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To me is the first time i hear about it.



I personally first heard about the Prime Day strike, figured it had to be some sort of sell-day mania in the middle of summer. Anyway, tactics like this one have been carried out by the biggest webshop in my country for a few years now. The first time it happened most of us thought it was a genuine mistake, the following iteration though revealed the move for what it really was: pure marketing.


The problem here is though, barely anyone has heard about this story and Prime Day is now over. I just sent this article to three photography friends, one of which works at a camera store, and none of them had heard about it yet.

The only way this deal was discovered it seems, is by careful watchers on slickdeals as well, so I'm going to lean towards this being a legitimate pricing error and not some attempt and sneakily generating PR.

The intentional PR being generated here will be Amazon going "fine, let's eat the loss and show that we put our customers first" instead of going "nope, cancel delivery and don't ship any more, then start requesting voluntary retrieval on the ones that have delivered!" which many companies would have to do but Amazon will likely lose less by letting customers keep them than they net in minutes (if not tens of seconds depending on how many actually shipped).


I still do not know what it is :/


Its one of those gimmick sale days like "Black Friday", "Cyber Monday", "Back to School Blowout", etc. The only difference is the sales have historically just been on junk[1] rather than desirable items.

[1] Unless you are the type who needs a 55 gallons jug of lube. https://observer.com/2015/07/at-1k-55-gallon-bottle-of-lube-...


Cheap cameras and lube... what a time to be alive




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