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mcablue Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 10:38 PM
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Major retailers reportedly selling Palin's Going Rogue below cost
Edited on Mon Nov-16-09 10:41 PM by mcablue
Walmart.com dropped price from list price of $28.99 to $10, then to $9 and below as other retailers matched it. On October 15, Walmart.com began offering preorders of Going Rogue, along with nine other new book releases, for $10. After Amazon.com reportedly matched the price, Walmart.com "struck back, slashing its prices to $9" . Amazon also dropped its price to $9 . Target.com joined in the price war, prompting Walmart.com to drop its price further . By November 5, Walmart.com was selling the book for $8.98, Target.com was selling it for $8.99, and Amazon was selling it for $9. The respective retailers were still selling the book at those prices as of November 16. All three retailers give the book's list price as $28.99. Screen shots of the November 5 prices are below



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No wonder these right-wing books become best-sellers. Ann Coulter's books were inflated too.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 10:43 PM
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1. There's an Audio CD of this crap?
Hours and hours of Palin droning on about herself? Where do I get MY copy? :crazy: :banghead:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:19 PM
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8. Barnes & Noble...
Edited on Mon Nov-16-09 11:21 PM by Rhiannon12866
They're a blue company... :evilgrin: You betcha! ;)

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Going-Rogue/Sarah-Pali...

(Introductory sale price available for a limited time, only... :crazy: )
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 10:44 PM
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2. Gotta promote the nutball's book ya know! That's the only way they can get it to be in the top 10!
You do know that Newsmax was swlling the book for $4.98 with a subscription too.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 10:46 PM
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3. on a side note- bulk sales should NOT count toward any sales rankings.
for any book.

just my opinion.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:47 PM
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10. Especially not in states where wood-burning stoves are common. nt
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:00 PM
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4. How much does it cost to make
a hard-back copy of a book?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:42 AM
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19. Simply printing it is fairly cheap, about 2-3 bucks per copy
Depending on things like the method used, type of paper and amount of color illustrations.

Then you have to pay for shipping, royalties, advertising, marketing and salaries of everyone involved.

It all adds up.
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greennina Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:08 PM
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5. Why are they selling it in the first place?
We should boycot every single one of those repuke-worshipers.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:00 AM
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17. I think because of the 1st amendment
:evilgrin:
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:10 PM
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6. Sarah Palin: The Loss Leader of the GOP.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:10 PM
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7. The day it's released?
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:38 PM
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9. She's a nitwit. How could her book be interesting to anyone but a nitwit.
I find it disgusting that this country can devote so much air time to such a dim creature.

We have a long way to climb in order to call ourselves civilized.

You couldn't pay me to take her book. I've got better things to do. Like hammering nails.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 11:48 PM
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11. Fail? After all of the media hype? Well, isn't THAT interesting. nt
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 01:34 AM
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12. Not fit as toilet paper..................
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 01:35 AM
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13. Lose leaders,
learn what that means, not that I expect this piece of crap to work that way.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 04:57 AM
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14. They would have to pay me a tidy sum to read that crap
Heck, I wouldn't pay a dime to crap on it.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 05:48 AM
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15. It's $14.50 on Amazon today.
I wonder how many copies will be purchased but never read. Ironically, Palin's most dedicated supporters are those least likely to be capable of reading a 432-page book. The longest text they can handle are tweets and Facebook posts, apparently. Oh, and the Bible.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 05:49 AM
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16.  I wouldn't pay one penny for
that crap. Indeed I wouldn't pick it up if it were free. :puke:
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-17-09 06:39 AM
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18. Pity the dollar store - they'll never move all those books.
:rofl:
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