Beware dynamic pricing

billyburler
billyburler Posts: 1 Newbie
edited 21 February 2023 at 9:27AM in Praise, vent & warnings
I had found the iPad I wanted on Curry’s site & put it in basket last night. Unable to complete until this morning & found the price had gone up £50. Contacted customer service who just said that’s how it goes - tough.
Just to warn others this happens. The ‘deal’ was very short term but no indication of this given on the website that I could see. 

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  • sarah1972
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    I had found the iPad I wanted on Curry’s site & put it in basket last night. Unable to complete until this morning & found the price had gone up £50. Contacted customer service who just said that’s how it goes - tough.
    Just to warn others this happens. The ‘deal’ was very short term but no indication of this given on the website that I could see. 
    Prices change frequently. 

    Would you have warned people if it had gone down £50 in price overnight? 
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    I had found the iPad I wanted on Curry’s site & put it in basket last night. Unable to complete until this morning & found the price had gone up £50. Contacted customer service who just said that’s how it goes - tough.
    Just to warn others this happens. The ‘deal’ was very short term but no indication of this given on the website that I could see. 
    Order, and cancel. Some shops then email a price reduction. 
  • EssexHebridean
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    The "put it in the basket and wait and see what happens" principle is one that is often used for money-saving. In some cases it results in an email being sent with a discount code, so it can very much work both ways. 
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    The "put it in the basket and wait and see what happens" principle is one that is often used for money-saving. In some cases it results in an email being sent with a discount code, so it can very much work both ways. 
    As I  said in a previous post, buy and cancel., once per day until its sale day.
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