Crazy Book Price

Nothing about geology in this post. I was doing some searching on Amazon when I came across this crazy page of prices for a book I co-wrote and co-published several years ago. I know for a fact that you can buy the book for $9.50 in Moab at Back of Beyond Books. But hey if you want to pony up the big bucks for it, I won’t stop you. Or if you are desperate, I can sell you one for the low, low price of $100. I’ll sign it if you want.

How does this happen? What are these people thinking? Do they have any connections with certain long exiled Nigerians who are very generous with their money, as long you send them your bank account number? I have to say I am honored that they think the book is so valuable but it really isn’t. The book is nice and helpful but certainly not worth much more than $9.50, even if it was signed. It’s crazy world.

2 thoughts on “Crazy Book Price”

  1. This happens when sellers use an automated script to adjust their prices to be a small amount more than other sellers. If several people are using the same software for the same book, over time it drives the prices way above what is realistic.

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