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Amazon Prime Day Price Inflation

frank6439 47 10 July 21, 2016 at 02:38 AM
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I ordered a few items on Amazon Prime Day. Just out of curiosity I checked back to see the prices of the items and in all but one case, the current price today is the same or nearly the same as the price of the item on Prime Day after the Lighting Deal or other promotion offered that day. In other words, the prices of at least some items were INFLATED for Prime Day.

As one example the price of Right Guard Sport Clear Gel Anti Perspirant Deodorant, Active, 3 Ounce (Pack of 6) TWO DAYS BEFORE Prime Day (July 10) was $14.99. ONE DAY BEFORE Prime Day the price was increased to $17.08. On Prime Day the price was INCREASED to $19.36 and a discount of 35% was offered. AFTER Prime Day the price returned to $14.99. Price history (except the price on Prime Day itself) courtesy of camel^3

I found the same pattern on every other item I purchased that day, except for one.
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I ordered a few items on Amazon Prime Day. Just out of curiosity I checked back to see the prices of the items and in all but one case, the current price today is the same or nearly the same as the price of the item on Prime Day after the Lighting Deal or other promotion offered that day. In other words, the prices of at least some items were INFLATED for Prime Day.

As one example the price of Right Guard Sport Clear Gel Anti Perspirant Deodorant, Active, 3 Ounce (Pack of 6) TWO DAYS BEFORE Prime Day (July 10) was $14.99. ONE DAY BEFORE Prime Day the price was increased to $17.08. On Prime Day the price was INCREASED to $19.36 and a discount of 35% was offered. AFTER Prime Day the price returned to $14.99. Price history (except the price on Prime Day itself) courtesy of camel^3

I found the same pattern on every other item I purchased that day, except for one.
just like shopping in stores you have to do your research on what a good deal is or not. I got many deals on prime day that were a significant price drop than usual on amazon and elsewhere. just like many stores weekly sales just because its called prime day you have to know what a good price is or not
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