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02-05-2004, 08:24 AM
Amazon reports product availability as out of stock or discontinued when it is sold by anyone other than amazon (for instance marketplace sellers, all of apparel).

To get around this I changed the following code on my search/item/category viewing pages:

<!-- availability -->
<?php if($Availability != ''){ ?>
<strong>Availability:</strong> <?=$Availability?><br /><br />
<?php } ?>

To this:

if(strstr($Availability, "discontinued")){
$Availability = '';

if($Availability != ''){ ?>
Availability:_<?=$Availability?><br />
<?php } ?>

I figure that the availability message might have been discouraging some clicks so I'd rather it not show if its bad news.

02-05-2004, 09:35 AM
Good idea Chris, I'll implement this into my script.

02-05-2004, 09:46 AM
I'm glad this was posted, it was the reason I wasnt having availability on.

02-05-2004, 10:47 AM
Yeah, I get quite a few "discontinued" items showing up.

02-05-2004, 10:39 PM
I don't understand. Now visitors will click through to Amazon to find out the product is discontinued?

02-05-2004, 10:44 PM
it sounds more like a fix for a mistake on amazon's part to me...

02-06-2004, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the tip, Chris
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