Have you ever noticed that Amazon will send you an email with special prices on products you recently browsed but didn’t buy?
Looking at Digital Voice Recorders and hoping to get the best deal I shopped Amazon and numerous other websites that offered the one I wanted. It was the same price at all of them.
A day or so later I received an email from Amazon offering it to me for about 25 bucks less. Naturally I clicked the link, but when the page came up, the price had gone up. That seemed odd as the email had come in just after midnight and it was still the same day. Now it was only $8 less than the regular price. I clicked again to see if it was a mistake and it was only $6.00 less. Whaat? About an hour later I looked again and it was back to $8.00 off. Each time I clicked the link from the promo email to open the page on Amazon, the price was different.
Not being happy with this I reread the promo email and checked the fine print at the bottom.
Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this newsletter was sent; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit…
Sorry I wasn’t awake to order it at twelve thirty in the morning.
That was yesterday and this morning just for giggles I looked again and this time it was $20.00 off. Not the full original discount but still better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick so I ordered it. I couldn’t help but wonder if the price would drop again if I waited another day. Who knows, it might have gone back up.
Next time, if it is something I want and I see the discount early enough, I will jump on it. But if I miss it, I will wait a while, check back, and hold out for the best price.