lucy24 - 8:33 am on Jul 7, 2012 (gmt 0)
Food for thought.
I just ordered a used book. (Literally "just": about 5 minutes before starting this post.)
Seller A charged $19 plus shipping.
Seller B charged $29 plus shipping.
Seller C charged $39 plus shipping.
This is, please note, the identical physical copy, originating from Seller X. (I didn't think to check their own site until after placing the order-- but they wouldn't let me in with any of six browsers, so no point of comparison there.)
Guess who Seller A is.
Option 1: Seller B is applying an excessive markup, and Seller C is applying a beyond-the-pale markup.
Option 2: Seller C is applying an excessive markup, and Seller A is taking a loss on this individual item in order to further long-term plans.
I ordered from Seller A. So shoot me.