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why prices for used books of the same edition differ at amazon?

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Initial post: May 28, 2012 2:03:48 PM PDT
AbbyQ says:
why prices for used books of the same edition differ at amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 3:18:09 PM PDT
Joshua says:
it depends on the seller and the price they are looking to sell it at.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 3:04:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 30, 2012 3:05:05 PM PDT
CDaniels says:
The seller is hoping to get a higher price than was listed for a certain edition. This duplication of listings is wrong and I think Amazon should do more about making sure a single book has only one listing.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 11:07:11 AM PDT
Sometimes a seller just wants to sell as quick as possible so they lower the price.
And sometimes they want a certain price for it and will wait.
So the list price is up to them.

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 7:11:40 PM PDT
review says:
I too find it very frustrating that the Same item is listed under many different vendors, so that it is hard to even tell what is a low price and what is a high price - sometimes what comes up seems to be the highest price and then if one keeps searching there can be other listings much lower.
Some pricing seems to be whatever the market will pay - and once someone puts theirs higher, it seems to raise others - even if the price is outrageous more than normal - and Amazon no longer gives the specific product that was bought, so the comments can say something is a good price, but that was some other listing and/or some other price and vendor.

Amazon has become very confusing and a Buyer Beware site.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 10:19:54 AM PDT
Nature-N says:
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