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Andrew-Amanda.com "Deals of the Day" (Updated Weekly)

Daily Deals for this week!!! Only at www.andrew-amanda.com

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Welcome to BLF! I’ve bought from Andrew-Amanda multiple times, they are great sellers.

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I retract what I said, I just found out about the clearance section, it looks like a few of the prices are the lowest out there, but double checking to make sure.

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Welcome to BLF! I’ve bought from Andrew-Amanda multiple times, they are great sellers.

+1!!!

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Thank you Saypat and Dangerous! Musicmagic, our website also has a “make an offer” option here:
http://www.andrew-amanda.com/nameyourprice/makeoffer/
…if you believe the price is a bit steep.

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Good Day Andrew--Amanda, Smile

 

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Do You ship to Australia?

 

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Yes we do!

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prices are ok, not the best on the web.

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> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep.

I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here.

Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research?

There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers.
It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals.

The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help.

Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.

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hank wrote:

> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep.

I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here.

Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research?

There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers.
It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals.

The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help.

Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.

+1,000,000 Great idea  Smile

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hank wrote:
> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep.

I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here.

Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research?

There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers.
It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals.

The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help.

Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.


Not a fan of ‘price matching’ stores, as in they offer to match or beat a price by X%. What you have is a store whose natural pricing policy is higher, but they will lower it long enough to beat the better priced store. The inevitable end of that is the naturally lower priced store goes out of business and you just have that higher priced store now, without any ability to price match.
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Ejected Filament wrote:
hank wrote:
> “make an offer” option ...if you believe the price is a bit steep. I'm seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here. Maybe we need a forum for "help with price scanning" sellers, who want people here to do the research? There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers. It's inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals. The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help. Just sayin' -- dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.
Not a fan of 'price matching' stores, as in they offer to match or beat a price by X%. What you have is a store whose natural pricing policy is higher, but they will lower it long enough to beat the better priced store. The inevitable end of that is the naturally lower priced store goes out of business and you just have that higher priced store now, without any ability to price match.
+1 with that and also, many times, the lowest price seller will not guarantee their stuff, even if they say they will, because they sold it so low that they effectively made no money, or so little that they are not willing to stand by the product. Low price does have it's disadvantages. I know many will only buy from the lowest price, no matter what, but you also hear them complain about that lowest price item they got, or they won't say a word after, because they got shafted and don't want to make it public. The "lowest price wars" here have caused more trouble than they are worth sometimes, but, that's just how it is and dealers are only after one thing, sales at the moment, not long term.

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dangerous wrote:
Welcome to BLF! I’ve bought from Andrew-Amanda multiple times, they are great sellers.

+1 agreed, good sellers.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

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hank wrote:
> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep. I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here. Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research? There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers. It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals. The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help. Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.
Not a fan of ‘price matching’ stores, as in they offer to match or beat a price by X%. What you have is a store whose natural pricing policy is higher, but they will lower it long enough to beat the better priced store. The inevitable end of that is the naturally lower priced store goes out of business and you just have that higher priced store now, without any ability to price match.
+1 with that and also, many times, the lowest price seller will not guarantee their stuff, even if they say they will, because they sold it so low that they effectively made no money, or so little that they are not willing to stand by the product. Low price does have it’s disadvantages. I know many will only buy from the lowest price, no matter what, but you also hear them complain about that lowest price item they got, or they won’t say a word after, because they got shafted and don’t want to make it public. The “lowest price wars” here have caused more trouble than they are worth sometimes, but, that’s just how it is and dealers are only after one thing, sales at the moment, not long term.

They forgot an item in my order. I called them and they shipped out the part with zero argument on their part. Postage free. They are reputable merchants. Give them a chance. Smile I am not yelling. This is a very long post. Used bold just to get noticed. Peace All.

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Just curious…I know the listed address is NC, USA, but is this Amanda the same Amanda of Maxtoch, or no connection at all?

And are your stocks shipped from USA or China?

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No worries. No, we are not the same. We aren’t connected in any way. And yes, all of our products are shipped from our store location here in North Carolina.

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Just used “Name a Price” feature and got a great price on a Nitecore EA21 double A flashlight. Smile

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I like the looks of your site and you carry excellent quality lights. Welcome to BLF!

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Wow, awesome prices! You guys in the US always get the good stuff for cheap Cry

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I am not a flashlight seller in any way shape or form, I do agree with old lumens about short term goals. But consider it is a lot like politics. We vote for folks who tell us what we want to hear. Then we get made that nothing changes.

Distributors are in a cutthroat market, and it is we who made it cut throat. Who here shops for a better price? If we gave our business on a metric other that lowest landed cost (for identical items) that new metric is what distributors would compete on. As they don’t make the lights they are stuck with the spec. They can drop a whole line (and that happens) but it takes time for truly bad manufactures to loose market distribution channels.

I don’t expect any of this to actually be new news. I did notice that on my favorite p36 (great light by the way) that they are clearly among the lowest (I know Banggood is lower but you need the code).

But these guys are openly (or maybe not so openly) advertising this price so I don’t know if this is a breach of MAP or not but I know enough pressure is out there (because of price shopping) that distributors are working hard to come up with ways to get the prices in our hands before we personally ask for exactly the reason that the asking is more work for both sides.

