Ebuyer - different prices to different customers?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Meg A Hurtz, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Meg A Hurtz

    Meg A Hurtz Guest

    Does Ebuyer charge different prices to different customers for the
    same items?

    It keeps coming up with offers for things I have been viewing that
    I wonder if it lowers the price because I didn't buy it after
    looking.
     
    Meg A Hurtz, Apr 18, 2004
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  2. Meg A Hurtz

    tHatDudeUK Guest

    They change their prices everyso often. Possibly daily, to reflect changes
    in the prices for them or possibly the number of sales of each item.

    I doubt they do dynamic pricing like you describe though.
     
    tHatDudeUK, Apr 18, 2004
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    A certain Johannes H Andersen, of uk.comp.vendors "fame", writes :
    Amazon are still doing something like this. I pre-ordered a DVD (due to
    be released at the end of this month) among a bunch of other things a
    couple of weeks ago, and found recently that they dropped the price on
    it. Spookily, when I deleted the item from the open order and re-added
    it, it was maintained at the old (high) price - so their system was
    obviously designed to spot people doing what I'd tried to do. I had to
    actually cancel the order completely and reorder from scratch to get the
    reduction.
     
    Chesney Christ, Apr 19, 2004
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  4. Meg A Hurtz

    Bagpuss Guest

    Oen they did to me was to reduce the price (on a pre-ordered) after I
    had the item delivered (something like the day after the release it
    dropped in price). The nice thing was I got an email saying they were
    going to credit me with the difference so I only paid the new price
    which was rather nice of them. They didn't need to do that but its one
    of those good customer service things that keeps people comming back.
     
    Bagpuss, Apr 19, 2004
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    A certain Bagpuss, of uk.comp.vendors "fame", writes :
    They seem to be positioning themselves as a serious competitive force.
    I've found computer kit on there, if they stock it, to be typically
    cheaper than DABS and have free postage (DABS premium to Northern
    Ireland is steep). I bought a Linksys WRT54G on Sunday from them, £7
    cheaper than DABS, got an email first thing Monday morning to say it had
    been dispatched.
     
    Chesney Christ, Apr 20, 2004
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  6. Meg A Hurtz

    Bagpuss Guest

    Cheaper than DABS isn't too hard. PC World do that on quite a few
    items :)
    I usually go to www.stak.com although I pick up and return by hand.
    Never had any bad service off them and although I know of people who
    have had horror stories in the past.
     
    Bagpuss, Apr 20, 2004
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