Originally Posted by gmw
Lloyd Tackitt: I agree that it would make no sense for Amazon to pick on individuals just to decrease their sales. As you say, if they have an algorithm it will be weighted in the direction of increasing Amazon profits. However just because they are not intentionally picking on individuals for some sinister purpose, does not automatically mean that their algorithm is fair.
Even if it is fair, it will not be perfect, even if it was perfect, it would not perceived as fair by all. So those that feel they got a bad deal will be the vast majority of these that speak up, and that skews all perceptions.