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Am i missing something here? 89.00 for how to book......

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Re: Am i missing something here? 89.00 for how to book......

Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:50 am

Amazon sellers have to include Kalifornia smog fees on illicit information; some add voluntary budget deficit reduction contributions.

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Post by Kevin Johnson » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 am

More seriously, I would guess that there is (often) some sort of un-monitored (?) program tracking sales on other sites. A dozen years ago my wife purchased two used copies of my professor's previous book to have him sign them. She noticed that the same book then jumped significantly in cost on other sites.

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Post by Barbapapa » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:26 pm

That's odd. I've bought automotive books that were so hard to find that it was shipped from Germany and it wasn't much more than a regular book.
This must be some screwed up Amazon automated pricing run amok.
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Post by crazyman » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Amazon says my baseball cards are a penny when they are 20-50 cents in the books.

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Post by engineczar » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:06 pm

I was trying to find Vizards book on 2.0 Fords. On Amazon the price was something ridiculous like $150. I ended up using my old standby Abe Books. It was like $20 shipped. Building HP version 2 is like $23 including the shipping from them.

www.abebooks.com

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Post by raceman14 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:54 pm

On short run or out of print some sellers jack up the price cause there might be someone out there that will buy without looking elsewhere.

My F-1 engineering book has gone from $75 last year up to $250, and it might actually be worth it.
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Re: Am i missing something here? 89.00 for how to book......

Post by Horsewidower » Thu May 17, 2012 10:08 pm

I'm very certain that Amazon uses a pricing algorithm. Book prices are always changing. Generally anything out of print or in scarce quantities have much higher prices.

I've also used abebooks to buy some out of print books, even had them shipped from the UK for a fraction of the Amazon price

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