Friday, May 08, 2009

I'm Not Cheap

While checking my Amazon ranking (it's a compulsion, and will someday be duly recognized as such in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), I noticed that a merchant was attempting to sell the Lulu version of Hugh and Bess for a whopping $364. The name of the seller: cheapbargainbook. (Two other sellers are trying for a more modest $90 or so.)

Somehow I doubt anyone will be paying this (especially since the Sourcebooks edition, which has been revised slightly, is coming out on August 1), but if you do, you deserve a little something extra, maybe a DNA sample or something. (I'd offer to be an egg donor, but I'm way too old.) Just shoot me an e-mail with proof of purchase and I'll arrange it.

3 comments:

misfitandmom said...

*scratches head*

What's odd is I just keyed the ISBN # in for the original edition into Google Shopping and I got much better prices than the Amazon sellers, http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=0615171877&hl=en&cid=15481226729472233928&sa=title#ps-sellers

PS, Google shopper is a pretty slick way to find a product you need that you have no idea where to buy it. One time we had to replace the batteries for the back up lights at the office and no idea where to go and I googled the product # and voila (!) it took me to a website with a store less than a mile away.

Susan Higginbotham said...

My guess is Google Shopper hasn't realized yet that the Lulu version is no longer available. Amazon only recently updated the page to reflect that.

Brian said...

My impression is that there are 'dealers' out there who chance it by asking stupid prices in the hope that some uninformed person will bite. I have seem similar ludicrous prices for my books, the fact they can be had from Amazon and other sources at a discount seems not to make any difference.