Amazon "Make an Offer" lets shoppers negotiate a lower price with select sellers

By Shawn Knight
Dec 9, 2014
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  1. Borrowing a page from eBay's playbook, Amazon has announced a new feature called Make an Offer that essentially lets buyers haggle with third-party marketplace sellers. Here's how it works.

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  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    So basically lifted that feature straight out of Ebay.
  3. TheBigFatClown

    TheBigFatClown TS Guru Posts: 643   +226

    Sweet, the more competition the better. It's a win-win situation for the consumer. EBay? They got enough money.
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  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Auctions have been around for allot longer than eBay.
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  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder You know, that one guy with the PC Posts: 2,189   +589

    Well its nice to have the feature available on Amazon now as well as eBay.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,587   +278

    Yes, but it's more the business area that Amazon is making a move into I was weakly implying rather than just the auction mechanic itself. Given the patent wars with Apple winning one that was basically the equivalent of a sliding lock on a toilet door I'm surprised anything is considered to predate the interwebz!

    Meanwhile... using the word allot in that way hasn't been around for long ;)
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  7. Urooj57

    Urooj57 TS Rookie

    There is a good chance seller will increase the price a bit so negotiation could be in their favor. However, this means every buyer will have to go through the whole bargaining process to get the item at the right price? This can be a bit annoying when you just don't want to end up in all that bargaining thing.
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    If the concept is taken from eBay, the seller will have the opportunity to set a price, allow bidding, or both.

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