July 13, 2005

News & Opinion: Have they got a deal for you

By: Jack @ 1:28 PM – Filed under: Marketing & Sales

From last months' Washington Post comes an article about new pricing policies being used on the Net:
"The idea used to be that you, the consumer, could shop around, compare goods and prices, and make a smart choice. But now the reverse is also true: The vendor looks at its consumer base, gathers information, and decides whether you are worth pleasing, or whether it can profit from your loyalty and habits. You may try to jump from site to site to hunt for the best buy, but that's time-consuming. And there are comparative shopping sites such as Bizrate or Nextag, but these can be tough to navigate, and companies are learning quickly how to game the system."
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