Gordon Neavill aa3401 at
Fri Feb 22 12:37:51 EST 2002

New book dealers often clipped prices too.  When the ML increased retail prices, booksellers sometimes pasted labels with the new price over the old price.  In many cases they just clipped off the old price.  ML titles published shortly before a price increase are especially hard to find in un-price clipped jackets.


Gordon B. Neavill, Associate Professor,
Library & Info. Sci. Program, Wayne State Univ.
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  Many used book dealers price clip books. Normally a used book, which looks new, is priced at about 60% of the list price. The reason that it is price clipped is that the dealer might price the book at 80% of the list price. The other reason prices are clipped by used book dealers is that if the book is several years old and out of print the original price is irrelevant, but customers protest if they see that the current selling price is higher than the original price of the book. This applies to all used books and not specifically ML. However, I suspect price clips on ML are done for similar reasons. 

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