I've had a pre-order with a major UK online retailer for a limited run collectable ornament for a couple of months now, but the 'Due for release' date has been pushed back three times now, allegedly down to manufacturer delivery issues. That wouldn't normally be a problem... but the same online retailer has exactly the same item (and it's only made by one manufacturer) listed again elsewhere as 'In Stock' - but at more than a 50% markup (£130 as opposed to the pre-order price of £80). Are they doing anything legally wrong here (in UK law), as opposed to just deeply immoral?
posted by timpollard
on Mar 16, 2012 -
I'm considering a slight career change into the online retail sector and I'd like to know more about distribution models, purchasing from distributors and manufacturers, and how product prices are calculated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 29, 2009 -
How can a new company track leads submitted via its website through the sales and post-sales process, simply, automatically, and online? [more inside]
posted by prophetsearcher
on Jan 30, 2008 -
I am pretty sure I'm just being paranoid, but I would like to check with the savvy crowd here first.
I have listed a range/stove for sale on Craigslist and I got a response from someone who's interested. He has asked for my name and address to send me the payment. All of that is relatively normal.
posted by mikel
on Jun 21, 2005 -