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Systems and methods are provided wherein a buyer purchases a product at a first price and acquires the product from a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price, the second price being different from the first price. Transaction information associated with the buyer and the merchant is received. Information that allows the buyer to acquire the product from the merchant in exchange for providing payment of an amount based on the first price, such as by providing payment to a central controller, is transmitted. According to one embodiment, the central controller provides payment of an amount based on the second price to the merchant.

Title
Systems and methods wherein a buyer purchases a product at a first price and acquires the product from a merchant that offers the product for sale at a second price
Application Number
8/889503
Publication Number
6249772 (B1)
Application Date
July 8, 1997
Publication Date
June 19, 2001
Inventor
Andrew S Van Luchene
Norwalk
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
Agent
Patrick J Buckley
US
Dean Alderucci
US
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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