Ok, I know what the Ozbargain mob mentality is like so I expect every idiot and his dog will come out calling me a moron, but hear me out.
As you all know, deals are regularly posted here for Amazon products.
Many of them are pantry staple types that have a subscribe and save option.
This option solicits entering into an ongoing arrangement with Amazon by:
- being the default purchase option on many of these types of staple product, and
- offering a 10% discount.
The subscribe and save box tells you that you get a discount, that you can choose the number of items, and the delivery frequency - but it does not tell you that the price you are agreeing to buy the product at is not the price Amazon might charge you next delivery.
It is not until you click the 'learn more' button that this information is revealed.
I strongly suspect that Amazon relies on people not clicking this button and not knowing that they can change the price at whim for the next delivery - because
WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD AGREE TO BUY STUFF ON AN ONGOING BASIS WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO BE CHARGED!?!
So, Ozbargain community, is this dodgy behaviour on Amazon's part?
Is their dodginess countered by our dodginess is signing up for the initial discount and then immediately cancelling our S&S after we scored the extra 10%?