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Sleazy Amazon practice - two different prices for the Kindle edition of this book


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Initial post: Dec 16, 2011 9:49:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2011 9:50:26 PM PST
Bl0b says:
When I navigated to this book anonymously the Kindle price was $9.99. I clicked on the Buy Now with 1 click, I logged in, and voila it tells me the book is not available in my country (US) due to copyright restrictions. I went back to the book and now the price changes to $12.99!! I didn't try to buy it again.

What's going on? Why there are two prices?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2012 8:19:01 AM PST
Something similar going on here. For the following book,

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

I am being quoted $9.34 on one amazon account, and $11.74 on another account. The more expensive account has a Kindle attached, the cheaper does not. Makes me mad. Anyone with similar experiences?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2012 4:37:44 AM PST
BruceK says:
I don't suppose it was taxes computed based on your location since that was known only after you logged in?

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 11:41:19 AM PDT
Are the accounts based in different countries? Amazon seems to charge more in smaller markets.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012 7:34:57 AM PDT
Karel Obluk says:
Same thing just happened to me, for Kindle book - so definitely not related to market size, delivery cost etc. :( When I log out, I get lower quote than when I am logged in (repeatedly) :( Sleazy :(
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