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Amazon pricing field in a post

barebottoms 1,336 October 11, 2016 at 07:59 AM
Can you guys code a pricing field for deal post which updates based on pricing from Amazon and within a percentage to still be a valid deal?

Reason being that Amazon's dynamic pricing causes deals to become expired even though it is a good deal.

For example, I posted a tool that is retailing for over $600. Deal price was $360ish from Amazon at the time, then it started bouncing around down to $354 and started climbing. Some where around $370 someone marked the deal expired, but it was still a good deal at that price.

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Can you guys code a pricing field for deal post which updates based on pricing from Amazon and within a percentage to still be a valid deal?

Reason being that Amazon's dynamic pricing causes deals to become expired even though it is a good deal.

For example, I posted a tool that is retailing for over $600. Deal price was $360ish from Amazon at the time, then it started bouncing around down to $354 and started climbing. Some where around $370 someone marked the deal expired, but it was still a good deal at that price.
Hi, At that point your deal is expired for the price you listed it as. You have the option to come back in and update your thread.

If another member creates a new thread with the current, correct price yours would be sent to deal talk and theirs left in hot deals. That would be fair.

I don't think it's fair to make a floating price point field and let reps stand.
Say you created a thread for a deal that was $354 and many thought "That's really amazing!" and repped it up. Then as it climbed.. fewer and fewer people thought it was an amazing deal.. but all of those reps are still there. and yet the thread looks like that was the price all along. Seems misleading to me.
Of course this is my opinion.

And this is the Site Questions, Issues or Suggestions forum so we welcome others to join in the discussion of the topic.

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Understood. Rep free since 2007 Big Grin

I guess going down in price should expire the deal too Wink

Depends on the deal I suppose. within 1/2 off retail with a few percent swing is a good deal in my book. But low price items I guess true to SD every penny should count. Thanks for the feed back.

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Hi, At that point your deal is expired for the price you listed it as. You have the option to come back in and update your thread.

If another member creates a new thread with the current, correct price yours would be sent to deal talk and theirs left in hot deals. That would be fair.

I don't think it's fair to make a floating price point field and let reps stand.
Say you created a thread for a deal that was $354 and many thought "That's really amazing!" and repped it up. Then as it climbed.. fewer and fewer people thought it was an amazing deal.. but all of those reps are still there. and yet the thread looks like that was the price all along. Seems misleading to me.
Of course this is my opinion.

And this is the Site Questions, Issues or Suggestions forum so we welcome others to join in the discussion of the topic.
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Quote from barebottoms View Post :
Understood. Rep free since 2007

I guess going down in price should expire the deal too

Depends on the deal I suppose. within 1/2 off retail with a few percent swing is a good deal in my book. But low price items I guess true to SD every penny should count. Thanks for the feed back.
If the price goes down usually members either quote the OP and let them know so they can update the thread (the nice version)...or they do go and make a newer thread.

I do understand your view. I'm just basing my replies on my interpretation and knowledge of the community as I have seen it. I have seen many times when a price drops a lot and a member makes a new thread before the OP gets around to updating the price.

It's an interesting concept though and would like to see what others have to say as well.
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