bdub77: Somewhere out there a class action lawyer's dick is getting really hard.Or vagina. It could be a lawyer's vagina getting whatever a vagina gets when it's hard. Umm.
NickelP: are they saying the same seller charged prime members more or just some others who didn't have prime products charged less? this seems silly if I am understanding right
Lsherm: Stephens explained that customers who were not Prime members often received a lower costs for the product and the shipping."But together they would roughly equal the cost Amazon is charging Prime members for so-called free shipping," he said.Well he's right - that's what they do. I know they do this, because for every product I purchase with Prime Amazon includes a link that says "other sellers may sell this product for less" and includes links to them. And they always come up within a few cents of the Prime price if you add cost+shipping.But here's the thing, if I compare the price of a Prime item to another site that isn't Amazon, the cost without shipping is usually the same. So if I'm looking for a $60 router on Amazon Prime, any of the other 3rd party Amazon sellers might sell a combo cost+shipping that totals $60, but Best Buy or Wal Mart might charge $60+ shipping.The last example of this I can think of was an accent lamp I ordered that was $102 on Amazon Prime. All of the Amazon 3rd party sellers came within cents of that including shipping. Anywhere else I looked for that lamp wouldn't deliver it for under $115 total.So they are clearly gaming the system, but they might be gaming it to the lowest possible price anywhere. I'm curious to see if the case goes anywhere.
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