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in my experience abebooks is cheaper for paperbacks than amazon

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antimatter Fri 11-Jul-14 07:18:50

at least for few I checked (and bought grin
I can imagine Amazon asking for bigger fee from sellers

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SisterMoonshine Fri 11-Jul-14 21:41:51

I always forget to look on there.

MollyMaDurga Sat 12-Jul-14 12:00:31

Isn't it owned by amazon though?
*googles.. Yes it is.

toothlessoldhag Sat 12-Jul-14 12:06:57

I just bought a stack of books (over 10) and did a like for like comparison: over 23.00 from Amazon and just over 18.00 from Abe.

Does anyone know: How does the ownership pan out in reality? Is there a difference in how much sellers keep of the revenue?

MollyMaDurga Sat 12-Jul-14 12:08:20

I don't know how it pans out, I thought it might be relevant for the tax thing mostly.

Showy Sat 12-Jul-14 12:11:19

Best place to check for book prices online is bookbutler. It searches Abe and Amazon and many others.

toothlessoldhag Sat 12-Jul-14 12:20:32

Ah thanks for that showy. I'd never heard of them.

antimatter Sat 12-Jul-14 13:32:11

thanks showy I've never hear of them

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7Days Mon 21-Jul-14 10:42:11

So Abe books and Book depository are both owned by Amazon. i used to go through them thinking I was sticking it to the man.

Lovage Mon 21-Jul-14 11:00:32

The Book Depository is usually cheaper than Amazon, does free postage on everything and carries a much longer chain of less popular books, so helps to keep books in print longer.

I have as bad an Amazon-habit as the next person for non-books and for Kindle stuff, but I nearly always get my books from the Book Depository now. I'm a real fan.

MollyMaDurga Thu 24-Jul-14 12:49:41

Book depository is owned by Amazon? I didn't know that, oh misinformed me. Gah, they really own everything don't they?

antimatter Thu 24-Jul-14 17:07:28

yes, I realised both are owned by Amazon sad

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