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Old 10-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by rkw View Post
Something I have not read mentioned here is what my experience with Kindle book pre-orders. The actual price at the release date is almost always lower than the pre-order price. In fact I cannot recall a time when I did not get charged less for my pre-orders though I rarely do pre-orders of an ebook because, well, ummmm, why? Not like they will run out. I just put it in my watch list and a tickler in my contact/to-do list if it is really important to me. Otherwise I just wait to remember about remembering.

Has Amazon changed this in the last year or so? It has been at least that long since I pre-ordered any book.
I preordered a Macmillan book that was released on Oct. 2, and the price stayed at the same $9.99. Hachette's "A casual vacancy", on the other hand, had a preorder price of $17.99 at which it sold in the first week, but it then dropped to $14.99.


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