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Friday, January 27, 2006

Alibris celebrates increase in sales, continues to slight its sellers

As press releases and niche articles praised Alibris' success in its venture with Coremetrics, sellers continued to complain about pitiful shipping reimbursements. Most cannot securely ship a 2lb without borrowing money from their book's gross profit to pay for shipping. This is a travesty as most consumers assume that the ridiculously high shipping cost they pay $3.49 (at times around 200% of the actual cost) would certainly trickle down enough to the independent seller shipping their book safely.