|02-09-2010, 12:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver BC
why such a big price discrepancy?
I'm interested in Richard Dawkins' new book, The Greatest Show On Earth. So I checked out Kobo and their price was $27. This is easily the most expensive ebook I've seen, not that I've seen tons. B&N doesn't carry it but Amazon does. They sell it for $12. I expect Kobo to be a few $$ more because of the exchange rate and duties, but twice as expensive? This seems very unusual to me. What are some explanations for it?
|02-09-2010, 01:47 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Augsburg (near Munich), Germany
Device: 26 Readers, 44 Tablets
Another explanation would be size of business.
Another explanation would be additional revenues for Amazon via Kindle sales.
There are various sites to compare prices, for example http://inkmesh.com/
|02-09-2010, 03:13 AM||#3|
Which side are you on?
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Variable, currently Czestochowa, Poland.
Device: Kindle 2 Int'l
Simple: Amazon is discounting the title heavily from the digital list price ($30) to the not-standard-for-very-much-longer Kindle bestseller price of $9.99. Kobo isn't discounting it as heavily (it's showing there at $17.99 right now). Cyberrread, Fictionwise, Lulu, and eBooks.com aren't discounting it at all, and selling it for the list price of $30. Other stores are somewhere in-between.
Welcome to the perfectly clear, always logical world of e-book pricing.
|02-09-2010, 05:59 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cork, Ireland
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