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Re: OT: Re:Australian Book

Duane Bell wrote:

>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.

The book is available in a number of Australian book stores, at the
recommended retail price of $65 Australian.  Graeme Grosvenor charges $75
Australian (incl. postage & handling) for US customers ordering direct from
him, however at current exchange rates, this may work out as $50 US.


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