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Overpriced or not? Oversold or not?
on August 13, 2009
Having paid almost $90 for this book I was disappointed with the lack of depth with which key issues were treated. I noted the list price of $120 and surmised that it must have been part of a seminar or training session put on by the Pubishers...ProHorizons. The 4 reviews on Amazon gave the book excellent ratings. What did I miss?
Then I looked more closely at the reasons this particular book, was being rated so highly. One reviewer "Me Mike" wrote the same raving review in June 2008 and February 2009. Same words...same praises. That's two reviews by the same "no real profile " person. Was that a nom de plume? Why twice?
Rick Telberg was the second reviewer. He describes the book as "the best of its kind". Did he read several books on the topic before coming to this conclusion? That was not clear.
The fourth review is by a CPA who had used the book and it appears to be genuine. So of the 4 reviews just one I would take seriously.
I am not disputing the value of the book, but at a lower price of, say $40.
I am pleased to report that the publishers contacted me, refunded my purchase price and expressed regret that I was not completely satisfied with the book. They further explained that they had nothing to do with the duplicated comment. Kudos to vendors like Pro Horizons who put customer satisfaction as a top priority.