Astronomical Differences in Prices

13 years 8 months ago #25090 by JohnONeill
Astronomical Differences in Prices was created by JohnONeill
Hi,
I picked a book at random:
"Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessories"
Pepin, M. Barlow

This is a paperback in the Patrick Moore Series published by Springer.
The range in new (non-discounted) prices which I checked were as follows.

Various sources in GB sell for the list £26.50 (about €39)
Various sources in US $49.95 (about €42)
Springer Home site in Europe €49.95
Hodges Figgis in Dublin €53.35

The dearest source is over 36% more expensive than the cheapest.

Amazon sells at a small discount £25.17 which is about €37.

The moral of the story: always (as Mary Harney says) shop around!

John

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13 years 8 months ago #25094 by albertw
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play.com have it for £26.49
They can sometimes be cheaper than amazon.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
www.darksky.ie/

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13 years 8 months ago #25099 by johnflannery
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the two sites I ALWAYS use when scoping out used book prices are;

http://used.addall.com

and

www.bookfinder.com

the latter site may sometimes require you to precisely name the author and/or book while the first one has a better "fuzzy" search.

both sites search numerous online booksellers (though used.addall exclude Amazon) and return the best prices available. Be aware though that shipping from the US will be $9.99 per book . . . if you buy two books from the same dealer then that's $18.98!

another worthwhile option is to search the "Buy It Now" section of eBay. Often many bargains to be had there.

John

John Flannery ( aurorawatcher - at * gmail - dot * com ... remove hyphens/asterisks/spaces for email)
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