Another one for my pile of stories about pricing games.
I read this posting about Amazon’s price drop policy and squirrel’d it away in del.icio.us for the next time I bought something pricy at Amazon.
My wife bought a camera a bit back and so from time to time I’ve been checking to see if the price had dropped at Amazon and yesterday I noticed that it had. So I dug out the posting, logged in as my wife and followed the directions. The directions suggest that you look at your old orders and click thru from them to the item’s you think might now have lower prices; so I did that.
What a surprise. The price my shown when logged in as my wife is the price she paid. The price shown logged in as me is the a lower price. Actually, having played these pricing games for so long I’m not surprised; but still. It didn’t matter how I navigated to the item after my first visit – it sill showed the price she paid.
We asked for the price adjustment anyway and Amazon quickly granted it; so I guess that’s a good thing.