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Is the EA41 the one on sale the 4 th of February the 2015 version?
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Old-Lumens wrote:

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hank wrote:
> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep. I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here. Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research? There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers. It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals. The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help. Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.
Not a fan of ‘price matching’ stores, as in they offer to match or beat a price by X%. What you have is a store whose natural pricing policy is higher, but they will lower it long enough to beat the better priced store. The inevitable end of that is the naturally lower priced store goes out of business and you just have that higher priced store now, without any ability to price match.
+1 with that and also, many times, the lowest price seller will not guarantee their stuff, even if they say they will, because they sold it so low that they effectively made no money, or so little that they are not willing to stand by the product. Low price does have it’s disadvantages. I know many will only buy from the lowest price, no matter what, but you also hear them complain about that lowest price item they got, or they won’t say a word after, because they got shafted and don’t want to make it public. The “lowest price wars” here have caused more trouble than they are worth sometimes, but, that’s just how it is and dealers are only after one thing, sales at the moment, not long term.

But on the flip side monopolies, oligopolies and protected markets are very good at gouging customers, i agree with what your saying that a race to the bottom is destructive, but a race to the top has equal if not worse consequences.
We have no idea what the actual profit margin on a chinese flashlight is, and if we did we also don’t know what their costs of doing business are, an extra 10% discount may just be a reduced profit or may be the final nail in the coffin. I highly doubt we are buying many of our flashlights below cost, and i think we are rewarding sellers who offer good service, how many flashlights have fasttech or intl outdoor sold to BLF members, i’m guessing mountain electronics is a US distributor.

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Thank you! I believe it’s the owner’s children’s names but not 100% positive.

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I’ve bought several Olights from their ebay shop over the past few years and they were always great. Received my lights really fast like 2 days after ordering! Nice to see this thread on BLF, I see some awesome deals posted. Subscribed.

                                      

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Bort wrote:
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Ejected Filament wrote:
hank wrote:
> “make an offer” option …if you believe the price is a bit steep. I’m seeing more of this from various new sellers as they show up here. Maybe we need a forum for “help with price scanning” sellers, who want people here to do the research? There are enough of us looking that we could come up with a fairly fast fairly thorough survey of prices on a given day, at a bunch of different sellers. It’s inefficient when each person looking for a light has to check each seller, then ask each seller for a better price, one at a time as individuals. The better price ought to be offered to the BLF members, for their help. Just sayin’ — dont try to split us up. As a group, we ought to have some serious leverage here and get honestly excellent prices.
Not a fan of ‘price matching’ stores, as in they offer to match or beat a price by X%. What you have is a store whose natural pricing policy is higher, but they will lower it long enough to beat the better priced store. The inevitable end of that is the naturally lower priced store goes out of business and you just have that higher priced store now, without any ability to price match.
+1 with that and also, many times, the lowest price seller will not guarantee their stuff, even if they say they will, because they sold it so low that they effectively made no money, or so little that they are not willing to stand by the product. Low price does have it’s disadvantages. I know many will only buy from the lowest price, no matter what, but you also hear them complain about that lowest price item they got, or they won’t say a word after, because they got shafted and don’t want to make it public. The “lowest price wars” here have caused more trouble than they are worth sometimes, but, that’s just how it is and dealers are only after one thing, sales at the moment, not long term.

But on the flip side monopolies, oligopolies and protected markets are very good at gouging customers, i agree with what your saying that a race to the bottom is destructive, but a race to the top has equal if not worse consequences.
We have no idea what the actual profit margin on a chinese flashlight is, and if we did we also don’t know what their costs of doing business are, an extra 10% discount may just be a reduced profit or may be the final nail in the coffin. I highly doubt we are buying many of our flashlights below cost, and i think we are rewarding sellers who offer good service, how many flashlights have fasttech or intl outdoor sold to BLF members, i’m guessing mountain electronics is a US distributor.

The question for me isnt a discount, discounts are great. Profit margin is unknown in both cases, whether set prices and we’ll beat any price by 10%.

But the idea of beat any price is a discount being offered that is beyond their competitor without stating a price in the first place. ie: X offers it at $10. Y says Ill beat any price by 10%. X has a price they are offering it at, X has said in that price that this is how we do business. Y however, is saying I want as much profit as I can get away with, but my price will vary according to my competitor so I dont price myself out of the market. One could argue thats good, lowest price and all. But in reality X will go out of business, and Y is all you have left in business (alternative is Y will disappear quickly due to lack of profits , and that means no after sales service). And we already know Y does not know how to price. Its fair to assume, youre going to pay more long term with future transaction. Moreover, chances are with that kind of ethic, your after sales service level will not be great either.

Personally, Id prefer to support X. His prices are competitive to start with, and they stand by that pricing policy by stating the price they expect. Of course they can lower prices etc, thats all good, but its the outright stating of a price from the start. Not X price – 10%. What price will they set, when they have no competitor? You can bet its not going to a marginal profit because if they could, they already would be pricing that way.

The alternative is they are willing to sell at below cost, but to what end? Thats not how you stay in business unless you plan to off the competition. ie: its a deep pockets strategy (he with the most cash to play with, can outlast competitors until they are gone, then sooner or later they must return to profitability). This cant end with lowest possible prices.

On top, as OL said, they cant provide back up and service with minimal profit margins. Its just not economically viable to do so. Theres just no way this strategy is good for consumers long term. Its good for the seller short term, and we get a few bvargains along the way. Long term, we will pay for it either in future prices, or service.

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