What’s up with the "New and Used" Pricing on Amazon?
So having a book out, you start to notice all sorts of stuff about how Amazon works. (I’ve confirmed this with other first time authors.) One of the things that I just can’t figure out is the pricing people have for The New School.
There’s a new copy for 46.43. A mere 54% premium over list, and a whopping 234% of Amazon’s discounted price. There’s a used copy for $58.56. What the hell?
This isn’t unique to us. It happens for every book I’ve looked at.
Is this some sort of scheme to hide money from the tax collectors? I mean, I liked Cohen’s book, (incidentally reviewed here) but not to the tune of 600 bucks.
What’s going on? Your thoughts are welcome.