apologizes for random price test...
September 28, 2000 8:01 AM   Subscribe apologizes for random price test... Yeah, but look how long it took them to do it. "Oh, um, now that we've covered our costs for R&D we can end the test and apologize. That's the ticket!"
posted by silusGROK (4 comments total)
The debacle made the front cover of the Washington Post yesterday (nice timely job there) and was picked up by NPR and no doubt other services as well. That's why you're hearing about this now.
posted by sudama at 9:06 AM on September 28, 2000

News.Com covered "dynamic pricing" on MP3 players at Amazon in May.
posted by tomalak at 10:29 AM on September 28, 2000

its still a piss poor showing by the media. they accept bezos "explanation" without question. i want to know:
1) what were they testing
2) what was the methodology? how were the recipients and size of discounts chosen?
3) what were the test results?
4) what did they hope to learn, and what did they actually learn from this "test"?
it sucks that the media has not asked these questions.

posted by quonsar at 12:09 PM on September 28, 2000

simple solution, here. stop buying from amazon. don't even visit their site.
posted by bliss322 at 10:28 AM on September 29, 2000

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