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Amazon prime day prices

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MrsCK · 12/07/2017 23:02

Aibu to be annoyed at this?

Item advertised at £16 something down to £6.99 Or similar on the prime day. Lightening deal. I searched for the same item description as thought it might make a good present and lo and behold the exact same item is being sold under a slightly different description but the same seller at a regular price of £7.50. Still that price today.

So aibu to think that prime day is a complete joke and that they are pulling the wool over people's eyes?

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Foniks · 12/07/2017 23:07

I saw loads of that. I think Amazon do it in general actually, most of the time I see something advertised as money off it's just "reduced" to the prices every normal shop sell it for, or it's "reduced" to the price that Amazon have been selling it at for ages.
Really annoying, but Amazon always have things like this, not just prime day.

Cineraria · 12/07/2017 23:13

Definitely true. DH uses a site called camelcamelcamel to track what different prices things have been sold at over time so he can tell if it's genuinely a good deal. I think you paste in the URL of the item you're looking at and then choose some filter settings like if you want to include third party etc. and a line graph comes up with the price over a period of time showing how it went up and down. Results can be quite surprising.

Birdsgottaf1y · 12/07/2017 23:14

Argos do the exact same thing, but they put in a disclaimer where you can see it.

I'm annoyed because all day i meant to ask my Sister, who has prime to get me a kindle whilst they were £30, but kept forgetting.

AtHomeDadGlos · 12/07/2017 23:39

A coffee machine is actually 2p cheaper today. Ok, so it's only 2p, but still...

TheAntiBoop · 12/07/2017 23:45

Yep - I had a few things I had in my basket but I waited for prime day

As an eg rrp £16 and on prime sale for £6. Except I'd had it in my basket the previous two weeks at £7.50.

Load of old cobblers.

BeepBeepMOVE · 13/07/2017 01:12

Birdsgottaf1y The kindle was £70, it was the fire7 tablet that went down to £30 so you did'nt miss out.

whattodowiththepoo · 13/07/2017 06:06

I only use prime day for alcohol.

Jengnr · 13/07/2017 06:11

I got some more Philips Hue lights. £89.99 rather than £149.99, which is pretty much what they are from all websites.

I'm pretty happy with that.

Toomanycats99 · 13/07/2017 06:24

I always check camelcamelcamel before I buy. Then you know if you really are paying a reasonable price.

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