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Thank you for the information and your question. No, a corporation's records are not subject to public record laws such as FOIA. You can obtain their public corporate filings through the SEC, which they likely have online under their investor links. However, that is not likely to give you the proprietary information about how they price their items. Nothing short of filing a lawsuit against them and then taking depositions and discovery will get the information that you are seeking. If a consumer has some evidence of a violation of consumer protection laws, they could file a complaint with the State consumer protection agency or the Federal Trade Commission, and those agencies could investigate the issue. They would not necessarily, though, share the information they find. They would just take action against the corporation or not.
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That is what the FTC and State consumer protection agencies are charged with looking into. So, you may want to follow that process first before thinking of filing suit.
Hopefully, there is nothing nefarious going on with Amazon. But, in my experience, if you can give them some good examples of what actually happened to you (time, items, orig amounts, when they changed and how much), and perhaps screen shots, the FTC will ensure that the Company gives them a satisfactory answer or they will come in a audit their system.
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