Amazon ended its post order price guarantee this Monday, according to an email a reader and deal forum members received from the online retailer.
That stinks, the policy was neat. If you bought something from Amazon and its price on the site dropped within 30 days, you could contact them and get a refund for the difference.
Now according to emails people are getting, the policy is no more and only items bought before September 1st will be eligible. Must be the economy, stupid. We’re waiting on a confirmation/explanation from Amazon, but here’s the email Jason got…
Hello from Amazon.com.
Thank you for contacting us to take advantage of our Post-Order Price Guarantee.
I’ve confirmed that we now offer a greater discount on item than at the time you placed your order.
Since your purchase shipped within the past 30 days, I’ve requested a refund of $5.78 to the original payment method used for your order.
This amount reflects the difference between the price you were originally charged for the item and the current price offered by Amazon.com. This refund should be processed in the next few days.
Only orders placed before September 1, 2008 are eligible for a price difference refund under the Post-Order Price Guarantee policy. As of September 1, 2008 we are no longer offering discounts if prices change on our website after you make a purchase.
Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com–we hope you’ll visit us again soon.
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