December 6, 2011
Amazon on Saturday, December 10, will “incentivize” shoppers in brick and mortar stores to buy from them instead, by offering an additional five percent off of qualifying products. This incentive, which was first reported by 9 To 5 Mac, will be offered to those folks using Amazon’s Price Check app. According to today’s announcement:
Customers that use Price Check by Amazon (available on iPhone or Android) on December 10th to price check while shopping in physical retail stores will get an additional discount of 5% (up to $5) off Amazon’s price on up to three qualifying products in the eligible categories, including electronics, toys, music, sporting goods and DVDs.The free Price Check app allows users to compare prices by scanning an item’s barcode. Typically, this happens as the customer is shopping in a physical store. Says 9 to 5 Mac:
This is the first time ever that Amazon will be giving shoppers an added incentive while in a physical retail store. It’s also the first time that Amazon has directly gone after brick and mortar retailers who have much higher overhead costs and must additionally charge sales tax in more places.Will this news convince you to buy something on Saturday via Amazon.com instead of at the local mall? Let us know by using the comments below. In the meantime, Amazon’s Price Check app is available now in the App Store.
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This Saturday, Amazon Is Offering Customers Another Reason To Buy From Them, Not From Brick And Mortar Stores