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Old 19-12-2018, 09:30 PM   #16
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Not surprising these e-tailers will monitor things people put in their carts. Happened once to me on Qoo10 as well where I put item in cart, added the coupons, then thought I can check out later. When I tried paying for it later, they told me coupon not applicable, so no discount.
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Old 19-12-2018, 10:47 PM   #17
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The staff at amazon sg is macham like monitoring watch list
They don't need staff to do that, they have been playing dynamic pricing for a long time.

In additional to the scale of change, the frequency of change is also impressive: on average, a product’s price changed every five days, while certain products’ prices changed up to 300 times in the year. Many of the price changes were automated and determined based on products’ sales predictions based on Amazon’s massive amount of shopping data and powerful machine learning algorithms.

https://medium.com/syncedreview/ai-p...e-4271a9939d11
I've noticed one scenario for items on clearance price with very limited qty. Sometimes up to 3, sometimes just one. You can tell when you check your cart, and see the max qty you can add. Basically it's likely that you're not the only one beoing the price, and you just need person check it out, it's gone.

If you're talking about US/international selection, you can actually also track the item pricing via camelcamelcamel. And on amazon US you can actually see quite clearly state how many in stock if it is limited. And doesn't mean both will be sold at the clearance price. I've noticed that if I buy the item, straightaway it bounces back to non-clearance price.



So the ideal is, once the price drop to your ideal point, mai tu liao just hoot. Some clearance items, I noticed will drop a few bucks very 1-2 days until someone checks it out. If nobody buys, then it will just hover at that price for awhile, then back to normal price. Just some observations...
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Old 19-12-2018, 11:23 PM   #18
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The staff at amazon sg is macham like monitoring watch list
Simi staff, all is algorithm liao. See your luck one. Certain stuff fluctuate very little, certain stuff can fluctuate like siao. A Geox show that retails for $270 in SG can range anywhere from £26-£90 on Amazon UK.

I've managed to snag jackets at £20 when MSRP is £95 and typical price is £40-£60. Sometimes price keep dropping until the last piece is gone. Sometimes price will suddenly shoot back up even though got a few pieces left. Sometimes you eye an item's price as it goes down a few dollars each day, only for it to go up again after someone else bought one.

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Old 19-12-2018, 11:34 PM   #19
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Idea -> sign up for Prime only after you have decided to buy
Ya thats what I did in Apr 2018, found the cheapest at Prime sg, sign up, bought item then chop 3 days before renew....

Then yesterday found another item (Special deal for Prime Sg user) so I sign up but it was already 10pm so paisei didn't trigger. (the poor deliver guy last time came all the way from Jurong (I guess amazon warehouse) to deliver to me in the east)...then today want to buy wah pianz not even listed anymore...
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Ya thats what I did in Apr 2018, found the cheapest at Prime sg, sign up, bought item then chop 3 days before renew....

Then yesterday found another item (Special deal for Prime Sg user) so I sign up but it was already 10pm so paisei didn't trigger. (the poor deliver guy last time came all the way from Jurong (I guess amazon warehouse) to deliver to me in the east)...then today want to buy wah pianz not even listed anymore...
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Old 20-12-2018, 01:43 AM   #21
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can i check if pc parts sold by Amazon prime sg under Amazon APAC have local warranty ? i thought of buying cpu,motherboard and psu from there. thanks
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Old 20-12-2018, 02:41 AM   #22
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This is the THIRD time....

when amazon 1st launched, I joined prime, search for those items that I want and put them in the cart, went searching for coupons....next day, the prices of these items went up!

Nebermind, emptied the cart. A 2nd time I put the items and again next day the price changes to be higher! I wrote about this April/May in hardwarezone....

Then I cancelled my prime. Yesterday needed some cpu and can't find any cheaper in Qoo10 or etc and loh and behold, the cheapest was Amazon Prime SG. So I signed up prime again $2.99 and put the item in the cart, but it was already too late so I didn't trigger the buy. Today the item is NO LONGER available.

So it may be true, amazon sg got some AI running in the background that tries to suck as much $ out from consumer, but in an unfair way....

Sigh.
Amazon USA is also the same just that its the opposite. I was checking out the price of a Panasonic 2-line Dect phone and took note of the price. Subsequently went back again to check after some time and surprised to see price dropped but it went back to the original price after a few days. I didn't buy it on the spot cos of voltage issue but bought it from Qoo instead as the seller threw in free voltage converter and with the Qoo coupon, it was cheaper than Amazon.
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can i check if pc parts sold by Amazon prime sg under Amazon APAC have local warranty ? i thought of buying cpu,motherboard and psu from there. thanks
APAC no warranty. Send US or Taiwan. Avoid buying from amazon psu n mboard if u can
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APAC no warranty. Send US or Taiwan. Avoid buying from amazon psu n mboard if u can
Hi how about CPU and SSD, as some of the price savings quite alot
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Hi how about CPU and SSD, as some of the price savings quite alot
cpu and ssd, postage is cheap. contact direct manufacturer with invoice
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For the one month free trial membership, do we get free delivery with no min spend? It's stated that there is free 2-hr local delivery for orders of min $40 but if it's just delivery with no time limit.. is it free?
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For the one month free trial membership, do we get free delivery with no min spend? It's stated that there is free 2-hr local delivery for orders of min $40 but if it's just delivery with no time limit.. is it free?
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nope, free delivery when u hit min spending.....

rem to use the first order code...
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nope, free delivery when u hit min spending.....

rem to use the first order code...
Lol ok... I can always count on u for answers...
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This is the THIRD time....

when amazon 1st launched, I joined prime, search for those items that I want and put them in the cart, went searching for coupons....next day, the prices of these items went up!

Nebermind, emptied the cart. A 2nd time I put the items and again next day the price changes to be higher! I wrote about this April/May in hardwarezone....

Then I cancelled my prime. Yesterday needed some cpu and can't find any cheaper in Qoo10 or etc and loh and behold, the cheapest was Amazon Prime SG. So I signed up prime again $2.99 and put the item in the cart, but it was already too late so I didn't trigger the buy. Today the item is NO LONGER available.

So it may be true, amazon sg got some AI running in the background that tries to suck as much $ out from consumer, but in an unfair way....

Sigh.
I think Amazon was being probed in USA and change the to no algorithm (they claimed la).
But prove that it is not
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