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2013-02-21 17:41:11.192138+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Hmmm... Reports in the wild of Amazon Prime being charged 15% more than non-Prime customers...

Edit: Debunking the Amazon Prime pricing myth.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-22 04:33:27.782988+00 by: other_todd

I meant to go follow up on that earlier today; I've had Amazon Prime for quite a while, I watch prices pretty closely, and I was pretty sure your reports from the wild were overblown. Glad to see the follow-up.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-22 15:03:01.493776+00 by: Dan Lyke

And here's someone asserting the other way: http://brightviolet.wordpress....isnt-such-a-good-deal-after-all/

#Comment Re: made: 2013-02-22 19:44:39.801117+00 by: other_todd

Yeah but check the comments. Once again that seems to be a difference between "shipped by Amazon" and "third party seller."

I'm not saying Amazon is above such games. I have no illusions about their morals. But for the things I buy regularly (media: books, DVDs, etc) the "street price" is pretty easy to establish and I haven't seen any signs that they're overcharging Prime members.

If anything I suspect they game regular customers by UNDERcharging - "Hey, we noticed you looked at this but didn't buy it, if we invisibly knock a couple of bucks off will that get you to buy it if we call it to your attention again?"