questionsdo amazon prices seem higher than usual?

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I do the same thing with my cart, and out of curiosity I decided to just look at mine to see the prices per your question. The first thing (a road bike) has gone up 20%!! Everything else has increased by only a few pennies/dollars, but still. Perhaps just a coincidence but who knows? Maybe they're anticipating a decrease in sales due to charging taxes now (Although that large of an increase seems drastic to me).

OR -and here's the Conspiracy Theory side of me- they're increasing the prices now that Amazon has to charge taxes to actually deter people from buying (at a minimal level, of course) so that at the end of the quarter they will show a total decrease in the number of purchases, which they would then correlate to be due to their new taxation (as opposed to the real reason- increased prices), which they would then be able to show the political powers at be to help push the government back to the era of no taxation on internet sales. Crazy. I know. I need sleep.

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It's just you, as far as I can tell. I checked, and here's the informative message, for various items I have saved.

4 items in your Shopping Cart have changed price.
Items in your Shopping Cart will always reflect the most recent price displayed on their product detail pages.
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Granada Television Series has decreased from $161.48 to $118.50
George Foreman GRP99 Next Generation Grill with Nonstick Removab... has increased from $79.99 to $85.54
Epson B11B193081 Perfection V300 Photo Scanner has decreased from $80.79 to $77.50
Canon CanoScan 4507B002 LiDE110 Color Image Scanner has decreased from $53.80 to $52.53

Results? One up, three down in price. Man, the Sherlock Holmes is really tempting me now, too.

On the other hand, I live in WA, so the tax was already there, anyway. Hope that helps to aggravate the conspiracy theory. ;-}

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I do the same thing with my cart, but mine has been an even mix... some dropping, some going up. What I have always found peculiar is that nothing seems to stay the same price for more than a couple days....

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I just checked mine. 17 items have changed price -- 10 increased and 7 decreased. The greatest change was $4.50, and that was on a $65 item that decreased. So no, I don't think they are higher than usual. But yes, I do think they change an awful lot for some reason.

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this is due to poor woot-off! sales......

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It's been said many times before but:

http://www.camelcamelcamel.com/

is useful to look at past prices on Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy and a few others.

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I haven't noticed any upward trends. However, I don't keep stuff in my cart to watch for price changes. When I look for an item on Amazon, 99% of the time it is because I need the item faster, or I need the item cheaper than I have found it elsewhere. If I need it, and don't like their price, I buy it elsewhere.

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Have to raise the prices early so that Black Friday deals look even better!

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My company has been selling on Amazon for five years. I can tell you right now that prices aren't going to change much until black Friday, expect prices to shoot back up immediately afterwards. Amazon has been out of control on their handling of seller accounts. Sporadic Hazmat reviews, losing control over product pages, Seller account freezes on seasoned sellers, random FBA managed items popping up or becoming lost... all stoked by poor customer service and paper thin margins. Amazon is spinning out of control.

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there are many many sellers there,aways competitive price,so the price is amazing in my oppinion

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As a long time buyer on Amazon, I have not noticed any variation recently. I do not put items in 'the cart'; I put them on my Wish List. When I view my Wish List, it will tell me of an increase or decrease. It's been pretty static for me. Ups and downs.

Prices on Amazon change constantly. Both up and down. It's the nature of the beast. Nothing new. Have noted that items listed on deals can raise in price..sometimes I think it's for the traffic. Other times, it's because the item sold out for the original listed seller, and the replacement's price is more. Same ole, same ole. ;-)