Overpricing? $23 vs $7

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 25 2017 2:12 AM

Jan Krohn:
I don't think Amazon will tell you the factors.I know that location is one of them. Possibly Prime membership. They might also do some A/B marketing tests with different prices...

They must be picking up location from your IP address, because I'd already checked that I was getting the same price regardless of whether I was logged in.

I think location is the major factor, because in the UK store I would be charged £11.39, which equates to $15.01, which is almost identical to what Amazon is charging me in the US store.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 25 2017 2:16 AM

According to eReaderIQ this book is currently $14.74 on Amazon:

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on April 8, 2014.
  • This book was $13.33 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 87 times in the past 1,296 days.
  • The current price of this book is $14.74 last checked 5 hours ago.
  • This book is at its lowest price in the past 90 days.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $12.51.
  • The lowest price to date was $6.50 last reached on November 29, 2015.
  • This book has been $6.50 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $14.74 last reached on July 14, 2017.
  • This book has been $14.74 4 times since we started tracking it.
  • This book is currently at its highest price since we started tracking it.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 25 2017 2:41 AM

The IP address is definitely factored in. I once did some testing with various VPN settings to research the best server location to run the scripts for my "Free Kindle Books" website (books.heidoc.net)

When recenly moving from Cambodia to the Netherlands, most Kindle prices went up double or threefold. And many Kindle freebies are no longer applicable for me.

Gabe Orea:
Actually I have bought two copies now, but both are Kindle. The first order I sent it as a gift; the second one was for me. On both separate purchases I got the same $6.95 price. Nice. :)

Does that mean we can send you $6.95, and you purchase the book for us at the discount price? Big Smile

(I'm just kidding of course!)

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