Amazon Puts One Over on Retailers, Again

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which, Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they discuss Amazon.com, which has launched a smartphone app called "Price Check by Amazon" that allows shoppers to check prices of goods in physical stores and then purchase them through Amazon. Amazon also offered a three-time sale of 5% (limit savings of $5 per sale) per transaction. Our tech and retail analyst/editors weigh in on the possible consequences.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith and Andrew Tonner own no shares of the companies mentioned here. The Motley Fool owns shares of RadioShack, lululemon athletica, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Wal-Mart Stores, and Under Armour.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Nike, Under Armour, lululemon athletica, Wal-Mart Stores, and Amazon.com, writing covered calls in Best Buy, and creating diagonal call positions in Nike and Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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