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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

FEOC: Pricing- Harvard University Press

Books: Harvard University Press, 50 books, half front list, half back list, chosen at random
Data Analyzed: 18 October 2005
Site used: Addall.com
Other: Cheapest book = lowest price after shipping. Purpose of the test is not to evaluate customer service, quality, or reliability - SIMPLY PRICE!

Percentage of queries that returned the cheapest book at
Amazon marketplace: 24%
Half.com: 14%
Abebooks: 12%
Buy.com: 12%
Barnes and Noble*: 10%
Alibris: 8%
Overstock: 6%
Ecampus: 4%
Textbookx: 4%
: 2%
BAMM: 2%
Classbook: 2%

*- B&N price is the standard site price, not the price for club members.