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I don't make decisions quickly enough, apparently. A part I wanted was out of stock. I was put on a waiting list. The e-mail saying it was back in stock came in. I put three in my cart. Having not tried the pistol out, I decided to wait on purchasing, until after the range session. Some would call that prudent? Anyway, after a reasonable session, I went to purchase again, a few days later, and the price is up 20%. Unbelievable. It's like each entity that touched the item, from manufacturer to shipper to retailer added 6%.

I don't know how we are going to survive, as a world, with costs rising like this. Christmas Eve dinner was crazy expensive. Hobbies the same. I can't afford to practice like I used to.


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Clear your cookies, and check again.

I have found on multiple occasions, that websites will raise the price if you have been there before, trying to trick you into purchasing quickly before the price increases again.

I have had this particular issue with grabagun.

log out, clean my cache and cookies, recheck website, and price magically dropped.


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Vendor confirmed the price increase was real. They are passing on cost increase from the OEM.


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It doesn't sound like it's the case here, but Amazon is famous for doing this. Put something in your cart an leave it and they will jack the price up. Remove it and go back a few days later and it's back to the original price. I assume they're hoping you will just come back and click buy without paying attention.




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It doesn't sound like it's the case here, but Amazon is famous for doing this.


To be fair, for some items I have placed in my Wish List or left in my Cart for a few days, Amazon has also indicated that there has been a price reduction for that particular item since I last put it in my list or cart.

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To fair, for some items I have placed in my Wish List or left in my Cart for a few days, Amazon has also indicated that there has been a price reduction for that particular item since I last put it in my list or cart.


I’m sure Amazon uses algorithms that predict product sales using price movement. I almost always have a cart and wishlists set in Amazon and have purchased due to significant price reductions. I have also delayed purchases due to price increases, knowing full well at some point the price will drop again. I have learned that the time to buy something you want is when you find it at the right price. I’ve been pondering a CZ PCR after holding it in a local shop. Finding it new at a sub $500 price online made me pull the trigger. Funny thing was the first time I put it in my cart I decided to sleep on it. Next morning the price increased by $20, still a great price. A few days later it was back to the original price and I completed the order. I’m sure many would have just paid the extra $20 and I probably would have if I had a real use for the pistol other than I don’t have a CZ.


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It doesn't sound like it's the case here, but Amazon is famous for doing this. Put something in your cart an leave it and they will jack the price up. Remove it and go back a few days later and it's back to the original price. I assume they're hoping you will just come back and click buy without paying attention.


I've left things in my Amazon cart many times but they've never done this. They do occasionally lower the price though.
 
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Originally posted by Perception:
It doesn't sound like it's the case here, but Amazon is famous for doing this. Put something in your cart an leave it and they will jack the price up. Remove it and go back a few days later and it's back to the original price. I assume they're hoping you will just come back and click buy without paying attention.


I've left things in my Amazon cart many times but they've never done this. They do occasionally lower the price though.


you'd never see a post about something saved in the cart, ending up cheaper than when it was saved!!!!
 
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Clear your cookies, and check again.

I have found on multiple occasions, that websites will raise the price if you have been there before, trying to trick you into purchasing quickly before the price increases again.



Yep. I've seen the same thing. I go to one site for a particular item. See the price. Go to another site for the same item, see that it's at a higher price. I go back to the first website and the price "magically" matches the higher price. I forget the defunct online bookstore now but they also ended up have brick and mortar stores. I cleared my cache and browsing history to restore the lower price.



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This reminds me of a situation I had with Delta Airlines. I was being charged a higher airfare when logged into my Delta account. Did a log in from my phone as a visitor and the flight was less money.
ALWAYS….check prices via different means and monitor the market especially on big purchases.
Time is money, don’t be in a hurry does pay off.
 
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Okay, just got a notification of a price change in my Amazon Cart.

1 item in your Saved Items has changed price. Items in your Shopping Cart will always reflect the most recent price displayed on their product detail pages. Peanuts by Jim Shore Patriotic Snoopy Stone Resin Figurine, 6” has decreased from $28.01 to $25.59 Items in your Shopping Cart will always reflect the most recent price displayed on their product detail pages. Peanuts by Jim Shore Patriotic Snoopy Stone Resin Figurine, 6” has decreased from $28.01 to $25.59
 
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