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A book worth $23,698,655.93?

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Can you believe a book about flies was listed on Amazon.com for $23,698,655.93?

Check out this blog article that tells the story of Michael Eisen, a biologist at UC Berkeley, who followed the price of a book called The Making of Flies on Amazon.com. Michael discovered Amazon was selling 15 used copies of the book for $35.54 and 2 new copies for $1,730,045.91 (+$3.99 shipping). The book price eventually topped out at $23,698,655.93.

So what caused two companies to list the the book at such an inaccurate, high price? Read Michael’s blog to get the full story and see the statistics he has on the price changes.

This is just another reason why Oak Knoll thought repricing all of our books by hand was the best way to go!