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Just noticed this on my Amazon listing:
Just published, and already over $50 of clean profit on resale! You should really buy boxes of them, shouldn't you? ;-)
Posted on 01/25/2012 in Amusing, Meta | Permalink
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Sid Burgess |
01/25/2012 at 12:20
It appears that a) one used-book vendor has made a pricing error, and b) two other vendors have set their prices to be just above (or below) the first vendor's price. A common tactic among used-book-dealers is the Price Is Right strategy, where they set their price just above somebody else.
At any rate--how much you you bet that the vendors in question actually have pre-owned copies of the books in stock, or will simply buy the book new and then re-ship it as used? While it's illegal to market used merchandise as new, the reverse doesn't run afoul of any laws I'm aware of.
01/25/2012 at 14:50
Hey I've finished with my copy - (and I wrote a review of it at http://transportblog.co.nz/2012/01/22/guest-post-review-human-transit/ )
I'll sell it to anyone for $1000 Australian, Canadian, US or NZ Dollars (but not Zimbabwean). Postage included.
01/26/2012 at 00:39
8 new from $29.99 3 used from $86.16
Now the profit is even more!
Wee Hean Ng |
01/26/2012 at 07:06
Investment bankers betting that you don't make it past one print run...
01/27/2012 at 00:53
The phenomenon common ans is set by yet immature algorithms for pricing, as discussed here:
01/30/2012 at 13:29
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