"If they go to 10 cents, I'll go to 9 cents," Overstock CEO Patrick M. Byrne told CNET on Monday about his plan to continue to undercut Amazon on books.
On Thursday of last week, Overstock sent out a daring press release announcing that it would beat Amazon by 10 percent on its books.
On Friday, Amazon appeared to match those prices.
"Not true," CEO Byrne insisted. Byrne explained that Overstock dropped the prices of 360,000 titles ("three times the size of Barnes & Noble's stock") by 10 percent below Amazon. According to Byrne, Amazon matched those prices on a few thousand. "On the books that people look at, they dropped their prices below ours. But on Friday, we dropped our prices even on those 10 percent again. So we're back to 10 percent below [Amazon]."
Amazon has not replied to requests for comment.
Consumers may potentially get an even bigger price break if Dish is able to snap up Sprint Nextel.
Dish's $25.5 billion unsolicited bid for Sprint certainly adds a wrinkle to Sprint's existing merger plans with Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank. But a deal with Dish may be a boon to consumers, particularly ones looking for a mix of video, mobile, and Internet services.
A combination between Dish and Sprint means the two could bundle satellite-TV and mobile service together. In select markets where the telecommunications and cable providers don't have a strong presence -- particularly in rural … Read more
The consumer electronics store is offering deals on the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, and iPhone 4S to Sprint customers starting today. A RadioShack spokesperson told CNET that this sale will last between now and April 4.
Ever wanted something specific from the Google Play store but didn't want to fork over the cash for it? Well, maybe this is the week to do it.
Google announced today that in honor of Google Play's first birthday, it was offering a week of deals and discounts in its media and app store.
"It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the interwebs to offer the best in digital content," the company wrote on its Google Play Web site. "Since the best parties are the ones that send … Read more
For years I've been advising readers to search the Web for coupon codes before you complete your online purchase. It's one of my all-time favorite money-saving tips, as it's an easy way to score extra discounts.
Well, not always easy. You have to do some googling, peruse the various sites that aggregate coupon codes, sift through the listings to see if there's one that applies, copy and paste the code, and so on.
Intel's ultrabook spec is getting some promotion on the company's Facebook page today.
Intel has taken it upon itself to promote what it believes are the top Cyber Monday deals for ultrabooks. The company's listing includes a host of products from major vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Dell.
The chipmaker offered up "top picks" for its followers to check out. The first option comes from HP, which is offering a $50 discount on its Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook and a free Barnes & Noble Nook with the purchase of the computer, which starts at $749.99. … Read more