I Saved Prices from 22 eBay Stores Participating in The 'PROXY' Sale to Compare before/after Price Jacking

Do your research before giving them your $$$. NB: listings were recorded at ~5PM on 11/07/18 when some stores had already started their merry jacking.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VpjDRAfA0Abk7Ylflj-ixW2SBJ0nDnVAjpy06XvTFus

The included stores are:

af2018
appliancecentral
Ausluck
camerastore-australia
COOLXBEST
Dabtronics
dcxpert
floralivings
gadgetexpressaustralia
hobbywh
luvyourphone
nationwideappliances
nofrillssydney
outlet24seven
Pocketronics
revcom
ryda-online
shoppingsquare
shoppingsquareaustralia
sonyaustralia
Sydneytec
syntricateonline

Don't ask about the other 28. I didn't even think this was going to work.

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Good job OP!

    Dont worry abt PCbyte. We know they drives auto price jack.

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    please post ssd deals tomorrow

    thank you

  • +2 votes

    I've seen it done before. This is the last one I remember. I posted a follow up to it. To summarise: out of 10 random listings, 2 went out of stock, 4 remained the same, and 4 actually dropped in price. Will be good to see what a larger sample size shows. Once you have the results, could you show break it down for each store too? I'm sure there are some stores that are better than others.

    • +1 vote

      Good idea. I'll save today's prices and insert price difference to yesterday's set when I get the chance. Shame I couldn't get all the stores.

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    Good effort!

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    wow, nice rip.

    will be interesting to see how they compare tomorrow.

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    Thanks Op. How did you compile the prices? Did you use an automated software for this?

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      Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V 24621 times. My pinky is a callous.

      Nah. JS to generate URLs, scraping library for data, Excel and Notepad++ for some formatting and regex.

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    Witch hunt now begins

  • +1 vote

    Seems like ebay stores are hunting ozbargainers/ bargain newbies…

    2c here, nfi why mods allow ebay advertisement since they're mostly not deals but just discounts. Seems like ebay is just milking the ozbargain crowd.

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      They seem very popular though.

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      since they're mostly not deals but just discounts

      You just said the reason why. Mostly. There are still genuine bargains in the mix and the community will vote accordingly.

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    impressive

  • +1 vote

    We love an OzBargainer who keeps spreadsheets

  • +1 vote

    I haven't noticed price jacking with Ryda but they've definitely pulled some items off their shelves ie the more expensive Alpine head units.

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      If another big sale happens I'll see if I can collect stock data too. The data is there but I have to find out if I can be bothered.

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        Another datapoint: I've noticed Peter of Kensington's eBay store also pull things off the shelf when codes come about i.e. Le Creuset products. Given the brand in question and possibly applicable to Ryda's case with Alpine, there will be brands that simply won't allow their retailers to severely undercut other retailers so I'm not entirely blaming Ryda and/or PoK for that.

        • +1 vote

          I think it's more likely that in PoK's case things are usually pretty heavily discounted. I believe in most sales, retailers are probably chipping in for some of the discount, factoring Ebay fees and paypal fees (which I'm sure they get at reduced rates) there probably isn't enough margin in it for them to bother.

          I don't mind where they withdraw an item from sale. I just hate when they jack up their prices so that the business is the one profiting from the sale (when Ebay basically kicks in the difference) not the consumer.

  • -1 vote

    Can't you do another scan today and compare the prices from yesterday to today?

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    They finally broke me today and I've hidden all deals from eBay Australia…..

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