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Re: Amazon.com/returns policy

yes, and thanks, judith -- this is precisely what I meant.


At 02:09 PM 1/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I think Jack has misunderstood charles's very important point.  If I am
>right, the damage in question is not damaged books - it's the chains'
>practice of buying lots of books to fill up their shelves, especially when
>they expect something to sell.  Then the publisher needs to print more to
>keep the title in stock.  Then the chains return lots of books (for full
>refunds!) when they don't sell and the publisher is left holding the bill.
>This may be old news for mass-market companies; it can be financial
>disaster for small publishers who don't have deep pockets.
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