It seems like you may be perceiving that I am venting or ranting, which I am not.
I am merely speculating on the business aspect of some sort. Now, this might be a fault of the suppliers or it could have been miscommunication between multiple parties involved, but if Anker truly believed in the future of power banks and USB-C and PD, would they have not ramped up their supply leading up to Prime Day? Indeed one can argue that Anker has a bigger customer base and products offered than the other competition, but if it wants to lead in a category, a possible sacrifice on old products is justifiable in order to make room for new products to be made. Inventory kills but having no sale on a big day on their premium-line power banks (while competition is doing so) kills also. It could very well be that Anker did not want to put an item on sale because the product was relatively new (less likely because UK had a sale on the same item), or it could be that they did not put it on sale because it was going to be sold out anyway, regardless of price, which I totally understand. And quite honestly, not everyone can get what they want, but if an item of my liking goes on sale and sells out in <2 minutes as you suggested, that is my loss. What right do I have to complain? Such a thing is trivial and anyone who complains about that is not a true fan of any company in question.
Again, nobody but Anker knows what is in store for the 24th. This could have very well been a way to clear as much of the inventory as possible for the new line of powercore to come out with speculated IQ2 or Q.C.4 or whatever the imagination takes us. The inability to fully understand the message through words is common on the internet and this might have created some misunderstanding and unnecessary conflict, sorry about that.
I mean no harm in questioning certain aspects of the business because I offer these statements as a way to help improve the company rather than harm it. What improvements can one make with only stated facts and praises? I recently joined and do not have extensive knowledge of Anker's past actions. I am the type of person who looks and compares similar products (with some bias on Anker ) before purchase, and thus I was using RavPower in this case due to the item in question.
ULTIMATELY, to circle back to where we started, I am merely speculating that this could have been a way to rid some inventory for a brand new line of product that might be getting ready for production. or they simply lacked the supply to match the demand for this particular product.
IN THE END, WHO KNOWS RIGHT?