Can anyone tell me why the price of a cheap £7.99 paperback, a copy of which I had previously bought, was shown on Amazon sellers' purchase pages from £35.52 to £671.92 to £891.93. Is it something to do with maintaining a presence on Amazon when you're out of stock? Perhaps you can't be seen if you've no stock and pricing the way they do prevents anybody from buying while keeping your shop visible? Is that it and if it is, how is it overcome, please?
Nothing can be done. It is far better that sellers increase the price to an incredibly high price to prevent people buying than to leave the price and receive orders for items that are out of stock. No body in their right mind is going to order va £8 paperback at several hundred pounds and it saves the seller from having to reload the complete set of details when new stock arrives. To me it is a sensible option.
Thanks Alanrwood, now that you've explained it it does seem logical but at first meeting with it anybody not being in online trade would not think that such a device would be used, especially as everything about the point of sale looked normal and had all the usual info in it. Not knowing the dodge it isn't one's first instinct to think that it is other than genuine. Regards, Rog