Amazon Dominates Sears’ Prices In The Bondage Accessories Market

Rein in those high prices, Sears.

Rein in those high prices, Sears.

Full disclosure: I know nothing about the bondage accessories market — what’s good, what’s bad, what’s very, very bad — but I do know how to spot a low price. And while it’s admirable that Sears is branching out to third-party vendors outside of the tools and home goods sections, if you’re gonna sell a customer a harness, at least try to compete with Amazon’s prices.

Consumerist readers Luke and Tom both pointed out one particular 4-piece adjustable harness for men sold by a third party on Sears’ site [UPDATE: Since this was originally posted on 8/09, the item has been pulled from the site. Bummer, Sears! Now customers have no choice but to buy it on Amazon], noting that such an alliance is the natural result of selling both clothing and hardware. While sure, one might not think “bondage gear” and “Sears” in the same breath, that’s not the really surprising thing here.

What’s most noteworthy, and perhaps yet another sign of Sears just not getting it, is that the pricing on said Elegant Moments harness could be more competitive. A quick search for the company on Amazon.com pulls up a number of results for similar accessories, including the exact same harness going for the lower price of $46.60. That’s a steal compared to the $55.99 price on Sears.com. While Amazon also has some more expensive prices, you can still find a deal in the end. It’s all about comparison shopping, people.

Get your head in the game, Sears. Don’t show so much restraint in offering discounts or your customers will continue to shop elsewhere for their bondage accessories.