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Federal Court OKs Amazon's System of Suggesting Alternative Products 102

concealment writes "Many of us have had the experience of going to Amazon to buy one thing but checking out with a huge shopping cart of items that we didn't initially seek—or even know were available. Amazon's merchandising often benefits Amazon's customers, but trademark owners who lose sales to their competition due to it aren't as thrilled. Fortunately for Amazon, a California federal court recently upheld Amazon's merchandising practices in its internal search results."
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Federal Court OKs Amazon's System of Suggesting Alternative Products

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @02:18PM (#43016369)

    actually, some companies place restriction on display windows, which in my opinion is very anti-competitive. For example, if a sunglass-maker wants prominent display, they will give you (the store owner) a discount for that premium. Then let that run for a few quarters. Then they may request that all other sunglasses be removed or they will stop the "special" discount - but use other softer terms. If the owner doesn't comply, the manufacturer may go as far as refusing to sell the sunglasses altogether. It's shady, but it's only something that a big brand-name manufacturer can do. If you're a no-name, then the store owner doesn't care.

  • by Beardo the Bearded ( 321478 ) on Tuesday February 26, 2013 @02:57PM (#43016891)

    You just don't tip.

    If I wanted suggestions I'd ask for suggestions. I PLACED AN ORDER NOW HOP TO IT MEATBOT.

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