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5.0 out of 5 stars Great notebook, weird pricing for bulk, February 22, 2009
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This review is from: Mead Composition Book, Wide Ruled, 9.75 x 7.50 Inch Sheet Size, Black Marble, Bookbound, 100 Sheets (09910) (Office Product)
The 09910 Mead Composition Notebook is an excellent notebook.

What's odd is the current pricing on Amazon for offerings by third parties. It turns out that while the listed price per notebook is low, say $1.50, the shipping price per notebook is $5.00-$8.00. The kicker is that shipping costs don't go down if you buy in bulk: you still pay $5.00-$8.00 per notebook if you buy 10 notebooks. You'll pay as much or more for "shipping" as you will for the listed price of the notebook. Bottom line: the "listed" price is used to draw you in, but the vendor makes their profit in the "shipping charges".

I've found that the best pricing that includes shipping is around $3.00-$3.50 per notebook with shipping included, if you buy in bulk (e.g. 10 notebooks at once).

Nothing wrong or illegal being done here. But the vendor (and implicitly Amazon) are not necessarily giving you the best value. You still need to shop around.
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Initial post: Jul 19, 2009 3:07:56 PM PDT
Ivie E. says:
I would just like to comment, it is being sold by amazon now (not 3rd party) and you can get it shipped free with super saver shipping.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009 5:59:03 AM PDT
Teachernut says:
Target and Walmart sell these for $.50 or less.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 6:21:24 PM PDT
Karen Huss says:
If you don't need them right away, check with The Dollar Store. You can buy in bulk for $1 each and they will ship to the store where you can pick them up for free! 48 to a case. They don't have available right now though. 4/11/11
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