|10-31-2011, 12:17 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Device: Kobo Aura HD
Agency pricing at Amazon high?
I'm sure various aspects of agency pricing have been discussed ad-nauseum. But I am left with a question that I'm unable to find an answer to. Why are agency priced books so much more expensive at Amazon than Nook or Kobo? I thought the whole idea, from publishers perspective, is that if they fix the price, e-book stores wont get in a price war that only the largest player can win, (with loss leaders etc.).
However, for example, Neat Stephenson Reamde:
Amazon Kindle: $16.96 ("Price set by publisher")
B&N Nook and Kindle: $14.99
This has bee the same pattern on all of a dozen or so books I've compared recenly. Amazon price is $1 to $2 higher on so called agency priced books.
|10-31-2011, 01:43 PM||#6|
Old Fart In Training
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gladewater, Texas
Device: K3+3g/KFHD 7"/Nexus 7/Nexus 7.2
It probably has more too do with the exchange rate. U.S dollar v/s Canadian dollar , the two prices will not be the same for the same worth or value.
|10-31-2011, 04:30 PM||#7|
Cynical Old Curmudgeon
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Halifax, Canada
Device: Kobo Mini, Kobo Arc, HTC Desire C
|11-02-2011, 06:08 AM||#8|
Trying for calm & polite
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
Depending on the publisher, Amazon prices may include Canadian taxes. At Kobo, taxes are added in at POS. See:http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...?nodeId=468512
|11-02-2011, 08:52 AM||#9|
missing my cat
Join Date: Jul 2011
I get charged exchange rate anyway. The usual difference in the past with paper books has been because distribution inside Canada is just more costly (with e-books this is less of an issue) and I think the publishers are just milking Canadians' penchant to pay more for all it is worth.
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