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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.


      "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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