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Old 06-29-2011, 06:55 AM   #1
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Post Which online bookstore has lowest prices for ebooks?

Anyone ever compared average ebook prices between Amazon, B & N and other sites? Who has the lowest prices?
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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Actually SmashWords and Amazon both have some good prices for some ebooks I think. Some are higher priced than others, but there are many that are only $0.99 or just a few dollars in price.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
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It largely depends on what you are buying and whether or not you have to fuss with Agency Pricing.

I usually find Amazon to be the cheapest list price for my books, but I can often get a book cheaper at Kobo if they have a current discount code. There's a nice thread in the Kobo forum where they keep a current list of active codes.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #4
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All very true but here are some resources for you - inkmesh.com. Agency pricing means that publishers set prices not book stores which means no competition. Many of the companies that I deal with are not a part of that such as Golden Eagle.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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If you use Calibre, their "Get books" feature compares prices at a wide variety of on-line stores. I know that Publishers adjust prices regularly and their adjustments then appear in the on-line stores without any action on the part of the store. When there are different prices in the list price (which may or may not be the price being sold), that then impacts the price shown, which often has set a % discount (not talking about agency pricing).

I think that, at least some of the time, publishers try different price points at different outlets to see what happens.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #6
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another $25 off $75 in my box this morning (and, yeah, I did get another $55 Wi-Drive)...
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Amazon seems to have very good prices but I have not checked all bookstores so I cannot say this for sure.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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http://luzme.com

Allows you to set up a wishlist & a maximum price. You'll then receive email alerts once your specified book drops to the price your willing to pay.

It also allows customised store lists so you only receive alerts for price changes at stores you by from.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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I second luzme.com. It's great.
Amazon prices seem to be the lowest of them all.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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There are several web sites that all you to search for the cheapest seller of an eBook. Since I have not bought an eBook in many months, I can't give any recommendations on what is now best, but here are three I found googling with this search:

ebook price search

http://inkmesh.com/

http://leatherbound.me/

This one was already mentioned:
http://luzme.com/readers
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Anyone ever compared average ebook prices between Amazon, B & N and other sites? Who has the lowest prices?
This also depends a lot on where you are. For me, if BooksOnBoard has the book I want (they don't always), it's invariably considerably cheaper than Kobo, even when BoB are not doing a bigger-than-usual sale (often cheaper than Kobo with 30-35% off coupons), and considerably cheaper than Amazon, generally by ~$4-6 per book even without counting the rewards BoB dollars.

That's if I'm logged in with my actual, real address everywhere, including on Amazon. If I country-hop to France or Austria on Amazon, then Amazon prices are more or less equal to BoB prices (where I don't need to country-hop for them or pretend to live somewhere else).

I imagine it's different for others and will depend on whether the shop adds their local VAT to the prices (Amazon and Kobo add VAT - Amazon seems to add 15% while Kobo adds the correct 20% for Estonia; I don't think BoB adds anything, although I may be wrong), whether Agency pricing is relevant for the country or not (in my case, not), and whether Amazon adds the $2 surcharge per (almost every) book in their country or not.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:23 AM   #12
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Yapyap, how do you country-hop? By chnaging the country on the Manage your Kindle page, or is there anything else you do?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:49 PM   #13
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Yapyap, how do you country-hop? By chnaging the country on the Manage your Kindle page, or is there anything else you do?
Changing the country on the Manage your Kindle page, yeah. You just need a real address in your target country. And I'm not sure how important this is, but I always make sure I have plenty of funds on my gift card balance so that anything I buy from outside my home address won't be taken off my credit card (that will have a different billing address).

I do it mostly for geo-restricted books and those that I can't buy elsewhere, but as long as Amazon is charging me $2 extra per books (when I neither have nor plan to get a 3G capable Kindle, so it's not like I'm costing them money for 3G book downloads or browsing), I've stopped feeling guilty for doing it. It's got some risks involved, of course, i.e. Amazon might notice at some point.
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How do they justify charging you an extra $2 per book? What do they call the extra charge? And to tie this conversation in with the topic at hand:some kindle books are cheaper in other countries.

BTW, yapyap, we read many of the same books this year

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It isn't Amazon, it is the usurious rates that telcos charge for mobile data 'international roaming' - like their bandwidth is made of platinum.
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