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Man , I'm Annoyed with Myself . . .And Amazon Too

I'm in need of a new handbag.  The one I'm currently using is probably 18-19 years old and has finally started showing serious wear.  I went to Amazon yesterday and found a gorgeous Frye bag for $140.  Great price for Frye!  But becuase I don't rush into things, I had to mull it over and decide if I wanted to buy it.  Silly me. To get a Frye bag at that price is crazy.  So I just went to Amazon, and it is now, wait for it . . . $458!  I know Amazon has always manipulated prices, but really $318 in a 24 hour period?  Needless to say, I won't be buying it.  Bummer.

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@Its Me LuLuBelle2 wrote:

I'm in need of a new handbag.  The one I'm currently using is probably 18-19 years old and has finally started showing serious wear.  I went to Amazon yesterday and found a gorgeous Frye bag for $140.  Great price for Frye!  But becuase I don't rush into things, I had to mull it over and decide if I wanted to buy it.  Silly me. To get a Frye bag at that price is crazy.  So I just went to Amazon, and it is now, wait for it . . . $458!  I know Amazon has always manipulated prices, but really $318 in a 24 hour period?  Needless to say, I won't be buying it.  Bummer.


@Its Me LuLuBelle2 I wanted that darn bag too.  I was jonesing for it.  Missed it.

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Yes...@LuLuBelle2  I'm guilty of the same.  Years ago a purse company made stunning hand painted bags.  Now they are not the same quality and I stalk a couple special designs from many years ago.  One popped into inventory on Amazon (have no idea where it came from because it is very old inventory).  Today I was prepared to buy, of course it was gone.  Searched  for years for this one bag,  husband said "you don't need it" and I don't.  Years of seeking for that particular design and I let it slip through my fingers.  Ugh....just a bag, deep breathe, not critical in my life.

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Keep it in  your cart and wait for the price drop!  Decide what you're willing to pay and then don't look back..............the prices rise and fall with the competitor's prices.

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@Its Me LuLuBelle2, I really dislike Amazon's pricing games. I hope the price of the bag drops for you in the future. 

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Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry for you!  I just got a Frye bag from Amazon a few weeks ago.  It was a $358 bag that I got for $182.  I, too, hesitated because it wasn't really my first choice color wise, but the color I wanted had the $358 price tag.  Now that I have it, I love it.  

 

I am so disappointed for you!  Here's hoping that the price will come down again.  Keep checking!  

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@Citrine1 wrote:

Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry for you!  I just got a Frye bag from Amazon a few weeks ago.  It was a $358 bag that I got for $182.  I, too, hesitated because it wasn't really my first choice color wise, but the color I wanted had the $358 price tag.  Now that I have it, I love it.  

 

I am so disappointed for you!  Here's hoping that the price will come down again.  Keep checking!  


@Citrine1   Oh, so you are the one that got the black Melissa satchel that I wanted.

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@In-x-s wrote:

Keep it in  your cart and wait for the price drop!  Decide what you're willing to pay and then don't look back..............the prices rise and fall with the competitor's prices.


@In-x-s, I'm always afraid to put things in my cart because I wonder if that's how Amazon decides to jack up prices!  A few years ago I bought my budding artist granddaughter a really beautiful art set for Christmas.  I think I bought it in late October/early November.  It was, if I'm not mistaken, about $25.00.  By Christmas it had tripled in price!   They do the same thing with Legos.  If they are popular they just keep raising the price. I really don't know how they get away with their "fluctuating" prices.

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Hahahaha  Oh my gosh @Nonametoday your post made me LOL.  No, it wasn't me!!  I wasn't in the market for a black bag, but I'll tell you something, had I seen the Melissa satchel in black at that price, I'd have bought it.  That's about my favorite of all the Frye bags!  I eyed that satchel for weeks.

 

I got the Melissa shoulder bag (I think that was it.  I'll check Amazon in a minute).  I believe they were calling the color slate.  I was leary, but it looked brown in the pic.  Fortunately, it looks brown in person too.  Not that there's anything wrong with "slate" but I wanted a brown shade.  

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@Its Me LuLuBelle2, I was looking at Legos for my grandson on Amazon.  Aren't the prices for them outrageous?