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To think that amazon shouldn't allow their market place sellers to sell at ludicrous prices?

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Bluebell99 Thu 18-Oct-12 16:07:37

I have lost my pedometer and was looking to replace it. Rrp is £35. There is a seller on amazon selling it for £4199! It's an omron pro. I have contacted amazon and they just sent me a generic email saying some things are antiques or collectables and I should contact the seller directly to verify the price! Aibu to think amazon have some responsibility to ensure their sellers are not ripping people off? The other sellers on there are also selling t double the reccomended price too. It's also available as one click too so would be easy to click in error!

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 18-Oct-12 16:12:20

It's not rally ripping orf though is it?

No one would pay that much over the odds would they?

caveat emptor

Cozy9 Thu 18-Oct-12 16:12:26

Its up to the sellers what price they charge.

TunipTheVegemal Thu 18-Oct-12 16:13:39

I bet the seller is trying to sell it at £41.99 and has got the entry wrong.

minipie Thu 18-Oct-12 16:14:24

YABU. Nobody's forcing you to buy it so it's not a rip off.

Sounds like a typo though (£41.99 seems more likely) so worth checking.

Bluebell99 Thu 18-Oct-12 16:18:56

Ah actually now you have said that, it may be a error. (but still not paying £7 over the rrp!) but also really think amazon should contact the seller now I have notified them, not tell me to!

amicissimma Thu 18-Oct-12 16:21:14

The seller is offering it for sale at that price. You can chose not to buy. No ripping off involved.

Bluebell99 Thu 18-Oct-12 16:24:11

But it would be easy for an older person , thinking about my parents, to click on one click and order it in error.

Bluebell99 Thu 18-Oct-12 16:28:52

Ive contacted the seller to check (still think amazon should tho rather than me!)

NatashaBee Thu 18-Oct-12 16:33:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Machadaynu Thu 18-Oct-12 16:41:02

Tell me about it. There is no price now, but I'm still waiting for "*The 2000-2005 Outlook for Sandwich Toasters in the Middle East [Paperback]*" to come back in stock - once it was listed at £10,000 I think.

www.amazon.co.uk/2000-2005-Outlook-Sandwich-Toasters-Middle/dp/0757667864/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350574781&sr=8-2

halcyondays Thu 18-Oct-12 16:48:33

It's up to the seller. If they price it too high noone will buy it.

lljkk Thu 18-Oct-12 16:50:11

Sorry Bluebell, but if you parents could make a one-click mistake like that they really shouldn't be online unsupervised.

Is there a NetNanny for OAPs?

Phantomquartz Thu 18-Oct-12 17:02:58

Its an automated pricing thingy that reacts to things like number of views and whether other people are offering the same thing for sale. Being automated - it has no cap so sometimes you end up with silly prices.

BertieBotts Thu 18-Oct-12 17:06:16

Unless your elderly parents have £4199 in a current account, their card would reject the transaction anyway.

And if not, the distance selling regulations entitle you to a full refund up to 7 days after receiving an item bought online.

LeeCoakley Thu 18-Oct-12 17:06:24

When looking for cheap paperbacks, the first entry in the marketplace will be priced at 1p and the last entry is usually some ludicrous price like £104!

The p&P is a joke as well. £6.99 to send a keyring priced at 1p - Ebay outlawed this practice of making the profit via the P&P and it's about time Amazon did as well.

apprenticeboy Thu 18-Oct-12 17:07:53

YABU
It's a free market.
I just look and laugh when I see something mad like that and then carry on looking!!

nonkybonk Thu 18-Oct-12 17:29:03

It's a typo, done it myself on the sodding iPad. Luckily I noticed. You'd be doing the seller a favour if you let them know as they'll never sell it at that price.

What I don't get is how anyone makes money selling books for lp. Free stamps?

RatherContrary Thu 18-Oct-12 19:02:02

Gotta be a typo, but still - you have to laugh at some of the prices sellers try to sell things for when there are seemingly equal quality/identical items on offer through other sellers for much much better prices. But good luck to them!

FromEsme Thu 18-Oct-12 19:04:23

Marketplace. The clue is in the title. Market.

WelshMaenad Thu 18-Oct-12 19:13:35

My mother could quite easily buy something for £4199 instead of £41.99 by accident, bless her. They'd have enough in their current account to cover it too. I agree she shouldn't be online unsupervised...

MrsMiniversCharlady Thu 18-Oct-12 19:15:20

Anyone who buys it in error is entitled to return in for a refund. What's the problem?

TunipTheVegemal Thu 18-Oct-12 21:19:07

Nonkybonk - they charge you £2.80 for the postage when it costs them considerably less than that.

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