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Old 11-12-2013, 11:48 PM   #8
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The current exchange rate is 1 USD to 1.07 AUD. GST is 10%. So why the prices?

Having a quick peek at the top sellers list in the launch shop, Allegiant is $11.99, while on the US Kindle store it's $6.99. The Rosie Project: equivalently priced. Hard Luck: $9.99 Aus, $7.47 US. The Luminaries: equivalent. Vicious Circle: $17.99 AUD, $12.59 US. Doctor Sleep: $19.99 AUD, $7.64 US. A Game of Thrones: $4.99 AU, $2.90 US. The Signature of All Things: equivalent. Just One Evil Act: $19.99 vs $6.59. The Book Thief: $12.99 vs $2.90.

Looks like it's just another venue for the Australia Tax. The only plus I can see is that they carry a few Aussie books that haven't been released in the US yet; but they're not books you can't get anywhere else.
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