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Book pricing policy - how do they get prices so low

Old 08-15-14, 02:25 AM
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Book pricing policy - how do they get prices so low

Originally Posted by danwiz View Post
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$2.82 2 Used from $16.05 8 New from $2.82



Buy New
$2.82

List Price: $15.78
Save: $12.96 (82%)


How can they sell $15.78 books for an 82% discount?

[...] I don't understand how Amazon can discount [...] so heavily?!
Does anyone have an answer to this conundrum regarding how firms such as Amazon manage to price so, er, "competitively"?

Do they have access to "overstocks"/"remaindered" books, for example?

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Old 08-15-14, 06:38 PM
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Re: Book pricing policy - how do they get prices so low

Thank you benedict! Hopefully we can now get some kind of an answer. And, now the price has gone back up to normal -which means Amazon's more or less usual 10% discount from list price.
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