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Old 08-26-00, 09:39 PM
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Searched on Amazon for the Marx Brothers DVDs...
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6305078130/qid%3D967325556/002-9444043-4900067

Wow! The special surcharge is only $10.50! The bargains just keep rollin' along! Other Marx Brothers titles also carry this super special surcharge! Neat-o! Thanks, Amazon! I'll take 45!


Old 08-26-00, 09:46 PM
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WTF!!!! This must be an error!!! Why would there be a surcharge added to the price? Anyone know????
Old 08-26-00, 11:05 PM
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This has popped up in the past and also been talked about here. I beleive it has something to do with the price drop on the set. I am not sure but it is possible that they are advertising the new price but still have stock which they paid the old price for and therefore are putting on a surcharge. I am not sure if that is correct but I am pretty sure it has to do with the price drop.

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Old 08-26-00, 11:10 PM
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Amazon has been doing this since early this year. From what I understand when an already out title has a price drop in the future. Amazon has a lower price but adds a surcharge so you are really paying the price before the price drop since you are buying it before the price drop. I guess its probably so price searches will come up with Amazon.

I know that doesnt make sense but I have seen it many times at Amazon only. I think if you look up many of the other Image titles that recently announced a price drop you will probably see this. Oh, I see you already have.

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