From: Kim Andrews on
Just had this brought to my attention. It hasn't arrived in my mail box
that I've seen, so in case I'm not alone:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=
200458310#price

What I can't see there is anything that allows for the fact that if you
auction something rather than list it with a fixed price, it's not the
seller that sets the final price.

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From: Kim Andrews on
In article <MPG.261289eb126f329d9896f9(a)news.individual.net>,
bykimbo(a)hotmail.com says...
>
> Just had this brought to my attention. It hasn't arrived in my mail box
> that I've seen, so in case I'm not alone:
>
> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=
> 200458310#price
>
> What I can't see there is anything that allows for the fact that if you
> auction something rather than list it with a fixed price, it's not the
> seller that sets the final price.

Checked with Amazon...

"I will contact you again when I have more specific information about
how exactly you are supposed to establish price parity on auction sites
where the bidders/buyer set the final price."

So basically, they don't know and hadn't thought of it!

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From: Fran on

"Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.261321c1d001eb2d9896fa(a)news.individual.net...
> In article <MPG.261289eb126f329d9896f9(a)news.individual.net>,
> bykimbo(a)hotmail.com says...
>>
>> Just had this brought to my attention. It hasn't arrived in my mail box
>> that I've seen, so in case I'm not alone:
>>
>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=
>> 200458310#price
>>
>> What I can't see there is anything that allows for the fact that if you
>> auction something rather than list it with a fixed price, it's not the
>> seller that sets the final price.
>
> Checked with Amazon...
>
> "I will contact you again when I have more specific information about
> how exactly you are supposed to establish price parity on auction sites
> where the bidders/buyer set the final price."
>
> So basically, they don't know and hadn't thought of it!
>

I don't see how they'll police it, tbh. How will they know what sites or IDs
you sell under - unless it 's one of their big box sellers.


From: Kim Andrews on
In article <hob90v$ulm$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>,
autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com says...
>
> "Kim Andrews" <bykimbo(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:MPG.261321c1d001eb2d9896fa(a)news.individual.net...
> > In article <MPG.261289eb126f329d9896f9(a)news.individual.net>,
> > bykimbo(a)hotmail.com says...
> >>
> >> Just had this brought to my attention. It hasn't arrived in my mail box
> >> that I've seen, so in case I'm not alone:
> >>
> >> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=
> >> 200458310#price
> >>
> >> What I can't see there is anything that allows for the fact that if you
> >> auction something rather than list it with a fixed price, it's not the
> >> seller that sets the final price.
> >
> > Checked with Amazon...
> >
> > "I will contact you again when I have more specific information about
> > how exactly you are supposed to establish price parity on auction sites
> > where the bidders/buyer set the final price."
> >
> > So basically, they don't know and hadn't thought of it!
> >
>
> I don't see how they'll police it, tbh. How will they know what sites or IDs
> you sell under - unless it 's one of their big box sellers.

Neither do I. But not everybody needs a fear of being caught in order to
obey a rule. :o>

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From: Kim Andrews on
In article <MPG.261321c1d001eb2d9896fa(a)news.individual.net>,
bykimbo(a)hotmail.com says...
>
> In article <MPG.261289eb126f329d9896f9(a)news.individual.net>,
> bykimbo(a)hotmail.com says...
> >
> > Just had this brought to my attention. It hasn't arrived in my mail box
> > that I've seen, so in case I'm not alone:
> >
> > http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=
> > 200458310#price
> >
> > What I can't see there is anything that allows for the fact that if you
> > auction something rather than list it with a fixed price, it's not the
> > seller that sets the final price.
>
> Checked with Amazon...
>
> "I will contact you again when I have more specific information about
> how exactly you are supposed to establish price parity on auction sites
> where the bidders/buyer set the final price."
>
> So basically, they don't know and hadn't thought of it!

And finally...

"Firstly, allow me to apologise for any confusion you may have
experienced with this change.

Price Parity will be comparing your prices on Amazon.co.uk to those you
offer on auction sites where the bidders/buyer set the final price. In
this instance you will need to set your auction starting price higher
than your Amazon.co.uk price to establish price parity as the auction
starting price is the only visible price that you set.

We are asking only that the item price and total price of each product
you offer on Amazon.co.uk must generally be the same or lower than on
your other non-physical sales channels. If you are selling the exact
same item on another website, you should be selling it at the same price
or lower on Amazon.co.uk.

I hope this clarifies this issue for you. If you have any further
questions etc"

I replied thanking them for the reply and pointing out it wasn't *me*
who'd been confused. ;o)

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