Amazon Prices

by Thomas Beutel

I’m shopping for a scroll saw. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just a basic one for cutting shapes from 1/4-inch plywood for my model railroad. I settled on a $72 model that I’ve been looking at on Amazon and I finally decided to buy it. Whoops, it went up $15 in one day. What happened?

I’ve been aware for a while about Amazon’s dynamic pricing, so I figured I would see if there was a website that tracks prices. That lead me to find I found out that the scrollsaw has been priced as high as $125 and as low as $55, all in the span of a few months. Wow!

So I can wait. I’m not really in a hurry. I’ve set a price target of $74. Let’s see if it goes down in the next couple weeks.