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Offline Fafnir

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Amazon pricing
« on: May 20, 2012, 05:16:24 PM »
Can anyone explain why Kaspersky charges almost ?0 for their top of the line model - "Pure" yet the same thing on Amazon costs ?10.99. I am sure I'm looking at the same thing. If you search on Amazon (UK) for Kaspersky you get a bewildering choice of prices, often different prices fro the same product.

Offline Willabong

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Re: Amazon pricing
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 08:17:53 AM »
I know that Amazon is a portal for shops and individuals to sell on their 3rd party products. And because of this arrangement, Amazon has no real control over the prices these suppliers ask.
You will find the same huge differences when pricing Norton products, and invariably the prices will be much cheaper than buying from the company that created the product.
Add to this the fact that there are quite a few scam merchants out there who are trying to rip you off (on places like ebay), and it can be a minefield.
Always go for the cheapest VERIFIABLE product from (if possible) a known reliable source, and you should save pounds and perhaps more importantly get what you ordered.
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Re: Amazon pricing
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 09:40:37 AM »
I echo this sentiment. Another reason to have some kind of website filter like My Web of Trust (http://mywot.com) or Norton Identity Safe (https://identitysafe.norton.com/) installed - or even both (they'll happily co-exist). They'll help steer you through the minefield.

Also worth looking at http://store.downloadcrew.com/ for electronic downloads - they often have bargains, particularly when a new version is about to come out. Kaspersky Pure is currently available for ?30 - don't know how that compares elsewhere, but it is genuine. I write for Downloadcrew.com, so I should be able to vouch for it!
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Offline Fafnir

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Re: Amazon pricing
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 10:03:08 AM »
I would have thought that Amazon has too much to lose (or nothing to gain) from being associated with dubious suppliers. The low price I saw that led to this initial post was just under ?20 from an associated supplier. Kaspersky's price is nearly ?60!

But I take your point - I never buy from suppliers who don't have some sort of references. As the saying goes, if it's too good to be true, it isn't!

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Re: Amazon pricing
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 11:13:23 AM »
The only way Amazon can find out if a Supplier is genuine, is to wait and see. Being fair to them, when you buy from one of these retailers, Amazon will send you an e-mail asking if you were satisfied with the product. If enough people report a bad experience, then Amazon will remove the supplier.....But the problem is (and it's the same on ebay) the crooked supplier will often re-register with Amazon from a different location/computer with different sign up details.

As Nick points out 'It's a minefield out there'.
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