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  •  They're also using this info to set prices (3+ / 0-)

    i.e., people with browser/buying history that makes a site think they're richer or in more need of a product will get a higher price. The consumerist posts before/after screenshots from people who clear their cookies and get different prices.

    We're getting closer to textbook first degree price discrimination every day.

    •  I've seen that myself. I'll search for prices on (0+ / 0-)

      something, then research the product some more.  Then decide to wait a bit and see what other products might work.

      When I go back to the product, the price is higher, particularly at sites like Amazon.  If I clear my cookies or do a clean sweep of the machine for temp files, cookies, history, etc, the price is lower.

      WTF?

      "We'll take all the money we can from you," seems to be the motto.  Crooked b@stards!

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:56:04 PM PST

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