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Re: Re:Australian Book

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Re:Australian Book
  • From: "Joe Spears" <argliris@gte.net>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 19:59:25 -0700 (MST)

Amen to that, Duane.

Joe and Donna Spears
Argyle Acres
-----Original Message-----
From: Duane Buell <dbuell@ptialaska.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 12:30 PM
Subject: OT: Re:Australian Book

><<<<<Previous message with portions deleted>>>>>
>>>The point I'm trying to make is that Amazon can offer the book at a  low
>>>price if they choose, But there's little point, if they don't actually
>>>have distribution rights.
>>That is almost exactly what Graeme Grosvenor said.
>This book issue is confusing me. If the publishers' retail price
>is $55.00 Australian, it translates to approximately $37.50 US. So,
>any bookseller offering it in the US for $38.50 isn't discounting
>anything, and they've actually factored in some freight or other expense.
>I've seen some messages here indicating the book is being
>delivered to the US for about $50.00 US total, including shipping
>from Australia. It just sounds like they (Grosvenor and publisher)
>don't want to offer the book at a wholesale price. They know they
>won't sell a lot of copies so they want to maximize their return.
>Is this book available in book stores in Australia, or is it strictly
>being handled publisher direct? If available in Australian book stores,
>I don't like the implication. If it is only publisher direct, so be it.
>Now that they have established a $55.00 AUD value, my twisted mind
>sees it as a $38.50 USD value, and no more.
>Duane Buell  Zone 6a but plan 5b for safety
>Now featuring a BarnesandNoble bookseller link
>dbuell@ptialaska.net or sales.ohq@sport4u.com

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