Physical Book Prices

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Dec 14 19:53:54 CST 2014

On 12/14/2014 04:51 PM, David Williams wrote:

> Out of print books of limited quantity sold on Amazon tends to have
> ridiculous prices that have no reflection of actual interest or
> demand for the book. I've seen this on lots of books listed on Amazon
> and other places tend to check there to see what something is "worth"
> first. Just takes one person to list it for a high price and everyone
> else joins in. I bought that book when it first came out for $23.10
> and Amazon later sold me the ebook for $2.99 since I bought the print
> version previously. It is a nice book but not really worth much more
> than that imo. I'll bet you most of those people aren't selling any
> copies either.

As Al noted, used book prices via Amazon tend to have no relation to 
supply and demand or even common sense.  See this doozy:


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