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Old 07-27-05, 10:12 PM
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Amazon Sourcing Fee?

I just noticed for the first time today that certain DVDs on Amazon have a "sourcing fee".

For example, here's a link to "Motorcycle Diaries":

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...s=dvd&n=163313

$19.98 plus $3.63 "sourcing fee".

What is this, and why only certain DVDs? ("Infernal Affairs", for example is $14.99 with a $14.50 sourcing fee!)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...s=dvd&n=163313
Old 07-28-05, 10:50 AM
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They used to do this on really low-cost items to make up some of the handling charges. For DVDs, it's probably a way to trick low-price search engines into showing your website as having a low cost for an item. I hate to see them resorting to those tactics. It's a really bad idea.

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