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Sennheiser Amazon Price Jump?

post #1 of 10
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So I was looking around on Amazon today when I saw that the  Sennheiser HD 650s had bumped up from $350 to $478! And the 595s had also gone up in price a significant amount. Is there a reason for this? I don't get it. I sure hope the 650s go back down some time soon.

post #2 of 10

There probably is a reason for it, but if I expounded too much I'd probably be fired.  tongue_smile.gif

post #3 of 10

Wait a few days and the price will go down. It happens on amazon. 

post #4 of 10

It's probably dynamic pricing based on how many they have in their inventory or how many people have visited that page (demand).

post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by HeadFi Fanatic View Post

It's probably dynamic pricing based on how many they have in their inventory or how many people have visited that page (demand).


The way it behaves sometimes, I think they just hire an army of volunteer trolls to mess with customers.

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The way it behaves sometimes, I think they just hire an army of volunteer trolls to mess with customers.



Or maybe it's tied to an automated system.

post #7 of 10

Amazon uses dynamic pricing which changes price based on stock, purchases, page visits and other factors. It's quite interesting but thanks to the pricing systems you'll also sometimes see massive drops in price (ex: I got a $199 acoustic guitar for $60) :D

post #8 of 10

I think it's a trick that Amazon knows works.  

 

  1. Show a low price to tempt buyers
  2. Raise price to make buyer feel like they missed a good deal
  3. Lower price again to bait buyer into purchase
  4. Raise price to make buyers that didn't buy feel like they missed a good deal
  5. Lower price even lower and get everyone to buy, then raise price back up to make buyers feel good

 

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Check out www.camelcamelcamel.com it's a good sight for tracking Amazon prices.

post #9 of 10

Jeez, I got my 595s on amazon for $115....

post #10 of 10

It seems like the price went up everywhere. 

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