Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Amazon Is Quietly Elimiating List Prices - The New York Times

I'm still recovering from yesterday.
Panzer was just tootling around in the Catosphere when he heard oohing and aahing echoing around the Panzermobile. Following the sounds took our intrepid kitty hunter to The New York Times site. There he found a post about Amazon.

The post by David Streitfeld points out that for the past two months Amazon has been deleting the list price comparison from items sold on the site. According to the post, the list price is not and never has been the "true" price of the items. It's been a marketing ploy to make the items appear to be "on sale." Also, it's not just the Amazon products that are losing the list prices, but other sellers' items as well.

Panzer says, "It's about time they did away with that silly list price. You humans already knew that was a bogus price, right?"

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post. Bring a thermos of tea and half a dozen muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon

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