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Just browsing the web for a couple of thin over the head fleeces for lounging around the house. Saw a Trespass one for £13.99, £12 if you bought two. Free delivery. Ideal. Same price(ish) on Amazon. Snowinn.com - £31.95. Shocked Puzzled Do they seriously expect people, in this day and age with Google etc, to be daft enough not to shop around and pay their inflated prices. I was truly gobsmacked.
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@Awdbugga, I honestly expect Ebay to become the definitive selling-price website in 10-15 years. Best if not lowest price online retailer for general stuff.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
so long as enough buy, then yes they will continue.
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You're overpaying. They cost about a fiver at Decathlon
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
ebay & if you dont mind cheap chinese stuff & slow delivery time. alliexpress.
I purchased a USB telescope yesterday. cheapest on ebay/amazon was £15 - Alliexpress was just over £7!
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@Awdbugga, SnowInn and all of the ‘Inn’ family put place holders on their website and then seemingly forget about them, hence the high prices. Occasionally when a new kit website announces a new product it will only appear on US websites and SnowInn with an Unavailable tag.

Amazon also have massive price ranges, so something that is nominally £10, will be £11 or £12 with Prime, but will also appear up to £20 or £30 more. I’ve also seen specific tools which are say £30, have listing in the hundreds. I guess there are some pricing algorithms and listing volume discounts at play.

I’ve bought items off Amazon which have doubled in price from the same seller the next day.
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I have come to conclusion with Amazon that if a product is new or close to being a Best Seller, they will discount heavily or put an offer on it to sell enough to get that Best Seller tag or get higher in search listings, as the leads to more sales. Exactly like your lost leaders in supermarkets designed to get you in the store. Great if you can catch them Happy
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
@NickyJ, interesting thought...but when searching on Amazon or clicking on the item do you really have any idea about the seller and there 'store'. I dont but maybe others do. I search and look at several offers for the item and go for the cheapest including postage unless there are poor reviews. I never take any notice of who the seller is
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This is a useful website for tracking price changes on Amazon. Simply add the URL of the item you are interested in and it will show the price history. You can also set an alert so if an item you are interested in falls below a specified price you will get an email notification.

https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@NickyJ, interesting thought...but when searching on Amazon or clicking on the item do you really have any idea about the seller and there 'store'. I dont but maybe others do. I search and look at several offers for the item and go for the cheapest including postage unless there are poor reviews. I never take any notice of who the seller is


No and not what I was saying, my theory is they are after the “Best seller” tags against their product. This is based on watching and item intending to buy but waiting for one reason of other. Then price jumps hit it was now a “Best Seller”
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@NickyJ, ah..I was responding to the loss leader point. A loss leader only works if people stay in the store and buy more. The best seller tag on Amazon won't get that result. So the seller reduces the prices and gets best seller status and sells those of that item but nothing else. Amazon's model is certainly to sell products themselves and undercut other sellers
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@NickyJ, ah..I was responding to the loss leader point. A loss leader only works if people stay in the store and buy more. The best seller tag on Amazon won't get that result. So the seller reduces the prices and gets best seller status and sells those of that item but nothing else. Amazon's model is certainly to sell products themselves and undercut other sellers


The loss leader is for those future sales theey will get from being tagged as a Best Seller (is my assumption). Obviously don’t have access to actual sales figures.
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@NickyJ, yes..but what I am saying is does anyone really notice who the seller is for next time...or do you think people do so having had a good deal once will seek out products from that seller? Best seller tag isn't necessarily the cheapest especially with postage so each product has to live or die on the day
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@holidayloverxx, my suspicion is that with the general sheep mentality seeing it as a Best Seller will make people more likely to select and it raises it in the search listing for a product type / name. Precisely because people don’t tend to notice / cad about the seller underneath that this works
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
NickyJ wrote:
...seeing it as a Best Seller will make people more likely to select ...
Is this on Amazon? Don't think I've ever noticed that.
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Yep on Amazon. I have noticed they are always in first few returned and suggested when looking at competing similar item.
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