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Old 10-16-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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Wal-Mart Amazon Book Price war

See "Amazon, Wal-Mart battling over book pricing" on CNET.

The hot new book by genius Sarah Palin is only $9 thanks to Wal-Mart and Amazon mutual price reductions, and that's only the beginning of the battle.

Someone in the article said, "if anone's going to be the Wal-Mart of the Internet, it's going to be Wal-Mart," a funny comment.

The book price war affected Kindle prices for the books mentioned.

Yes, the genius remark above was sarcasm...
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
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Too bad I can't order any of these from W-M for $8.99 (and get free shipping) due to Wisconsin's lame minimum markup law (retailers are required by law to charge a certain percentage over wholesale for every item - selling at a loss is illegal).
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See "Amazon, Wal-Mart battling over book pricing" on CNET.

The hot new book by genius Sarah Palin is only $9 thanks to Wal-Mart and Amazon mutual price reductions, and that's only the beginning of the battle.

Someone in the article said, "if anone's going to be the Wal-Mart of the Internet, it's going to be Wal-Mart," a funny comment.

The book price war affected Kindle prices for the books mentioned.

Yes, the genius remark above was sarcasm...
The one dollar reduction in price doesn't mean so much when you realize you have to pay sales tax if you buy thru WalMart online. At 8 1/2%, that kinda blows the savings. Also, shipping is not free on all books......just select ones.

With Amazon, you get free shipping with most items over $25, and no sales tax. With Prime, you have free two day shipping on any Amazon sold item.
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