RE: [ZDNet] Amazon's preferential pricing

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From: S. Mike Dierken (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 10:14:53 PDT

> My friend Richard Hart likened Amazon's pricing to walking up to the
> counter at Safeway and having your items ring up higher than the person
> just ahead of you.
This is possible when there is only one line to stand in.
If it is painful to move to another line, a bunch of people will stay in
If it is effortless to move to another line - or multiple lines - then
people will drift to other lines - and prices will drift to become more
This is the premise of comparison shopping services.
Interesting battle going on.


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