Wednesday, April 1, 2009
WEIRD WEDNESDAY THINGS: Amazon Sales
COMFORT is on backorder. In fact Barnes and Noble, which had it on their site along with a lovely little Kirkus review, has actually removed it. Yeesh!
Amazon, on the other hand, is still taking pre-release orders. They've been showing a few copies too. (And I did wonder where they came from.)
Then on Monday, while I was doing a school visit, my friends at Marion Elementary informed me that Amazon has two copies available for about $ 89.00.
I checked it out and sure enough! Amazon showed 2 new. And 2 used. The "used" ones were selling for 88.00 and 89.00 (probably advanced readers being passed off as collector's items)
And wouldn't you know, as of yesterday, all of those copies have apparently sold.
My hostess at Marion Elementary emailed me that the students and staff are preordering Comfort. I sure hope someone didn't buy an $ 89.00 copy without realizing it!
Personally, I think it's a good book - definitely worth the wait.
But $ 89.00?