Maybe not gouging, but pretty shady on PrimeCables?
Two days ago I notice they have a banner saying they are having trouble keeping up with demand as orders are flooding in (you’re making money in a crises, eh...?).
I wake up yesterday to finalize my cart I had been compiling for a few days. I figured I’d spend extra time, buy a little extra and save the postal worker any needless work at this time. To my surprise 7/7 of the items in my cart have been raised 15-20% each in price. These items include micro Ethernet, regular ethernet slim HDMI, belkin surge protector, cable ties, cable tie mount and Ethernet switch. Items I have bought multiple times before at a consistent rate and now all of a sudden, change?
Every single item was increased by 15-20% in price. IMO this is shady, whatever model they were using was working just fine and now when they are probably getting hit with business they opt to put a 15-20% premium on the whole website. The big guys at the top used this opportunity to put an extra 15-20% on their products in a crisis when people are transitioning to work from home. If the change was done at a time that we weren’t in a pandemic, I’d look the other way, but the timing lacks class.
I’m just gonna order from monoprice and clear the package myself from now on.