Used first edition copies of my 'Birds of Australia's Top End' are on sale
on amazon.com for $US210 a copy (they originally retailed at $Au30).
The reasons for such price discrepancies may be demand - as Michael and I
found when we owned a secondhand book shop.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 3460 NT 0832, AUSTRALIA
Ph. 61 08 89 328306
Mobile: 0438 650 835
Birdwatching and Indigenous tourism consultant
Vice-chair, Wildlife Tourism Australia
on 28/12/10 11:32 AM, Dave Torr at wrote:
> It is often weird. I was looking for a book recently which was on sale in
> Aus for around $100 - from the publisher in Europe at $75 inc postage and on
> Amazon for - wait for it - $808 new and over $1000 secondhand!
> On 28 December 2010 12:28, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I have just been chasing up Harrison's "Field Guide to the Birds of Sri
>> Lanka" for someone else and have been mind-boggled at the difference in
>> prices. The publisher, Oxford University Press, lists it for AUD 160,
>> AbeBooks, from around AUD 75 up and a bookshop in Sri Lanka, around AUD 17.
>> I wonder if any one on the list can explain this price discrepancy, apart
>> from the fact that we always seem to be hammered on prices in Australia), I
>> would be mightily obliged.
>> Carl Clifford
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