoring-price-protections-now But those tend to get silly and way off topic.

Your best bet might be the Product Review Forums... sort of a Merchant Review?

http://slickdeals.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19
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I thought they stopped that years ago.. they did for me anyway Frown laugh out loud

Someone did make a thread the other day in the lounge http://slickdeals.net/f/8706899-amazon-has-stopped-honoring-price-protections-now But those tend to get silly and way off topic.

Your best bet might be the Product Review Forums... sort of a Merchant Review?

http://slickdeals.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19
Excellent! Thanks for the info and the quick reply! It is much appreciated.

Sorry to hear they stopped that years ago for you. I'm sure we didn't abuse the system in any way but I bet every Amazon member probably has a unofficial quota and maybe we just hit that number! Smilie
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Excellent! Thanks for the info and the quick reply! It is much appreciated.

Sorry to hear they stopped that years ago for you. I'm sure we didn't abuse the system in any way but I bet every Amazon member probably has a unofficial quota and maybe we just hit that number! Smilie
I did it twice... but that was several years ago... but I am never lucky in getting any sort of compensation when orders get cancelled either.. where some always do.

I think it's just my lack of luck ..sorry to hear that they stopped it across the board.
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Thing is I wouldn't even try for a small adjustment like $13 or so. Now if it was a difference of $50-100 or so, then I'd say to definitely try for it.

Why would I say not to try for small adjustments? Because if you do it all the time Amazon may brand you as an unprofitable customer and ban you and your account if you do it too often.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...=201133150

It obviously doesn't make any sense if we were to reject/cancel a shipment and then reorder again at the lower price. Waste of time and material resources, especially for a minor amount that they can easily cover. Bad for everybody. They should rethink it. It's retarded.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...=201133150

It obviously doesn't make any sense if we were to reject/cancel a shipment and then reorder again at the lower price. Waste of time and material resources, especially for a minor amount that they can easily cover. Bad for everybody. They should rethink it. It's retarded.
Except that the policy changed a while ago and now outside of I believe TV's, nothing is covered by it. That means that Amazon can and should deny price match requests every time unless it's on something they themselves have it in writing that they allow them on.

You may think it's an inconsequential amount, but add up that $10-15 by how many other customers who may have bought those same item(s) and now want a partial refund on. Not so inconsequential now.

What really amuses me is that customers even try this with third party sellers(of which I'm one on Amazon) even though Amazon themselves doesn't price match on most items. Customers even take it one step further and try to bully third party sellers into giving in by threatening a fake A-Z claim or bad feedback.

The good part is that customers get a set amount of A-Z claims before they themselves are banned from Amazon. Sadly though I believe it's around FIFTY. So that means that a customer can screw up 50 people's selling accounts before they get the boot. So good going to all the people who claim something that isn't true just to save a couple bucks or try to bully sellers into giving you something for free as a way to prevent you from leaving bad feedback.

tl;dr version: Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should. As there are sometimes real people and not a mega corporation being hurt by your entitled attitude.
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