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!)