Brickset news wrote:LEGO product feed problem
Posted by Huw, 21 Jan 2012 05:06
The data feed from LEGO that provides us with prices and availability of sets at shop.LEGO.com seems to be broken today, and as you can see there are just a handful of old products being shown in the 'New at shop.LEGO.com' list above.
I hope it's sorted soon, but I don't suppose it'll get fixed over the weekend, so I apologise for the inconvenience.
Update, still not fixed but I've adjusted the database so it uses yesterday's data.
emmtwosix wrote:What was disturbing was that they had the 8096 set now priced at $79.99!
Is this a new pricing tactic? Have they figured out that they can gouge customers at the end of a product's life cycle by artificially reducing supply (by taking them off shelves) and charging a higher price? Even if that part is just a coincidence, at the very least they've figured out they can charge more for sets when they're out of production - that's bad enough. Has anyone else seen something like this at one of the major chains?
--sorry if this should be a new topic, it seemed to fit well in here since this thread is what made me think to make mention of it in the first place
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