Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A & R, What on earth are you doing?

I've already written about the problems of Angus and Robertson and pointed to their practice of overpricing books. This is a practice that I'm sure has had a significant part in their financial troubles.

Why would anyone order or buy a book from them when their price is far higher than other book sellers?

I've just come across a very clear example. I recently ordered a book about New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. My order was with the book depository who are selling the book for $43.00 (post free). I have since seen the same book being sold on for $37.69 (reduced from $66.99).

And what is Angus & Robertson's online price?


Need I say more?

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