For a few years, Amazon’s protected users against immediate price drops after purchase with an informal price protection policy that refunded you the difference if the cost of something you bought was slashed mere days later. It appears those good times are over.
Over the past month, Amazon customers began complaining that the online retailer was no longer honoring price protection refunds on anything, with the sole exception of televisions.
GroovyPost was the first to notice the change in early May after readers reached out. Most recently, Recode spoke to Earny, a startup that helps people find price difference refunds on items they’ve purchased online, about the price protection policy.