As you may know, in addition to the items Amazon itself sells, some of
the items that are found at amazon.com are in fact sold by other
vendors: Amazon collects the money, but the order is fulfilled by
Today I discovered an instance where Amazon's price for an item that
would be supplied by one of these other vendors was noticeably higher
than the price I had just seen on that other vendor's own Web site. I
don't know how common this is, but it's something to keep in mind.
On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 20:58:23 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"
I think it is fairly common. After I first noticed it a few years
ago, I always check & often end up buying from the vendor.
Sometimes Amazon offers free shipping over $25 on those items, and
then I get it from amazon- if I'm willing to wait until I have a $25
In checking out new gps's at Best Buy, clerk told me that Best Buy will
match Amazon price as long as Amazon was the original vendor. Also
learned that Best Buy has free shipping.
Best Buy did not have gps I was interested in but it was for sale at
their site on line for same price as Amazon's so I ended up buying from
There's a browser add-on for Firefox and Chrome that will quietly show
you the lowest price it has found for the product you're looking at.
Say you're checking out a power drill on Amazon; it'll alert you if it
finds the same model available for less elsewhere. It's called
InvisibleHand, and it's pretty useful even though it doesn't cover all
products, nor all websites.
I am not impressed. Last week swmbo made a case for buying a Ninja blender.
It lists at $79. Local ads had it at $159. That's the same as Amazon. So
today I tried out invisible hand. It said Amazon's price was good and
Wal-Mart was an alternate supplier at that price.
Well, you know what they say, "caveat emptor" - let the buyer beware. So we
went to Bed Bath and Beyond where it was also on the shelf at $159. What is
missing from this story is that we presented a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon
that offered 20% off. That got us a $32 discount.
Have a nice day.
On 11/14/11 11:26 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
(a) It's a 3-stage "smart" charger, and (b) it's a 75Amp charger. This
would be for charging high-capacity battery arrays, especially of
deep-cycle batteries, e.g., series-parallel-connected GC2 golf-cart
The three stages are shown here:
Iota uses different terms:
Some "smart" chargers (but I don't recall whether this includes the
Powermax ones) also deliver an "equalization" charge every few days if
no other activity has occurred.
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