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Sold and shipped by Amazon
$21.99 -- Sep 15 to Sep 30 --> OOS to current

Sold by CrazySteals and Fulfilled by Amazon
$21.69 -- Sep 16 - Sep 19
$22.90 -- Sep 19 - Oct 17 <----- Oct. 11 -- Amazon back in stock at 21.99 for 2 hours
$24.50 -- Oct 17 - Oct 22
$24.49 -- Oct 22 - Oct 23
$25.95 -- Oct. 23 - Nov 3 <----- Oct. 31 -- Amazon back in stock at 21.99 for 2 hours
$26.95 -- Nov 3 - Nov 6
$27.00 -- Nov 6 - Nov 8
$24.99 -- Nov 8 <--- "Discounted by Amazon"... midway back to the regular market price

Note the control-type samples taken at 2 time points in October. My take is that Amazon is investigating whether these discounts on merchant products can redirect sales it loses to competitors like walmart when it can't keep a product in stock but the marketplace merchant can. Better merchant prices makes Amazon as a whole more competitive versus other retailers (Walmart) and the increased revenue transferred to Amazon through fees will more than offset the discounts given at the point of sale.
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Last edited by Steeve November 7, 2017 at 10:20 PM.