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Re: Amazon.com/returns policy
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Amazon.com/returns policy
- From: charles alexander <chax@THERIVER.COM>
- Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 12:14:48 -0700
- In-Reply-To: <199801121909.MAA19141@pantano.theriver.com>
- Message-Id: <199801121913.LAA15390@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
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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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