$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping)
$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping)
Textbooks are expensive. But two Amazon sellers outdid themselves pricing a copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly at $1,730,045.91, then raising the price a bit each day until it reached $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping). picked by suebe 3 days ago
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 suebe
3 days ago
hahaha

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 elsuper
2 days ago
This is the danger of placing computers in charge of price-setting.
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 pocksuck...
2 days ago
Amazon vendors (and other book retailers) do this quite a lot.

If a book is briefly out of print they'll keep it listed at a price that no-one would pay until it comes back on the market again. The normal circumstance for this is that the author has a new book out and they want all the focus on the new one and not the old one.

It will affect the seller's rankings though if they list it as unavailable.

In the trade (and in several other trades as well), this is known as a fuck off price because it makes the potential customer say "Fuck off! I'm not paying that!"
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