Wednesday, September 23, 2009

On Amazon, You Seem To Be Able To Get Away With Listing The Illegal Import Of The Old Edition On The New Edition's Product Page!

The Bad Bookseller of the day is Amazon's 'turkishboy'.
Not him listing not only an older edition of the book, but also an edition that's not actually permitted for sale in the US.
Sometimes I wonder if these folks don't do this to mess with the automatic repricers that some larger dealers use.
Some nefarious types use unattractive copies of books to "bait" down the prices of legitimate booksellers.

0324422695 9780324422696
Financial Management: Theory & Practice (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition 1-Year Printed Access Card)
11th Edition International Softcover. Content 90\% similar to 12th Edition Hardcover. Differences: Some End of Chapter Problems. Mini-Cases are exactly identical. Text in pristine condition. Cover only slightly worn. With CD and Subscription.

For what an "International Student Edition" is, go here:

For what an "automatic repricer" is, go here:

Finally, if you're a seller and thinking about using a repricing service, I reccomend "Repriceit". Their "smart repricing" isn't perfect, but it's the best option available to someone who doesn't want to move to a fancy listing service or write custom perl scripts to do it.
Their site is here:

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