Monday, May 25, 2015

Adventures in Marketing

   This screenshot is from the Amazon Warehouse site. A cute little camera. It is about the size of a deck of cards and weighs less than a pound—a perfect size for my feeble constitution. I've had my eye on this little gem for quite a while, for it will accept (with adapters) lenses from almost any other interchangeable lens camera—SLR, CCTV or even 8mm movie. I’ve got at least a dozen that it will accept.

   Amazon’s pricing algorithms have always been inscrutable trade secrets. This item was no exception. When I first started to price this outfit it ran from about $400 to $600. The Amazon site had a couple which were new but with damaged packaging for about $260, quite a discount! I kept watching the site, and the price would go up and down every day or so. Finally, last Wednesday evening, the price sank to $247. I went for it. Since then the price of the remaining kit has inched steadily upward, as of Sunday it’s nearly $300.

   UPDATE: As of Monday it’s priced at $302.31!

   I don’t understand this marketing plan, but I’ll take the deal I got Wednesday.

   NEW UPDATE: As of Tuesday it’s priced at $317.42!!

   I really don't understand anything anymore.

   NEWER UPDATE: $325.11 as of Wednesday morning!!!

   NEWEST UPDATE: $333.84 as of Wednesday evening!!!!

   NEW NEWEST UPDATE: $340.53 Thursday A.M.!!!!!

   NEWEST NEWEST UPDATE: $357.56  Thursday P.M.!!!!!!

   FRIDAY P.M.: $358.00 (I think it’s peaking!)

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

Always thought those were pretty cool.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

I've got some C mount lenses I'm going to try on it, as well as my SMCs.

Blogger Shoshanah Lee Marohn said...

It's like the commodities market!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

It did peak at $358, it’s on it’s way down.

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