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Reef Women's Rover Hi WT Winter Boot from $27 (reg $100+)

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Good looking boot with water resistant leather upper. Normally $100+ elsewhere.

Many sizes are on sale for around $30-40 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...th=1&psc=1

All sizes quick link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-l...e_name=all


Official website: https://www.reef.com/shop/women-l...t-RF0A362A
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$40 - $60 is the maximum price of almost every size in October.

Current -- Previous today -- Size
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$39.51 -- $39.51 -- 6.5
$45.91 -- $27.32 -- 7.5
$48.65 -- $27.73 -- 8.5
$52.87 -- $28.07 -- 6.0
$53.96 -- $29.86 -- 9.5
$56.74 -- $43.61 -- 8.0
$65.26 -- $20.49 - 10.0
$128.68 - $19.49 -- 7.0
$130.00 - $27.17 -- 5.0
$130.00 - $33.52 - 11.0
$129.98 - $24.69 -- 9.0
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$40 - $60 -- maximum price in october for almost every size. The current and immediately preceding price for each size from least to most expensive:

$39.51 -- 6.5 B (M) US -- previous price $39.51
$45.91 -- 7.5 B (M) US -- previous price $27.32
$48.65 -- 8.5 B (M) US -- previous price $27.73
$52.87 -- 6.0 B (M) US -- previous price $28.07
$53.96 -- 9.5 B (M) US -- previous price $29.86
$56.74 -- 8.0 B (M) US -- previous price $43.61
$65.26 -- 10 B (M) US -- previous price $20.49
$128.68 -- 7.0 B (M) US -- previous price $19.49
$130.00 -- 5.0 B (M) US -- previous price $27.17
$130.00 -- 11 B (M) US -- previous price $33.52
$129.98 -- 9.0 B (M) US -- previous price $24.69
Where did you get this info?
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$40 - $60 is the maximum price of almost every size in October.

Current -- Previous today -- Size
---------------------------------------------
$39.51 -- $39.51 -- 6.5
$45.91 -- $27.32 -- 7.5
$48.65 -- $27.73 -- 8.5
$52.87 -- $28.07 -- 6.0
$53.96 -- $29.86 -- 9.5
$56.74 -- $43.61 -- 8.0
$65.26 -- $20.49 - 10.0
$128.68 - $19.49 -- 7.0
$130.00 - $27.17 -- 5.0
$130.00 - $33.52 - 11.0
$129.98 - $24.69 -- 9.0
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SD effect.

Amazon has an aggressive algorithm that reprices within a minute of someone buying a hugely discounted and infrequently purchased item. Usually only one or a few is available at the price.

Once someone places an order for the item the algorithm checks the inventory and if it thinks the prices shouldn't stay low for the remaining inventory, it will make the prices jump. Even if the order is canceled, the price on Amazon will stay inflated, only to go back down slowly like it did before when no one purchases the item.

My point is you can find these items on Amazon and you can in fact buy all of the available stock from Amazon at the lowest price point. I'm not sure why anyone would do that unless they plan on reselling, but Amazon will lose money because they don't intend to sell out the entire inventory at the hugely discounted price.

There are resellers on eBay and Amazon that are in this business. They buy on Amazon for 70% off or more, make the prices on Amazon jump, then put the item on Amazon Marketplace for sale.
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SD effect.

Amazon has an aggressive algorithm that reprices within a minute of someone buying a hugely discounted and infrequently purchased item. Usually only one or a few is available at the price.

Once someone places an order for the item the algorithm checks the inventory and if it thinks the prices shouldn't stay low for the remaining inventory, it will make the prices jump. Even if the order is canceled, the price on Amazon will stay inflated, only to go back down slowly like it did before when no one purchases the item.

My point is you can find these items on Amazon and you can in fact buy all of the available stock from Amazon at the lowest price point. I'm not sure why anyone would do that unless they plan on reselling, but Amazon will lose money because they don't intend to sell out the entire inventory at the hugely discounted price.

There are resellers on eBay and Amazon that are in this business. They buy on Amazon for 70% off or more, make the prices on Amazon jump, then put the item on Amazon Marketplace for sale.
1. I don't think you did this on purpose. But it's common for an OP to use the list or current price at another retailer as the "regular price" of an item. This leads others to make judgments based on incomplete or misleading information. For example the title states "(reg $100+)" but I think it should state either "(List Price $100+)" or it should provide more accurate information as to the regular price of the product. In this case, every size and color of the product except one was available for $40 to $60 for approximately 1 month prior to the deal being posted. Therefore, the regularly available price in both the market and at this retailer is $40-60, even if every other retailer sells it for $100. That is the reason I listed the pricing data above.

2. The description above is a good explanation of the overall concept of algorithm-based repricing strategies however the Amazon-specific algorithm is much more complicated. There are many, many, many more variables besides the occurrence of a single or multiple sales.

3. The SD effect and a repricing strategy are only tangentially related IMO. Yes, an algorithm will increase price in response to a sudden and dramatic rise in demand or decline in stock (e.g. SD effect). However, preventing catastrophic losses due to incorrect pricing is only a back-up function of the algorithm rather than the principle strategy around which the algorithm was designed.

4. Note that a purchase cancelled within the 30 minute window, before entering the shipping process, will result in the price returning to its previous state shortly thereafter (within hours) in most circumstances. In c1ertain other circumstances the price may remain at some increased level but that would be atypical.
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