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So I was looking through Amazon tonight getting ready to list some items.
I pulled up the listing for one of the items.

1 - A "Just Launched" seller had it listed at $17.95 and he had a feedback of 50%.
2 - The next highest person was at $18.00 with a feedback of 0% & "Just Launched"
3 - Then the next highest person was at $27.50 Feedback of 0% & "Just Launched"

So my question is this....
Why in the world would the 2nd spot person jump down $9.50 ?
That is just DUMB in my book.
I see this crap all the time.

If you guys want to make money then charge the going rate.
Don't jump down $10 just to make a sale.
Jump down $1 or $2
If you want to give your inventory away then let me know, I will take it.
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They do this under the theory that if they price it low enough they will get a huge volume of sales. But I'm guessing they lose their Amazon accounts pretty rapidly.

In your example, all were "just hatched" and the one with the 50% feedback, I'm guessing, got a complaint about scratched and dirty DVD's....
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I think usually what happens is the 2 people on the top with the lowest price inch their way down by a penny or dollar at a time then 1 of em sells out leaving 1 guy left $10 or whatever below the going rate, that's happened to me before, I usually try to stay equal or a penny below the lowest price but there's always a new guy coming with a lower price.
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I see this allot, I like to inch it .01 or a few cents at a time. There's no point to loosing so much. good past 2 days.
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Too many changes will kill your account. Price it lowest to match - switch to diff account do your things there - come back next day and if need be, reset.
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change once a day in the ballpark is fine.
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Did you just actually say that changing your prices on Amazon too much will kill your account? This is simply not true in any sense. Just had to point this out.

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Too many changes will kill your account. Price it lowest to match - switch to diff account do your things there - come back next day and if need be, reset.
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Used to be that too many changes will cause scrutiny of your account - if I am now wrong, apologies.
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Yeah rsot I work with a business partner and he always taught the same thing, but recently we used a repricer that changed every hour and didn't seem have a problem.
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Repricer? Ha right on the ball with competition - good stuff.
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Repricer? Ha right on the ball with competition - good stuff.
Yeah worked great only downside is I think each repricer comes with a unique account number that it shows to amazon when scheduling the reprice, because I noticed that when I tried using the same repricer account on another Amazon Stealth account it got banned within 24 hours. So right now my business partner is trying to code our own repricing script.
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Ha putting the hex into amazon - maybe you got some other services I could use...
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We're almost done with the script, I'm not a coder so I don't know anything about it but he does and he says the only problem he has is making it to communicate with amazon and getting the price and setting etc...
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there are repricers for amazon sort of like a snipper in ebay. they are geared toward book sellers as it's a much bigger market on amazon but they work for other things. this is nothing new. Nothing to recode. is been out there forever.

just a new vm ware os, download repricer to new os, new user name, and acct.

and there you go. no coding. It's been around for a long time.

RepriceIt - Reprice your amazon.com inventory, the way you want it, when you want it.

http//zen.taozero.net/freeware/business/lkx.html

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anything else guys

repricing software will drives prices down to much, i'm not sure it's a great idea it depends on how it will be used.
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So I was looking through Amazon tonight getting ready to list some items.
I pulled up the listing for one of the items.

1 - A "Just Launched" seller had it listed at $17.95 and he had a feedback of 50%.
2 - The next highest person was at $18.00 with a feedback of 0% & "Just Launched"
3 - Then the next highest person was at $27.50 Feedback of 0% & "Just Launched"

So my question is this....
Why in the world would the 2nd spot person jump down $9.50 ?
That is just DUMB in my book.
I see this crap all the time.

If you guys want to make money then charge the going rate.
Don't jump down $10 just to make a sale.
Jump down $1 or $2
If you want to give your inventory away then let me know, I will take it.
I'm not saying that this is what you're selling in this listing HWGA, and I don't even know what this listing is for, but looking at that pricing if someone can drop their price by more than 33% that tells me that the item they're selling in this place is questionable.
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123 please let me know if you get that software up and running!
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