[PyQt] PyQt book "Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt" now available

Mark Summerfield mark at qtrac.eu
Thu Oct 25 13:33:54 BST 2007

On 2007-10-25, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 25.10.07 13:38:15, alteo_gange wrote:
> > Le jeudi 25 octobre 2007, Gustavo A. Díaz a écrit :
> > > A shame that I can't buy here in Argentina :(
> > > And the cost for me is to much to buy it in Amazon for example
> > > (including the international delivery)...
> >
> > It's a big problem.
> >
> > I live in France.
> >
> > With amazon.fr :
> > 54.47 euros = 77.412764 dollars
> In Amazon Germany its even 63.3 euros, which makes about 90 us$, thats
> almost double the normal price of the book as shipped in the US.
> I could find it quite a bit cheaper at libri.de, its 42,74 euro there,
> which is still more than 10 dollar more than the original price from
> prentice hall. If I buy directly from prentice hall, I'd pay 67$
> including shipping, AFAICS
> I sonder wether its such a special area of interest that those shops
> have to lift the price to make any profit from it or wether they're just
> insane.
> Andreas
> PS: Mark, I know you can't do anything about, just wanted to

I can understand your frustration. I live in the UK and since the US
dollar lost so much value earlier this year it sometimes seems like it
would be cheaper for me to buy books from the US because UK prices don't
seem to have dropped proportionally.

Of course, I don't have any control over the pricing, and this isn't
just about my particular book---my guess is that outside the US
booksellers sell for whatever they think the market will bear. Despite
this, I still buy technical books because I (usually:-) enjoy reading
them, and they often pay back in terms of time saved.

Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd., www.qtrac.eu

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