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Grey Havens

Dec 3 2012, 4:46pm

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If profits are slim or their time costs money, it might not be worth the guaranteed sale. Individual book orders may be such an antiquated process that even publishers might not support it well because it's not worth their time either, especially if they're all busy supporting automated, online sales. Individual or manual attention is expensive. That's not to say the bookseller couldn't reach over to their computer and order it through Amazon for you as a considerate service to a customer, but would you pay a little more - maybe 15% or 20% - to them for the effort? Would you be taken aback if they requested it?

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Have you ever had a store refuse to take your money? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 2 2012, 9:36pm
    I can't remember specifically alienorchid Send a private message to alienorchid Dec 3 2012, 1:02am
    Yes. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 3 2012, 1:57am
    As a former retail worker.... ForestPark Dec 3 2012, 4:06am
        While that would make sense, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 3 2012, 5:01am
            Book Depository Elberbeth Send a private message to Elberbeth Dec 3 2012, 2:27pm
                The only downside Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 3 2012, 6:14pm
    Time JWPlatt Dec 3 2012, 4:46pm
    Amex Not Accepted hobbithobbit Send a private message to hobbithobbit Dec 4 2012, 7:16pm


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