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Re: Book Depository to be acquired by Amazon
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It is a shame as reducing competition is a bad thing. I imagine Amazon will be dropping the free shipping it currently has to Australia once they have absorbed BD.

Realistically, Amazon is so big that it will always be able to consume anyone else that is a threat, just by virtue of having such deep pockets. Equally, I guess it sets a precedent for would-be businesses. If you can get the venture capital to set up a just-about-breaks-even site that gets big enough to be a thorn in Amazon's side, they will be forced to give you a giant pile of money to disappear.

Posted on: 2011/7/4 22:54


Re: The Wonders of eBay
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Just the one Wellinghall!? £60 for a full, decently jacketed, set is not too bad though, is it?

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Posted on: 2011/7/4 14:07
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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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I picked one up in Bristol a few months back for £45 ...

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Re: The Wonders of eBay
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This is not a set I'd particularly set my sights on. But, last month, I was in my local Oxfam bookshop --& they had a nice set (not without faults, but probably about VG+/VG+) for £60. I'll have that...

BH

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Book Depository to be acquired by Amazon
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Since it has been coming up as a potential source in another thread, I thought this would be interesting to the group:

http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/04/amaz ... -international-expansion/

Posted on: 2011/7/4 9:59
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