SPUG: A Special Holiday Offer from O'Reilly
cos at indeterminate.net
Wed Dec 7 17:06:03 PST 2005
On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Kurt Buff wrote:
> John Costello wrote:
> > Thanks Bill. Alibris is another nice place to check for out of print
> > books.
> I don't like Alibris - I've heard what I consider to be reliable reports
> that they've bought stocks of books and destroyed them, so that they can
> raise the price of their remaining stock, some of them good and excellent
What is the source of the reliable reports?
Since Alibris is primarily a marketplace for independent sellers, I am
suspicious of the anonymous claim. I'd be interested to hear something
substantiating the claim.
> I would try http://abe.com instead.
Interestingly, the Alibris bookseller that I am considering (Indoo) also
lists on abebooks (abe.com / abebooks.com).
John Costello - cos at indeterminate dot net
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