[R] Spot price "S Programming"

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo at astro.uio.no
Sat Jan 20 20:20:43 CET 2001

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Andrew Criswell wrote:

>Hello All:
>Amazon is now at this very moment selling "S Programming" at $59.95 with
>2-3 days delivery. Some one among us ought to exploit R to develop a
>forecasting model to predict when next Amazon markets Venable and
>Ripley's book again at $17.95.


Amazon have been experimenting with changing prices up and down so as to
see what impact prices have on people's willingness to buy. Slashdot has
had a couple of stories on it
The latter story says that they are refunding what you paid in excess when
testing is over. So perhaps it doesn't matter... :-)

But then, I'm boycotting Amazon because of spamming, their lack of
respect for customer's privacy and for their one-click-patent.


Kjetil Kjernsmo
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