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Plano Box Group Buy - An Amazon Experiment

Discussion in 'Non-automotive Group Buys' started by ramonortiz55, May 10, 2017.

  1. May 10, 2017 at 6:06 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    This is going to be an interesting one. If this experiment works out, it could potentially save everyone money!

    It takes a little time and patience and everyone needs to cooperate.

    Here is a little history on what made me do this:

    @gnardoggie posted a potential group buy for the Maxsa boards -

    http://www.maxsainnovations.com/escaper-buddy-set-of-2-pieces/

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/feeler-escaper-buddy-recovery-treads.489551/

    Which are also posted on Amazon

    In the thread, the OP posted the Amazon link - which resulted in everyone that was interested in the product to click and research the item on Amazon.

    Amazon realized that people were interested in the traction boards and they started to drop the prices - significantly.

    Between May 3rd - to May 10th - Exactly one week, it dropped from $140 down to $103 with free PRIME shipping.

    Here is the Camelcamelcamel.com price chart:

    upload_2017-5-10_7-57-34.jpg


    When @RigginsTaco and I saw what happened, we knew that we could use this to our advantage. :D

    This can be a useful tool with a little TW help!

    Let's try this on another experiment and if it works out, we can try on different things.

    Were going to try this with a 36" Plano Box:

    plano amazon box.jpg

    Even if you don't want the box, but would be interested in future items it is vital that you help us out with this one. If it works, we can turn this thread solely into an Amazon "Group Buy" thread. Where people can place requests and help each other lower Amazon prices.
     
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  2. May 10, 2017 at 6:07 AM
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    Here are the instructions, please follow them closely.

    1. Do a search for the 36" Plano box linked above, no link provided. Let's make it random - Search "Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 36-Inch"

    2. Add it to your cart THEN throw it in your "Save for later" item list.

    3. WAIT.

    Theoretically, if enough people do it, Amazon will see an interest in this item and slowly start dropping the prices until people start purchasing.

    DO NOT PURCHASE at the first price drop.

    Let's ride the price drop and see how low it can go.
     
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    Price of 36" Plano Box:

    May 10th - $69.99
     
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    One more
     
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    Let's keep it going guys!

    This thread needs exposure, let's discuss and get more people involved.
     
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    I saw that!

    That is crazy.

    If it works out with Plano, we can try another item. :)
     
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    Yes! Thanks :proposetoast:
     
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