When Did Amazon Drop Price Protection?

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  1. NewMove

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    They used to have a "quiet" policy of refunding the difference between what you paid and a lower price within 7 days. This was for items you actually bought from Amazon, not necessarily "fulfilled" by Amazon. Just talked to a CSR in an online chat, after they dropped the price of my item in just one day. She said basically, "sorry that it happened to you, but I cannot do anything on my end".

    Nice. Bought an item on a Wed. and by Fri. the price went down by a whopping $77! I paid $327.00 before tax, and now it's $249.00 before tax.

    Online geek websites say they had this policy of refunding the difference. Not no more, so beware if you're buying an item and the price drops on you.
     
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    Without knowing what it is, I would return the original and buy it again at the new lower price.
     
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    This
     
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    Yeah it was a Breville countertop oven. The rep said that if I returned it, as per Amazon return policy - they deduct the cost of shipping back to them and if they deem it having been opened - a possible restocking fee. They have you either way knowing that if the cost increase of the item is less than the hassle and cost to you to return and buy the lower priced item, you are likely to keep it the original item. Nice racket.
     
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    Why did you buy an oven online?? :wtf:
     
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    Maybe it due to the size, but I've returned many things to Amazon and they've always covered the costs or shipping and there has never been a restocking fee.
     
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    On a side note, those oven's are supposed to be awesome
     
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    Counter top oven
     
  9. Grifter

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    So like a glorified toaster oven?
     
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    Yeah, I'm tempted but because it's a $80 difference, I guess I'll live with it, but it's a cautionary tale about Amazon.

    It is. That's why I'm keeping it. Works amazing. I don't like to heat up the whole place with my full size ole reliable. I researched these quite a bit. The Cusinart was the other one. But this one lives up to its rep.
     
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    Yeah exactly
     
  12. NewMove

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    In Chauvet, Lascaux and Niaux, France there is a complex of caves, but not just regular caves. They have things on their walls that defy the human imagination. Artwork that proves humans had the ability to express themselves visually and use material to "paint" on the cave walls.

    These date back to about 14,000 years from our modern civilization.

    Perhaps you wonderful gentlemen might get a chance to see those paintings one day and see something very familiar about yourselves and potentially how closely and uncomfortably you resemble those cave painters. But thanks for coming out and answering anyway.
     
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    That was an amazing post - I needed that laugh lol
     
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    That is quite a defense for his toaster oven.
     
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    :lol:. Wonder if I can cook this elk I just killed with my bow and arrow in his toaster?
     
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    Lol. Oh well, nothing like thread drift. I just wanted to point out that Amazon is not honoring what used to be a decent customer relations policy. That is what it's supposed to be about.

    How it's ended up into jamming an Elk into a toaster oven is beyond me but see my previous about cave paintings.
     

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