Do travel deals change based on your browsing history?

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  1. sobore
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    sobore Gold Member

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...hange-based-on-your-browsing-history/2021993/

    Imagine seeing a pair of shoes in a store window priced at $50, but when you enter the store you're told the actual cost is $75. It's the classic bait-and-switch. Well, what if the store offered a variety of prices for those same shoes, ranging from $50 on up to $100? And what if the amount YOU will be charged is due to a complex formula based on the condition of other shoes you've bought, how much you've spent on shoes in the past and what you're likely to spend for shoes now?

    Think that couldn't happen? Some say it already is. And consumer advocates warn that the world's airlines want to codify and legalize such practices, so that soon every flight you book will be personally priced just for you.

    Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...hange-based-on-your-browsing-history/2021993/
     
  2. FlyingBear
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    I always do new purchases through incognito window. Obviously does not stop a single company from profiling me based on my past purchases.

    On the same note, I just saw one site that I accessed through MrRebates hide a bunch of brands altogether from getting bought (and thus cashback), so there are different degrees and types of implementing "personal" buying experience.
     

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