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#195365 17-Apr-2016 21:45
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I just became aware of this -

 

In Kindle Store, search on an author.

 

See book of interest, kindle edition price $6.52

 

Click through to the book page, price is now $10.07

 

What gives?

 

Pricing difference is not consistent, sometimes there is no difference.

 

I haven't seen this previously, anyone else experienced it?

 

 

 

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  #1534604 17-Apr-2016 21:49
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Could you please share the title?

 

Are you seeing the price inside the "Kindle" box - not the other ones, like below?

 





 

 

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  #1534609 17-Apr-2016 21:55
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Correct.

 

Here, in the search listing:

 

 

And here in the Bleed for Me page:

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1534610 17-Apr-2016 21:58
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What price do you see here? Bleed for Me on Amazon.

 

(By the way, this is a Geekzone aff link).





 

 

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  #1534611 17-Apr-2016 22:00
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Interesting, I just logged into a VPN. The Amazon US$ is listed the same in the search and the detail pages. Only the international price is different in those pages (as in when searching in New Zealand).

 

 





 

 

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  #1534612 17-Apr-2016 22:00
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$10.07

 


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  #1534613 17-Apr-2016 22:02
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Yes, strange. As I mentioned before, search with a US address shows the same prices in both search and detail pages. Only when searching with a non-US IP (New Zealand) I see the same as you with different prices in search and detail.

 

 





 

 

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  #1534617 17-Apr-2016 22:06
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Sounds like we are being ripped off for the privilege of living in NZ. A 50% mark up seems hard to justify...


 
 
 
 


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  #1534624 17-Apr-2016 22:26
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Have also seen varying degrees of price differences depending on where you look. Usually only a few cents, but haven't bought many books lately so not sure how long it's been happening or if it happens with every book.




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  #1534626 17-Apr-2016 22:31
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Is the 10.07 price in NZD - the exchange rate makes it close - 9.42 is what google says it  is in NZD 




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  #1534633 17-Apr-2016 22:43
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No, its USD. Still get currency rate on top of that.


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  #1534688 18-Apr-2016 08:59
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Get the book somewhere else, convert to mobi with calibre if required, get into the kindle using "send to kindle" app, the kindle email address, etc. I think you can plug in and load it directly as well but I've never bothered, wireless and send to kindle works well.


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  #1534705 18-Apr-2016 09:36
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timmmay:

 

Get the book somewhere else, convert to mobi with calibre if required, get into the kindle using "send to kindle" app, the kindle email address, etc. I think you can plug in and load it directly as well but I've never bothered, wireless and send to kindle works well.

 

 

 

 

All for $5? Doubt it's worth most peoples time. 

 

 


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  #1534713 18-Apr-2016 09:58
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It's not worth it for one book, but after owning a kindle I've bought maybe 5 books from Amazon but I've probably read 200 books. The first one can take a while, the second less, after that it's super easy. Once I find the book to download it takes 2 mins to convert, right click, send to kindle, it turns up a few minutes later. Not quite as easy as amazon store, but still easy.


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  #1534931 18-Apr-2016 13:13
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networkn:

 

timmmay:

 

Get the book somewhere else, convert to mobi with calibre if required, get into the kindle using "send to kindle" app, the kindle email address, etc. I think you can plug in and load it directly as well but I've never bothered, wireless and send to kindle works well.

 

 

 

 

All for $5? Doubt it's worth most peoples time. 

 

 

 

 

And people wonder why kiwis continue to be ripped off...

 

There is huge variation in Kindle pricing.  I have found amazon.co.uk process to generally be much better than international prices, and created a separate amazon account in order to buy these (my existing .co.uk account has NZ delivery history so they won't "ship" a UK ebook on that account

 

As someone said above, once you're set up with Calibre, you can buy any book from any supplier and read it on any device.  All quite easy to do


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  #1534952 18-Apr-2016 13:40
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shk292:

 

networkn:

 

timmmay:

 

Get the book somewhere else, convert to mobi with calibre if required, get into the kindle using "send to kindle" app, the kindle email address, etc. I think you can plug in and load it directly as well but I've never bothered, wireless and send to kindle works well.

 

 

 

 

All for $5? Doubt it's worth most peoples time. 

 

 

 

 

And people wonder why kiwis continue to be ripped off...

 

There is huge variation in Kindle pricing.  I have found amazon.co.uk process to generally be much better than international prices, and created a separate amazon account in order to buy these (my existing .co.uk account has NZ delivery history so they won't "ship" a UK ebook on that account

 

As someone said above, once you're set up with Calibre, you can buy any book from any supplier and read it on any device.  All quite easy to do

 

 

 

 

Do you need to use Calibre to transfer Amazon UK ebooks to an existing Kindle account (Amazon US)?

 

Where else are people buying cheap (legit) ebooks?

 

  


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