repricer - 3:34 pm on Sep 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
I would agree with a lot of sentiment on this thread—many sellers are making mistakes with their auto-repricing software and others are simply trying to get rid of stock at whatever price they can. The thing is, you have to keep focused on what you sell and at what margins you're comfortable with. Those that are selling at a loss or rid themselves of old inventory, won't be selling those items forever (or won't be in business for long), and that's when you'll get your opportunity to sell at a profit.
With Amazon's newly announced Subscriptions API we're going to be able to:
Ignore or include certain sellers from competition
Set a different ‘beat by’ when competing with the competition
Use the extra data to create extra pricing rules, for example, ignore sellers from countries / states / sellers feed back / offers expedited shipping etc.
Find out who is selling at what price (pricing analysis)
This will give sellers better control of focusing on and competing in areas where they can make a profit.