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Old August 27 2013, 07:27 PM   #16
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

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For the German translations of the books the price makes a real difference. For example, Crucible: McCoy ist € 19,99 as a book
Not disagreeing with your overall point, but it's € 16,80.
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Old September 26 2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

For those who bought Star Trek: The Fall: Crimson Shadow because the paperback was on sale at Amazon, you spent too much. The eBook is now cheaper at $4.55.
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Old September 26 2013, 08:23 PM   #18
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For those who bought Star Trek: The Fall: Crimson Shadow because the paperback was on sale at Amazon, you spent too much. The eBook is now cheaper at $4.55.
Thanks, now I can get the Ebook too .
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Old September 26 2013, 08:30 PM   #19
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

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For those who bought Star Trek: The Fall: Crimson Shadow because the paperback was on sale at Amazon, you spent too much. The eBook is now cheaper at $4.55.
Yeah, but I got it a week ago and have already read it!
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Old September 26 2013, 08:34 PM   #20
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For those who bought Star Trek: The Fall: Crimson Shadow because the paperback was on sale at Amazon, you spent too much. The eBook is now cheaper at $4.55.
Thanks, now I can get the Ebook too .
Happy to help. I was looking for the lowest price eBook and the other day found it for $7.15 at Desel-eBooks. But today when I went to buy it, I could not find it there at all. Seems they only have one Star Trek book. I'm hoping it's a glitch. But some further searching turned up Amazon as the cheapest.

It is very easy to convert KF8 into ePub without having to resort to a Calibre conversion. That is why I went with the Amazon version since KF8 is very easy to shift the files to ePub and then fix the slight technical errors.
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Old September 26 2013, 09:00 PM   #21
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Well, this is problematic. I had the book on preorder, and it still charged 7 dollars, rather than the 4 dollar price it launched with. I wonder if amazon will give me back the difference, or if that's just the luck with preordering.

[Granted, I know there's no point in pre-ordering...I just like to show my support.]
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Old September 26 2013, 09:20 PM   #22
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For those who bought Star Trek: The Fall: Crimson Shadow because the paperback was on sale at Amazon, you spent too much. The eBook is now cheaper at $4.55.
Thanks for the heads up.

I was going to skip the rest of 'The Fall' based on how underwhelming the first book has been so far and having other things to read. But I figure $4.55 is too good to pass up especially since I enjoyed McCormack's last Trek novel.
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Old September 26 2013, 10:27 PM   #23
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Well, this is problematic. I had the book on preorder, and it still charged 7 dollars, rather than the 4 dollar price it launched with. I wonder if amazon will give me back the difference, or if that's just the luck with preordering.

[Granted, I know there's no point in pre-ordering...I just like to show my support.]
Amazon does seem to play "fast and loose" w/ its Ebook prices. I found that out after ordering DRG's Fall (#1) book; a day or so after the book officially (ie publication date) came out the Kindle price dropped . This time I decided just to get the paperback "on sale" but now lucked out getting the Ebook cheaper (and before the "tree" book arrived). Kind of hard to know exactly what to do when you really want to buy a Trek book, yikes.
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Old September 27 2013, 12:42 AM   #24
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Well, this is problematic. I had the book on preorder, and it still charged 7 dollars, rather than the 4 dollar price it launched with. I wonder if amazon will give me back the difference, or if that's just the luck with preordering.

[Granted, I know there's no point in pre-ordering...I just like to show my support.]
Amazon does seem to play "fast and loose" w/ its Ebook prices.
Amazon also plays fast and loose with pBook prices too. Amazon would lower the pBook price to be lower then the Agency eBook price to piss off consumers at the high eBook price.

What I would do is call Amazon and tell them you bought the eBook when the price was higher and now it's lowered. You have nothing to lose by doing so.
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Old September 27 2013, 04:13 AM   #25
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Mimi wrote: View Post
Well, this is problematic. I had the book on preorder, and it still charged 7 dollars, rather than the 4 dollar price it launched with. I wonder if amazon will give me back the difference, or if that's just the luck with preordering.

[Granted, I know there's no point in pre-ordering...I just like to show my support.]
Amazon does seem to play "fast and loose" w/ its Ebook prices.
Amazon also plays fast and loose with pBook prices too. Amazon would lower the pBook price to be lower then the Agency eBook price to piss off consumers at the high eBook price.

What I would do is call Amazon and tell them you bought the eBook when the price was higher and now it's lowered. You have nothing to lose by doing so.
Easier way is to go into the Manage My Kindle page. Most books on Kindle are returnable for a few days up to about a week. Choose return for refund and then go to the books page and rebuy it at the lower price.
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Old September 30 2013, 12:42 AM   #26
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

Another neat thing with Amazon (not sure if this is only a Prime thing), but if you pre-order, when the book finally ships, Amazon charges you the lowest price it has been since you ordered it. So, I got The Crimson Shadow for $4.79, because that was the lowest price it had been since I placed the pre-order.

Needless to say, I've begun pre-ordering all the Trek books.
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Old October 3 2013, 01:58 AM   #27
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They've apparently started introducing deep discounts to Kindle prices on the day AFTER they "drop," so if you preorder, you miss out on the sale price.

When I recognized they were doing this, I cancelled all my Kindle preorders. I can wait till the second day to download them in order to save $3 or more.
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Old October 3 2013, 02:34 AM   #28
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The ebook from JJM is $1.99 right now for pre-order at Amazon. No idea when the price ends.
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Old October 3 2013, 05:16 PM   #29
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

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They've apparently started introducing deep discounts to Kindle prices on the day AFTER they "drop," so if you preorder, you miss out on the sale price.

When I recognized they were doing this, I cancelled all my Kindle preorders. I can wait till the second day to download them in order to save $3 or more.
You would think this completely defeats the purpose of preordering.

I ended up not returning the ebook, since Crimson Shadow was honestly so good that I don't mind paying the full price for it. But I don't typically like to do that if I can get a sale.

For the next books I'll be waiting until the launch date.
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Old October 3 2013, 08:22 PM   #30
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Re: Amazon sale on Star Trek Books

It's not actually them intentionally screwing with you; pricing is, in part, based on demand - the more people buying, the lower the price goes. So when the book comes out, a lot of people buy it, and then the price falls so they're more competitive on the high-demand stories.

Either way though, the advice is good. Wait 'til a day or two after release and you'll probably get the best deal.
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