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Why Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) doesn’t offer a ‘price match’ policy


Why Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) doesn’t offer a ‘price match’ policy

Amazon often has the lowest prices on products, but they don’t offer a low-price guarantee. The notable thing about Amazon is that their prices are constantly changing for several reasons, and often for a consumer’s benefit.

As the company constantly crunches data to determine the ideal price point of a product, in relation to competitive retail prices and the stock of items, the price of a given item may change as often as every ten minutes. There’s also the factor that selling partners on Amazon set their own prices. All of this can result in the often odd pricing you’ll see on the site, like $19.81 or $195.43.

Even if you take the time to cross-reference product pricing at Amazon against, say, Target, Walmart, and Home Depot, Amazon may well drop the price of that baby monitor or camping stove you bought just ten minutes ago.

In the past, Amazon did offer a “price-protection” guarantee refunding you the difference between the price you paid for a product and a new lower rate, but it ended that policy in 2016. Today, you just have to roll the dice on an Amazon purchase, hoping you’re getting the best price.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.

By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1,828.25.

The projected upper bound is: 1,993.99.

The projected lower bound is: 1,825.94.

The projected closing price is: 1,909.97.


A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 9 white candles and 1 black candles for a net of 8 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.

A spinning top occurred (a spinning top is a candle with a small real body). Spinning tops identify a session in which there is little price action (as defined by the difference between the open and the close). During a rally or near new highs, a spinning top can be a sign that prices are losing momentum and the bulls may be in trouble.

Three white candles occurred in the last three days. Although these candles were not big enough to create three white soldiers, the steady upward pattern is bullish.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 77.6032. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 3 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 61.77. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 11 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 89. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 0 period(s) ago.


The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 7 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

AMAZON COM closed up 7.420 at 1,908.790. Volume was 32% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 42% wider than normal.

Open         High         Low         Close      Volume

1,907.840   1,919.581   1,892.470   1,908.790   2,895,347

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish

Moving Averages: 10-period     50-period     200-period
Close: 1,857.42 1,861.94 1,748.48
Volatility: 21 29 46
Volume: 3,566,195 4,230,058 5,629,766

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.


AMAZON COM is currently 9.2% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is high as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of AMZN.O at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on AMZN.O and have had this outlook for the last 1 periods.

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