Amazon CD prices are a puzzle

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by rufus t firefly, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. rufus t firefly

    rufus t firefly Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Long island, NY
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  2. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Senior Member

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    It isn't just cds. Unfortunately Amazon does not do a good job of collapsing multiple listings for the same item into one. On the one hand, maybe this is good because if they did automatically merge duplicate listings they would probably make mistakes and end up merging a standard issue cd with an audiophile edition. On the other hand, sometimes it's obvious that there are many third-party listings for the same item and it is more difficult for a potential buyer to look for the lowest price for an item when there are multiple listings.
     
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  3. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Amazon listings are just awful. I think cds and dvds and blu-rays are a very small proportion of Amazon business these days.

    Add the listing of third party sales to the top of the pile, it's no longer a pleasure to browse on Amazon :(
     
  4. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle Forum Resident

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    London, 'nuff said
    There seems to be a lot of bootlegs and unofficial CDs on Amazon.
     
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  5. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    Lately, their CD prices have bounced up and down even more than ever, it seems.
     
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  6. Fannymac

    Fannymac Forum Resident

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    Los Osos, CA
    I was amazed at some of the prices they were asking!!
     
  7. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Vienna, Austria
    Examples?
     
  8. peskypesky

    peskypesky Forum Resident

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    Texas
    The mp3 prices are consistent! :)
     
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  9. Tim Crowley

    Tim Crowley Forum Resident

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    Lyndonville, VT
    I have given up on Amazon, sad to say.
     
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  10. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    Pretty much Bull Moose for me lately.
     
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  11. Francophile50

    Francophile50 The man with the satisfied ear.

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    Concord,CA
    I avoid Amazon because of the way they treat their employees. I use eBay to help Americans get paid during the pandemic. I understand people get paid in directly through Amazon but I still don't like the company.
     
  12. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    USA
    Algorithm has gone haywire. Loads of used discs for hundreds of dollars that can be found elsewhere for under $20 or even cheaper.
     
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