Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Price of Out of the Abyss across 5 Online Retailers


After receiving the letter from Zohaletha it occurred to me that it might be a good idea to look into what the book is running across the Big 5 online book distributors: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books-A-Million, Walmart, and Chapters (primarily a Canadian retailer). The last time I checked the prices in June (see Rage of Demons Pre-Order Price Drops! for more) Amazon was offering the best price at $34.33. My guess is that Amazon will continue to offer the lowest price.

Amazon
Original Price: $49.95
Current Price: $31.00
Savings of: $18.95

Barnes & Noble
Original Price: $49.95
Current Price: $31.30
Savings of: $18.65

Books-A-Million
Original Price: $49.95
Current Price: $49.95
Savings of: NO SAVINGS

Chapters
Original Price: $63.95
Current Price: $40.09
Savings of: $23.86

Walmart
Original Price: $49.95
Current Price: $31.00
Savings of:$18.95

Color me surprised. I had no expectation that Walmart, which didn't even have the book available last time I checked, to provide a price for the book equal to that being offered by Amazon. I also had no idea that Books-A-Million wouldn't provide any savings at all!  

2 comments:

  1. If I can walk into Wal Mart and actually buy D&D books it would truly blow my mind. But likely it's just online. Don't suppose you've heard of anyone seeing them in WAL MARTS out in the wild?

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    1. You should be able to pick up the starter box over in the collectible card aisle next to check-outs, but the actual books, not so much. You can however order it and have it delivered to your local store (which should make it to where you don't have to pay shipping if I remember correctly). That's actually what I'm doing.

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