Economic Genius... In Amazon Customer Discussions
I happened across this on Amazon, in a thread from 2008 complaining about prices rising while Amazon customers are in the process of purchasing. WTF. A game goes from $29.99 to $79.99 in the three seconds it takes to type in your password? I don't buy it.
At first, I thought this guy was your run-of-the-mill Internet dick (I can spot them because I am paid to be one) but by the end of his comment, I realized that he's actually a total fucking genius. The Fed should hire this guy. He gets it. Like no one on Amazon has gotten it before him except for maybe management and whoever actually CAME UP WITH the idea of Amazon.
Ladies and gentlemen, Bob:
If you don't like the price, don't buy the item. If it fluctuates and that's a problem for you, wait until it goes back down.
If you were willing to pay a higher price for something, then Amazon obviously would have been stupid not to sell it to you for that much.