[thelist] Shopping Carts -- where to store price

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Sat Sep 9 22:26:24 CDT 2000

"Warden, Matt" wrote:
> What about when you can "save" a basket or when a basket persists beyond the
> browser session. Is the possibility for this situation unavoidable? I mean,
> in five years, you don't want Bob to be able to buy 600,000 widgets at the
> price they cost today, do you? Is there another technique? Should you simply
> timestamp the basket item and put logic in to "refresh" the price after it
> has been in the basket for x hours/days/years/.../millenia?

We currently don't offer a "saved" basket. So I can only speculate here: Our position
would be to probably force a price refresh in x days. e.g. time-stamp the basket and
force a price change if the basket was older than 15 days. Or only allow items in the
baskets to be x days old and if any item is not purchased with in that time period it
expires - period end of story. If a person tries to change the total number of
products the time-stamp would not change - therefore not extend the life of the
product in the basket.

Does that help??
Anthony Baratta
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